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Nature Redistributes Resources

Can our economic model work more like nature, regenerating the systems that power its growth?

In southern New England where I live, mature hardwood forests are made up predominantly of oak, maple, white pine, hemlock, and birch trees. The oak tree, king of the forest, sends its roots as much as fifteen to twenty feet down and brings up water that it shares with other plants in the forest. With its magnificent canopy, the oak intercepts sunlight and produces carbon to feed soil microbiology. Deborah Frieze on Investment Strategies to Close the Wealth Divide.   Watch the Full Program The oak tree, says rancher Sallie Calhoun, “isn’t out for itself; it’s out for the forest.” The…
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Deborah Frieze is founder and president of the Boston Impact Initiative, an impact investing fund dedicated to closing the racial wealth divide in Eastern Massachusetts. She is co-author with Margaret Wheatley of Walk Out Walk On, an award-winning book about building healthy and resilient communities.

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