Catching Up With: Finance for Food’s Elizabeth Ü

Elizabeth U

Elizabeth U

As TEDxManhattan approaches, we are checking in with past speakers .  Below, 2011 speaker Elizabeth Ü brings us up to date on her work at the intersection of sustainable food systems and social finance.

Elizabeth Ü has been tirelessly educating socially responsible food entrepreneurs about their financing options since the inaugural TEDxManhattan event, having designed, delivered, and/or moderated over a dozen workshops, panel presentations, webinars and keynote addresses to local, regional, and national audiences around the country.

RaisingDoughCover (1)Her groundbreaking new book, Raising Dough: the Complete Guide to Financing a Socially-Responsible Food Business, will be published by Chelsea Green in July of 2013.

Elizabeth has also contributed to several new books, reports, articles, and guides related to financing food businesses, including the USDA’s Regional Food Hub Resource Guide, the California Financial Opportunities Network’s Access to Capital guidebook, The Springcreek Foundation’s Promoting Sustainable Food Systems Through Impact Investing report, the Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity book by Michael H. Shuman, and the forthcoming Farms with a Future, Creating and Growing a Sustainable Farm Business book by Rebecca Thistlethwaite. Please visit for more information about Elizabeth’s work.

Change Food is a nonprofit whose mission is to connect and transform the food we eat, the people who produce it, and the world in which it is grown. To read and learn more, visit The Guide to Good Food blog. 


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