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  • Visionary leadership advances a new paradigm for Canada

    Visionary leadership advances a new paradigm for Canada

    Visionary leadership and perseverance are required to take advantage of a new paradigm that is rapidly forming. Some of the new descriptors in the business and public sectors include: blended value, corporate shared value, impact investing, social enterprise and social innovation. These bold new approaches are changing business as usual and are breaking down our [...]



  • Memorable moments in impact investing in 2013

    Memorable moments in impact investing in 2013

    It is the season for lists and year-end reflections. You’ve probably read Time’s Person of the Year list, the Techvibes 100 and, if you’re lucky, you’ve even read the top 10 best of 2013 lists of 2013 from The Washington Post.



  • MaRS Centre for Impact Investing launches new social finance Knowledge Hub

    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

    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 [...]



  • A development perspective on Social Impact Bonds for non-profits

    A development perspective on Social Impact Bonds for non-profit service providers

    Despite a series of public announcements made by governments across the country over the past few years, the provocative Social Impact Bond (SIB) model has remained relatively under the radar in Canada. However, the Canadian marketplace is awakening, quietly shifting from concept ideation to more rigorous analysis of the opportunities.



  • Beyond certification, B Corps are about community

    Beyond certification, B Corp is about community

    Certified B Corporation (B Corp) is a third-party certification for companies that are using the power of business to solve social or environmental problems.



  • 130911 socap recap

    9 reasons why SOCAP U is where you want to be

    Note: This blog originally appeared on the SocialFinance.ca website. It has been re-published here with permission from the author.  SOCAP is like the impact investing-focused university you wished you could have attended.




  • RBC inks first deal for its Social Finance initiative, investing $500,000 in MaRS Cleantech Fund

    Toronto, August 21, 2013 – MaRS Discovery District today announced that the RBC Generator, the impact investing arm of RBC’s Social Finance initiative, has invested $500,000 in the MaRS Cleantech Fund, Canada’s most active dedicated early-stage cleantech venture fund. This is the first deal announced through the RBC initiative. Launched in 2012, the MaRS Cleantech [...]

  • 130801 Social Finance Awards

    Nominate a leader for the 2013 Social Finance Awards

    Note: This post originally appeared on SocialFinance.ca. It has been reposted here with permission from the author. Although in its early stages, the impact investing marketplace in Canada is already beginning to take shape, featuring a substantial number of high-impact collaborations, pioneering institutions and thought-leaders who are working to drive sectoral activity forward. Without these individuals, [...]



  • 130719 PartneringSocial

    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.




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