Should Vermont divest? A recent study argues that Vermont’s state pension funds have given up $77 million in gains due to investments in fossil fuels. Gov. Peter Shumlin has also recently called for the state to divest, causing a rift with State Treasurer Beth Pearce, who opposes divestment. We speak with a Vermont investment manager about why he advocates for divestment.
Woody Tasch, founder of the national Slow Money movement, talks about his evolution from being a venture capitalist to investing in sustainable food and agriculture and supporting a nonviolent economy. Eric Becker, co-founder of Slow Money Vermont, talks about how even small investors can help support sustainable food ventures in Vermont.