WorldTree is a business and impact investment that provides farmers of the Empress Tree a sustainable living, while also providing giant carbon sinks for the world. Financial adviser Max Mintz describes the financing and how it’s helped business development at his firm, while farmer Kim Martens explains to Liz and Steve what it feels like to watch your dream coming true.
In this episode you’ll hear about:
- Why SDG#8 seeks to promote inclusive and sustainable economic development and decent work for all by 2030.
- How the Empress Tree is so effective at sequestering carbon.
- Ways World Tree plans to help 10,000 small farmers over five years to cultivate crops and provide 100,000 jobs.
- How this impact investment brought new clients to Common Interests.
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United Nations SDG#8 Information
Dr. Cathy Key is president and chief operating officer of World Tree.
Kim Martens is a farmer harvesting Empress Trees in Alabama with World Tree.
Max Mintz is a financial planner with Common Interests, an advice firm that focuses on socially responsible investing.
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