|MaRS Centre for Impact Investing launches new social finance Knowledge Hub
At the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, we want to empower communities, individuals and enterprises across Canada that are champing at the bit to do social good. There are so many initiatives and events taking place in the impact investing space every day, and because we know there is so much to learn, we want that [...]
|Have your say: Vote for this year’s Social Finance Awards!
Note: This post originally appeared on SocialFinance.ca. It has been reposted here with permission from the author. “Individual and heroic social innovations are wonderful, but their widespread and lasting impact—even if they are individually scaled up—requires them to shift the entire system around their issue, tilting the way innumerable organizations, processes and sub-systems operate.” – Tim [...]
|SVX: Connecting healthcare companies to impact investors
The Social Venture Connexion, or SVX, was launched on September 19, 2013, at the Toronto Stock Exchange, providing a first-of-its-kind platform to connect socially conscious accredited investors with ventures providing social impact.
|New MaRS investment platform to mobilize private capital for public good
Toronto, September 19, 2013 – MaRS Discovery District officially launched its new impact investing platform, SVX (Social Venture Connexion), in an announcement this morning at the Toronto Stock Exchange. It is the first local impact investment platform of its kind in North America. To celebrate the launch, Ilse Treurnicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery District, joined Tom [...]
|Twelve ventures hit the impact investing market with SVX
When the Toronto Stock Exchange rang its bell this morning, Canada’s capital markets opened to impact investing with the official launch of SVX (Social Venture Connexion).
|Introducing the inaugural cohort of Impact8
Note: This post originally appeared on SocialFinance.ca. It has been reposted here with permission from the author. 147 applications and only 8 spots. In early June, Impact8 participated in a collaborative application process, seeking to find the eight best-suited ventures to participate in the inaugural cohort of the Impact8 program.
|Impact investing policy in Canada: A conversation with MaRS’ Adam Jagelewski
Earlier this summer we had a chance to read about the experiences of MaRS Centre for Impact Investing director Ted Anderson at the G8 Social Impact Investment Forum as he described Canada’s position and opportunities in impact investing. We further this conversation with Adam Jagelewski, associate director at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, who presents new insights [...]
|Lessons from Lugano: Partnering for Global Impact 2013
I had the pleasure of attending Partnering for Global Impact 2013 in Lugano, Switzerland, on July 10 and 11. The conference’s aim was to bring together renowned global leaders in impact investing with social enterprises that are bringing about changes in healthcare, education, agriculture, clean technology and housing.
|An open letter from the founder of the SVX to the OSC
Note: This post originally appeared on SocialFinance.ca. It has been reposted here with permission from the author. Thank you Debra Foubert. With a stroke of your powerful pen on the OSC decision to approve the SVX as a Restricted Dealer on June 17, 2013, you signed off on an exciting social innovation, and you closed one long chapter [...]
|Aboriginal Power: Clean energy and the future of Canada’s First Peoples – MaRS Global Leadership
Chris Henderson, president of Lumos Energy, launches his new book, “Aboriginal Power.” He discusses the game-changing potential of aboriginal co-ownership of clean energy projects that will advance Canada’s relationship with indigenous communities toward a sustainable and prosperous future.