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Investing for the world we want: Marco Vangelisti at TEDxSantaCruz

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A personal journey from conventional finance to regenerative investing. Learn about the importance of divesting form the old economy and the emergence of four powerful trends that will transform the world of investing. This TEDxSantaCruz talk is one of 22 surrounding our theme of "Activate" at the third full-day TEDxSantaCruz event held March 8, 2014 at the Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, CA. http://www.tedxsantacruz.org/ Marco came to the US from Italy as a Fulbright scholar in mathematics and economics at the University of California in Berkeley. After a stint in the financial industry, Marco worked as visual artist on a full-time basis for 5 years and obtained a MFA focusing on the intersection between public art and ecology. He later worked for 6 years managing investment equity portfolios primarily on behalf of large foundations and endowments. In April 2009 Marco left the finance industry and has since been instrumental in the formation and development of the Slow Money Northern California chapter where he currently leads the investor working group. Marco is currently developing Essential Knowledge for Transition, a curriculum for engaged citizens to understand the money and banking system, the economic system and the financial system and how we need to transform them. http://ek4t.com/ In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Valentina Iselle (3 years ago)
Caro Marco, mi piacerebbe molto capire quello che tu dici in queste conferenze, ma purtroppo non conosco l'inglese. Non c'è modo di tradurre o mettere sottotitoli in italiano? Ciao un bacione. Zia Valentina
Mairead Murphy (5 years ago)
This is a must watch video!  Thank you Marco.
Mark Lakeman (5 years ago)
Marco, what an amazing story of transformation! You are utterly convincing, and such a pleasure to listen to.
Marco Vangelisti (4 years ago)
Thanks Mark. I loved your talk as well. Glad to hear you are involved in Our Table cooperative of my friend Narendra!

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