‘Slow Money’ Founder to Speak on Ecology of Investing

Woody Tasch

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Woody Tasch, the founder of Slow Money, will be the speaker for the 2012 annual meeting of the Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the talk, at the First Congregational Church of Great Barrington, 251 Main Street, Great Barrington.

Slow Money, based in Brookline, Mass., seeks to make land and people the central principles of investing rather than the maximizing of profits. Slow Money’s vision statement references stresses the need to look “at philanthropy and investment through the lens of food, soil and place.”

Woody Tasch, the founder and chairman of Slow Money, pioneered the integration of asset management and philanthropic purpose in the 1990s as treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and as founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance. For 10 years he was chairman of Investors’ Circle, a network of angel investors, family offices, and social purpose funds and foundations that has invested in ventures promoting sustainability. Tasch is the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered (Chelsea Green).

Tasch’s talk will follow the annual business meeting of the Community Land Trust, conducted by Christopher Blair, president of the organization.

Tickets to the talk are $5 or 5 BerkShares, available at the door. Admission is free to members of the Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires.

The Community Land Trust brings together citizens concerned about affordable housing, preservation of farmland, and open space conservation into a nonprofit corporation with the goal of balancing human needs with those of the land. Membership in the CLT is $10 or 10 BerkShares.




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