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Introduction – February 2017

By Rianka Dorsainvil, CFP, Your Greatest Contribution, Guest Editor

There is much debate about the millennial generation. Some of our predecessors call us lazy and coddled, while others accuse us of being entitled. While we certainly dispute those characterizations, what is not up for debate is our desire to leave the world a better place. We are civic-minded, entrepreneurial spirited and open to learn from those who do not look or think like us. In this issue of GreenMoney Journal, you will hear from four Millennials who are in various stages of their careers: two who have ventured out on their own to make an impact in their own special way, and two who choose the corporate path. Each writer brings a unique lens on what it means to make a sustainable impact.

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GreenMoney’s 25 Year Journey

By Cliff Feigenbaum, founder and managing editor, GreenMoney Journal

Where did this begin for me? Was it watching the “Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau,” or the ecology flags we pasted on our bumpers in the early 70s? Or that public service TV spot of the canoeing Native American tearing up as he looked at the litter along the river. Or maybe it was those smog alerts in LA where I grew up. Fast forward to the 80s when I was working at a hospital in the NW. After I chose my 401k plan I soon discovered, as I tried to make more “informed” financial decisions, that the mutual funds had numerous tobacco stocks in their holdings. Wow! At a healthcare institution! A good friend who was a skilled editor decided after much research to join me in writing an article on SRI for the local Journal of Business – they published our first draft.

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The Next 25 Years – Big Picture Thinking

By Amy Domini, founder, Domini Impact Investments

Responsible investing momentum is strong. For me, and for many of my generation, the future is clear: we are well on our way towards the installation of a vitally important system-level force for good, one that will protect future generations, indeed the planet itself. We have laid the groundwork for a financial system which functions globally to protect people and the planet. My purpose in advocating what I called ethical investing was to build a large enough investor presence that demanded a clean and dignified future for all.

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Biomimicry = Return on Inspiration

By Janine Benyus, co-founder, Biomimicry 3.8 and the Biomimicry Institute

It seems so obvious now: innovators are turning to nature for inspiration in chemistry, building, agriculture, energy, health, transportation, computing – even the design of organizations and cities. Biomimicry is taught from kindergarten to university and practiced in all scales of enterprise. But it wasn’t always this way. When Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature first came out, none of the people featured in my book knew one another, nor was there a name for their nature-inspired approach.

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Responsible Investing – Principles, Pillars and Progress

By John Streur, president and CEO, Calvert Research and Management

The responsible investing movement that we have started and shaped has reached the end of the beginning, with a broad and strong foundation that will evolve to provide the superstructure of our society’s continuing struggle to address and solve its greatest challenges. Our efforts are working, and we are being joined in our mission by more investors worldwide every day. The UN Principles for Responsible Investment – of which Calvert was a founder – counts 1,700 large investors & $70 trillion in assets.

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The Future of SRI

By Matthew Patsky, Chief Executive Officer, Trillium Asset Management

Eight years ago I received the call asking me to consider joining Trillium Asset Management as CEO. Since that time, we have seen more interest than ever in the field of sustainable investing from a wide variety of institutions, mainstream money managers, and families often driven by women and millennials, bringing assets over to impact. Looking out over the horizon, I see six emerging trends that I believe shed light on the future of sustainable investing.

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I often refer to Slow Money as "the CSA of investing." As with community-supported agriculture, our efforts revolve around informal, direct relationships and shared risk. Slow Money funding is flowing in a variety of ways in dozens of communities across the United States (and a few in Canada and France) — peer-to-peer lending, investment clubs, angel networks and pitch fests at public events large and small. Join us for the SOIL 2017 Conference this October, in Boulder, CO.

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Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

By Theo Ferguson, founder, Healing Living Systems & Stuart Valentine, founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.

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The War Between Farm and Forest

By Sofia Faruqi, manager, New Restoration Economy, World Resources Institute

Hundreds of people have died in northern Kenya in recent months due to conflict between armed cattle herders and the wildlife conservation community. During my visits to this part of Kenya over the last two years, I was surprised to find livestock in a region renowned for wildlife.

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