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Slow Money Vermont to host Local Impact Investing Education Series at VSECU and King Arthur Flour

https://milkmoneyvt.com/buildbetterworld

Marco Vangelisti calls himself a “recovering investment management executive.” He is now a 100 percent impact investor and shares his experience to help communities increase their capacity for local investing.  

Vangelisti will present an introductory evening presentation on May 23, 2017 at VSECU in Montpelier followed by a deeper daylong workshop on Aligning Your Investments with Your Values on May 24, 2017 at King Arthur Flour in Norwich. Individuals may attend either or both sessions. The two-day local impact investing series is a collaborative effort organized by Slow Money Vermont, a network of organizations catalyzing local impact investing to invigorate Vermont’s economy.

“Marco was well received during his Northeast debut last fall at the Slow Money New England Regional Gathering and we are excited to bring him back to Vermont to share his expertise with Vermonters interested in going deeper on impact investing,” says Eric DeLuca, Chair of Slow Money Vermont.

VSECU CEO Rob Miller added, “We want Vermonters at all income levels to recognize the power they have when it comes to where they invest their hard-earned dollars. Our aim is to foster strategies and opportunities for those investments to align with individual values.”

As a national lecturer and author, Vangelisti draws on personal experience and provides an understanding of banking, financial, and economic systems and how they can be transformed based on the curriculum he developed for Essential Knowledge for Transition. The Vermont events are geared toward those who long to operate with integrity in all parts of their lives but feel under-equipped to align investments with their values. Localvores, impact investors and wealth management advisors alike will gain actionable insights and tools.

“The starting point in these workshops is the realization that money and investment capital are constructs, and that the safety promised by global investing is illusory,” Vangelisti notes. “The next step is building our own personal investment compasses, clarifying the issues we care about,” he explains.

The presentation on May 23 at VSECU’s Montpelier branch will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The evening will introduce local impact investing concepts and provide networking for individuals interested in building a better world through their investments. Cost is $35 and includes light refreshments and cash bar. 

The workshop on May 24 at King Arthur Flour in Norwich will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will learn about essential portfolio management and risk assessment skills, and how to link their financial resources with local resilience. Cost is $75 and includes breakfast and lunch. 

Space is limited, so advance registration is required for both events.  More information and ticket registration can be found at https://milkmoneyvt.com/buildbetterworld.

The series is hosted by Slow Money Vermont and a coalition of organizations committed to fostering local impact investing to support and invigorate Vermont’s economy. Sponsors include:  VSECU, Vermont Works, Clean Yield Asset Management, BALE, the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative, Milk Money Vermont, Skinny Pancake, Vermont Community Loan Fund, Merritt & Merritt, Moulton Law Group, Flexible Capital Fund, and Community Capital of Vermont.

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Slow Money Vermont informs, inspires and connects individuals, businesses, philanthropists, and investors interested in building a sustainable local and regional food system. Slow Money Vermont activities catalyze new investment opportunities in the people, businesses and communities that contribute to a sustainable food economy. Slow Money Vermont is a project of the Farm to Plate Network and supports Vermont's Farm to Plate goals to increase investments and financial partnerships in food system enterprises. Learn more at: www.facebook.com/slowmoneyvermont.