Michael Bartner is the Vice President of Slow Money Institute. Since 2010, dozens of local Slow Money networks and investment clubs have catalyzed the flow of $46 million into 450 local and/or organic food enterprises in the U.S., Canada and France. Michael is former Associate Director of Investor’s Circle (IC), one of the oldest angel networks in the country and the only one dedicated to sustainability; since 1992, IC members have invested more than $200 million in early stage ventures. Michael previously worked with the Carter Center’s Global Development Initiative, SustainAbility in London, and Park Pride in Atlanta where he taught urban gardening to underprivileged children. Michael has a B.A. in Environmental Science and Political Science from Emory University and the London School of Economics. He has an M.B.A. from Northeastern University. He lives in York, Maine with his wife and two daughters, Scarlet (3) and Opal (1).