Jody Rasch

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About Jody Rasch

Jody Rasch is the Managing Trustee of VegInvest.  Prior to this he headed the Social Performance Group at Moody’s Corporation working on projects including microfinance and social investing.  He also served on various advisory boards including Women’s World Banking’s Gender Performance Initiative, the SMART Campaign’s Certification Task Force, Grameen Foundation’s Social Performance Advisory Committee and the Global Impact Investing Rating Service (GIIRS). Mr. Rasch has presented on social and financial issues at conferences worldwide. Mr. Rasch also worked at Moody’s Risk Management Services.  Prior to joining Moody’s Mr. Rasch started Financial Directions, a training company that conducted financial training programs for international commercial and investment banks. He also headed the New York derivatives sales desk of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and has worked in the corporate treasury departments of two Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Rasch has a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and holds an MBA in Finance from New York University.

Mr. Rasch is on the Board of Directors of Battery Dance Company, VegFund and Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.

Why You Should Listen

In this conversation, Jody and I talk about how his background led him to VegInvest and we get into the evolution of vegan investing. Jody has been plant-based for the better part of 30 years and has watched the innovation in the food sector skyrocket in recent years. We talk about what he looks for in the companies that VegInvest takes on and he shares details about an upcoming incubator program that will be launched by VegInvest to help new companies grow and link up to mentoring networks to be more successful.

Speaking as an investor, Jody provides priceless advice and insight that anyone who is just starting out in the plant-based space can take to improve their products and stand out in the market.

This conversation is an absolutely must-listen for anyone looking to break into the plant-based food or technology space. I hope you take as much from it as I did!

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