Mainstream impact investing, achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, collaborating with companies — Canadian social impact leaders had a variety of ideas back in January about the state of the sector in 2030.
Then the COVID-19 pandemic began. An uprising against anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism surged to prominence around the globe. The WE Charity controversy threw the sector into a transparency crisis. Philanthropy became more trust-based to respond to organizations’ emerging and critical needs. Canadians are struggling to pay their bills and find joy amid one of the most tumultuous periods in recent history. The social impact sector is facing unprecedented financial and ethical challenges.
Predicting what will happen tomorrow, let alone the next 10 years, is exce
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