Three Ideas To Implement Canada's new Social Finance Fund

Why It Matters

The Government of Canada has proposed up to $755 million over the next ten years for a new Social Finance Fund to encourage innovative approaches to address complex social issues. This is poised to help resource a more just and sustainable economy. Yet, in order to create lasting impact, it must deploy the resources strategically.

Launch Plan: Inside the startup journey of Kotn, Canada's next big ethical brand

Why It Matters

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.

There’s a new toy to teach failure. Here’s how it works.

Why It Matters

Failure is typically not something organizations in the world of impact like to open up about. Twenty One Toys founder Ilana Ben-Ari tells us why teaching failure at the workplace can not only strengthen organizational culture, but help create lasting impact.

Then & Now: How Kitchener’s Blue Box Program Launched Modern Day Recycling

Why It Matters

Recycling has been seen as the perfect solution to our wasteful woes. But as news of plastic waste issues take over headlines, journalist Bill Bean dives into this through a historical look at the origin of Canada’s innovative household Blue Box Program — and how it continues to evolve today.

Launch Plan: The Inside Journey of a FinTech Startup Changing the Charitable Donation Game

Why It Matters

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.

How Can We Decolonize Impact Investing?

Why It Matters

Over the last two years, impact investing in Canada has grown by a massive 81 percent, with $14.75 billion now invested in purpose-driven solutions. But according to Jeff Cyr, of Raven Indigenous Capital Partners, there's one big problem with traditional impact investing: its lack of Indigenous inclusion. We caught up with him to learn how we can decolonize social finance.

Why Facebook’s New Libra Coin is Good — and Really Bad — for the World

Why It Matters

In 2013, Pathways to Education became the first charity in Canada to accept bitcoin donations. Fast forward to 2019, and giving platform CHIMP has processed over $2.5 million in cryptocurrency donations. Cryptocurrency has clearly already met the world of impact — but the arrival of Libra is about to make that relationship far more complicated.