Posts tagged with: Sustainable Investing

By Janice St. Onge, Flexible Capital Fund “Our mission hasn’t changed,” said Greg Georgaklis, founder of Farmers To You, “but the world has.” Launched in 2009, Farmers To You connects farmers and food producers in Vermont to customers in the...
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By Kelly Nottermann, Flexible Capital Fund, L3C Nils Behn vividly remembers sitting in class at Harwood Union High School and deciding that he would use his time on this planet to have a positive impact on the environment. “There was...
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Used for decades in Europe, TimberHP by GO Lab brings wood fiber insulation to the Northern Forest By Kelly Nottermann, Flexible Capital Fund, L3C An architect and a chemist walk into a paper mill… It’s an unlikely partnership in an...
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After a 20-year hiatus, the next generation of DesLauriers are at the helm bringing new ideas, energy, and the labor of love to the resort. By Kelly Nottermann, Flexible Capital Fund, L3C Even though it’s October, Lindsay DesLauriers’ skis are...
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Made from recycled glass, Glavel will begin manufacturing foam glass gravel at its Essex facility this fall. By Kelly Nottermann “The built environment is responsible for nearly 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions,” said Rob Conboy, founder and CEO of...
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Pulmac Systems International Brings the Information Age to Pulp and Paper The pulp and paper industry is not known for its cutting-edge technology or pushing the frontiers of innovation. In fact, little has changed in the 150 years since wood...
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By Janice St. Onge, president of the Flexible Capital Fund “Battery storage is what allows renewable energy to be relevant in today’s market,” said Jay Bellows, president and CEO of KORE Solutions, Inc. (formerly known as Northern Reliability). “Mother nature...
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Cider pioneer Eleanor Léger on growing a business with intention. Movies have been made about the romantic notion of leaving corporate America to start a business in a remote, bucolic Vermont town, but few of those fictional characters can hold...
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Take One Step Today By Janice St. Onge, Flexible Capital Fund President Is your money invested in alignment with your values? How can you find out? What does it mean to invest anyway? Don’t know where to start? Here’s a...
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By Janice St. Onge, Flexible Capital Fund President The Flexible Capital Fund, L3C (the “Flex Fund”) provides risk capital in the form of revenue-based financing to growing companies in Vermont’s food system, forestry and clean technology sectors. These businesses are...
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