WEBINAR REPLAY: Canadian Black entrepreneurs should create the next Google / Les entrepreneurs noirs canadiens devraient créer le prochain Google

Why It Matters

Il n'existe qu'un seul fonds canadien, BKR, pour financer l'entrepreneuriat noir dans le domaine de la technologie. Lorsqu'ils obtiennent un financement, les entrepreneurs noirs reçoivent des prêts, rarement des fonds propres. Le Québécois Wils Theagene estime qu'il est urgent de changer de système et de créer une véritable chaîne de financement pour les entrepreneurs de la communauté noire. There is only one Canadian fund, BKR, to finance Black entrepreneurship in technology. When they get funding, Black entrepreneurs receive loans, rarely equity. Quebec's Wils Theagene sees a pressing need for a system change, creating a real financing chain for entrepreneurs from the Black community.

Mindset more valuable than skillset when it comes to a career in social finance

Why It Matters

Canada’s $755 million Social Finance Fund has the potential to accelerate the growth of Canada’s social finance market. Will there be enough skilled people to support it?

Q&A: Will Canada follow in Europe's footsteps and regulate greenwashing?

Why It Matters

Greenwashing neutralizes climate action and prevents responsible and impact investors from making decisions aligned with their values. Europe now regulates green claims by demanding more sustainability disclosure from companies. U.S. authorities chose a less binding road. Canada is stuck in the middle.

More data is always better, but are non-profits making the best use of data they already have?

Why It Matters

The last four years have rapidly accelerated changes in volunteerism. Understanding current trends could help improve volunteer recruitment and retention, but national data is limited.

Human and civil rights groups call for withdrawal of Canada’s AI legislation

Why It Matters

In Budget 2024, the federal government announced $5.1 million to enforce the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act. Most consultations have been with industry, while human rights groups and non-profits have had little involvement in crafting the legislation to date.