On Wednesday, November 7, the Wallace Stegner Center will present a lecture and book signing by Woody Tasch, founder and chairman of Slow Money, titled “Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered.” The 12:15 p.m. lecture, to be held in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, is free and open to the public with no registration required.
Slow Money is a 501(c)3 non-profit formed in 2008 to catalyze the flow of investment capital to small food enterprises and to promote new principles of fiduciary responsibility to support sustainable agriculture and the emergence of a restorative economy. Tasch is Chairman Emeritus of Investors’ Circle, a nonprofit network of investors that has facilitated the flow of $150 million to 230 sustainability minded, early stage companies and venture funds. For most of the 1990’s Woody was Treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, where he pioneered mission related investing. He is an experienced venture-capital investor and entrepreneur, he has served on numerous for-profit and non-profit boards, and was founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance, which supports venture investing in economically disadvantaged regions. In 2010, Utne Reader named Woody one of “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” Woody’s book Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money is published by Chelsea Green and now available in paperback.