$800,000 student-led impact investing fund adds new chapters in Ottawa and Victoria

In 2020, the Vancouver-based student-led fund realized a 15x return on an investment in alternative meat company, Very Good Butchers.

Why It Matters

Business degrees are the most sought-after post-secondary education in Canada. But if students graduate without learning about how business can be a force for good, Canada risks having a corporate class that only orients toward profit.

This story is part of the Future of Good editorial fellowship covering the social impact world’s rapidly changing funding models, supported by Community Foundations of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada.

Last week, seven post-secondary students in Ottawa and Victoria began their careers as impact investors. 

The students are the co-leads of two new chapters of the National Social Value Fund, a pan-Canadian non-profit impact investing fund that supports post-secondary students to invest in social enterprises and social purpose businesses across the country. 

“Growing up, at the age I am, we’ve been told that, [because of] climate change, the world’s going to end. And it’s kind of been a little bit depressi

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