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RSF Social Finance, located in San Francisco, California, is a non-profit financial services organization offering investing, lending, and philanthropic services to individuals and enterprises with a deep commitment to improving the well-being of society and environment. RSF Social Finance is the trade name of Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. and its affiliates
RSF’s mission is to partner with investors, donors, and social enterprises to realize financial transactions that enliven consciousness and enhance quality of life. With clients, RSF cultivates environmental, social and financial sustainability, and provides access to capital for organizations committed to fair practices and improving economic conditions. It was instrumental in introducing microfinance to Citi Private Bank. The company has supported early-stage fair-trade companies unable to access loans from traditional banking sector. The organization upholds transparency in lending: annually, borrowers are sent a list of those who made their loan possible, and lenders are sent the complete list of those to whom loans have been given.
1002A O’Reilly Avenue
CA 94129 San Francisco
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Voluntary initiativesRSF Social Finance has committed itself to the following voluntary standards:
RSF Social Finance upholds the following values which are their guideline for investment decisions. Their operating principles translate these into concrete actions.
The primary role of money is to serve the highest intentions of the human spirit.
People are best served by financial transactions that are direct, transparent, and personal, based on long-term relationships.
Economic success will be defined by social and ecological impact, not by financial results alone.
Networks and associations will be increasingly important in the circulation of money.
A deeply entrepreneurial culture is required to generate breakthrough ideas at the intersection of social change and finance.
All those seeking to align their values with their money will have access to opportunities for investing, lending, and giving.