As impact reporting becomes vital to organizations, we face a big challenge: the social finance world lacks common standards. How can practitioners agree on the same metrics and method to create truly reflective data, while still remaining accountable to their core stakeholders? This story is crafted in partnership with the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing in the lead up to the 2019 Social Finance Forum.
To solve global and local challenges, there’s a fast-growing need for philanthropic foundations to collaborate with other sectors. We partnered with Philanthropic Foundations Canada to explore the benefits, risks, and opportunities for cross-sector collaboration.
The charitable and nonprofit space has been thirsty for innovation for a while — but long been limited by the governmental regulations and restrictions boxing it in. Three recommendations from the Senate Special Committee on the Charitable Sector, however, could change that. Centre for Social Innovation founder and CEO Tonya Surman weighs in.
Impact investing and social finance aren't sustainable with government funding or philanthropic capital alone. There is a continued amount of work that the social change community across Canada needs to do to convene and convince mainstream private sector players of its value.
Kotn started with the simple desire to create a reasonably priced, well-made T-shirt. Scaling globally, it’s now helping to rebuild Egypt’s cotton industry and sewing ethics into its entire supply chain. We sat down with Rami Helali, co-founder and CEO of Kotn, to dive into the company’s startup journey as part of Future of Good's Launch Plan series.
The Pearson Commission’s breakthrough report on foreign aid, delivered in September of 1969, which set the global Official Development Assistance (ODA) target of 0.7%, was a Canadian-led innovation. 50 years later, experts weigh in on the significance of this target to Canada’s global leadership in the next decade.
Canada’s Arctic is leading the way on a number of innovations that enhance lives. Every year, the Arctic Inspiration Prize awards funding to projects by the North, for the North. This innovative prize approach uses a non-traditional funding model to support and accelerate Arctic-led projects — and these four previous prize winners show that the model is working.
When it comes to technology, most non-profits and charitable organizations don't have the time or budget to implement new solutions. With that gap in mind, GoodBox founder Andrew O'Brien set out to bring new donation solutions to the charitable sector, with an aim to bridge the digital divide and accelerate giving. He tells his founding story as part of Future of Good's Launch Plan series.