Cyan Yahoo Message Board - by poster "Oldwise" discussing Rudolf Steiner Foundation (RSF). I have been planning to blog more about RSF’s role in the Michael Arlen Davis saga at Cyanotech and feel Oldwise's words provide the right place to start.
The quotes below are from the Rudolf Steiner Foundation website - presenting RSF's investment philosophy. RSF has admitted to being a group member with Chairman of the Board, Michael Davis, and together Davis and RSF own a control block of shares. Davis is a huge donor to RSF and obviously recruited RSF to be his partner at Cyanotech. Thus, the words below are most likely the guiding principles for the company - anticipating inevitable ecological and deemphasizing growth. Explains a lot of what we've seen from the company over the years. Apparently, Davis, RSF and the rest of the board thought it was a good idea to keep us shareholders in the dark concerning their plans for the company.
"If you’ve invested in publicly traded, multinational corporations, acknowledge it and the associated risks and problems. Don’t try to make the case for the sustainability of a fundamentally flawed system."
"In the face of ecological limits and the potentially wrenching social changes that may ensue, the riskiest investments will be those that depend on the existing economic order to continue."
"GDP growth is not an inherent “God-given” right, nor is it inevitable...In the face of ecological limits, we must question whether we can reasonably expect our global economy to continue to grow as it has in the past. Unless we very rapidly figure out how to grow without using and emitting more “stuff,” we need to consider the possibility of an extended period of material economic contraction. To be blunt, this means no growth."
"We risk not being taken seriously by real investors...At this early stage in the rewriting of investment theory to address the reality of ecological limits, we must be bold and courageous."
"This new framework flies in the face of conventional theory and investment strategies. And, no matter how logical the argument or reasonable the concepts, these ideas will be dismissed by many investment professionals, including members of foundation investment committees, consultants to pensions and wealthy families, brokers, Wall Street investment bankers, and advisors to Congress and the White House."
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