10 visionary leaders on the state of social impact in (post-pandemic) 2030

COVID-19 threw a wrench into the social impact sector’s grand plans for 2030, but that isn’t stopping leaders from dreaming big.

Why It Matters

The last nine months have seen Canada’s social impact sector go into survival mode. But survival alone is not sustainable. Huge challenges await Canada in the post-pandemic world, and vision, courage, and resourcefulness are required to remain relevant after the virus is defeated.

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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