Jasper van Brakel Discusses Regenerative Finance

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“Our complex system problems are proving resistant to simple solutions, and each one has its own web of complexities to unwind. One thing they all have in common, though, is that you can’t fix a broken [name any system] with a broken finance system. That’s why regenerative finance — a concept that’s been percolating at the edges of impact investing and sustainable business since at least 2015, when John Fullerton laid out the principles of regenerative economics — is emerging as an essential strategy.

Simply put, regenerative finance uses money as a tool to solve systemic problems and regenerate communities and natural environments. Its goal is to heal and create shared value. Profits are not the end, but rather a means to further progress. In regenerative finance, circulation replaces accumulation.”

— “From Regenerative Finance is No Longer the Future — It Has Arrived” in Impact Entrepreneur Magazine (www.impactentrepreneur.com)


Jasper van Brakel is CEO of RSF Social Finance, a lending, giving and investing innovator based in San Francisco. @RSFSocFinance. Van Brakel sees firsthand the energy that mission-aligned, catalytic capital sparks. He guides RSF in revolutionizing how people relate to and work with money, leading a talented team that develops innovative giving, investing, and lending programs to address the significant social, environmental, and economic challenges of our time.