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Meet Root Capital’s New Chief Operating Officer

Posted by Root Capital  |  Nov 19, 2019 7:54:05 AM

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Root Capital is pleased to welcome Frances Reid as our new Chief Operating Officer. We recently sat down to learn more about her background and what brought her to Root Capital.

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Topics: News and Announcements, Staff Profiles, Our Community

Predicting Social and Environmental Impact Through Due Diligence

Posted by Elizabeth Teague  |  Nov 18, 2019 5:04:01 PM

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Note: This blog post is the second in a four-part series exploring how Root Capital measures and manages the impact of our lending. Read part one here. 

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Topics: Stories of Impact, Our Community

New Members Bring Expertise in Coffee and Gender Equity to Root Capital's Board of Directors

Posted by Root Capital  |  Oct 30, 2019 11:03:11 AM

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Root Capital is thrilled to announce the addition of two sector-leading experts to our board of directors. Lindsey Bolger, who has spent the last three decades promoting sustainable sourcing within the coffee industry, has joined us alongside Marissa Wesely, a lawyer and life-long advocate for women's economic opportunity. You can read more about Lindsey and Marissa below. 

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Topics: News and Announcements, Our Community

How Root Capital Measures and Manages the Impact of Our Work

Posted by Katie Naeve  |  Oct 1, 2019 9:58:46 AM

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Note: This blog post is the first in a four-part series exploring how Root Capital measures our impact and that of our clients on farming communities around the world.

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Topics: Stories of Impact, Our Community

Meet the New Chair of Root Capital’s Board

Posted by Willy Foote  |  Apr 5, 2019 9:44:15 AM

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Ana Zacapa (third from right) accompanies the Root Capital team to visit client agricultural businesses in southern Mexico.

In December 2017, I was in Chiapas State in southern Mexico when Root Capital’s Senior Manager of Advisory Services for the region, David Lozano, turned to me and said: “I’m so excited she’s on our board, asking such insightful questions—and in her native Spanish!” David was talking about Ana Zacapa, who was accompanying us deep into the mountains of Chiapas to visit coffee and honey cooperatives, and to hear directly from farmers both about the challenges they face and the innovative solutions they can access as part of an agricultural business.

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Topics: News and Announcements, Our Community

Three Things That Inspired Me In 2018

Posted by Willy Foote  |  Jan 11, 2019 11:11:51 AM

Happy New Year!

2018 was another impactful year for Root Capital. We worked with 200+ businesses to reach more than 625,000 farmers, connecting them to markets and services. Over the last 20 years, I've been consistently inspired by the tenacity and ingenuity of the agricultural enterprises we support—and last year was no exception. Here are just a few of the stories that made my jaw drop in 2018:

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Topics: Stories of Impact, Our Community