Gender-lens investing matters for the world of impact, because it recognizes that all investments have gendered impacts on our economic, financial, and social systems. Many impact investors and international NGOs understand the potential of applying a gender lens to move the needle on gender equality outcomes, but are less sure of what it looks like in practice.
With practically every job now, and certainly in the future, requiring digital literacy and proficiency in technology, the lack of tangible resources and infrastructure to support Indigenous students in the acquisition of digital skills is particularly consequential.
It’s no longer enough to pay lip service to diversity—meaningful measures to track, weigh, and address inequities are happening all around us. Here we look at an example in news media and its parallels. How the world of impact in Canada applies measurement and transparency to its work will become a larger, looming question in 2019.
Fewer than one percent of the world’s refugees are resettled to safe countries where they can rebuild their lives after experiencing violence, persecution, or war. The newly formed Innovation Lab at The Refugee Hub in Canada’s capital aims to make a transformative change in resettlement globally.
Social impact practitioners have long known that collaboration and peer learning are vital for their work. Persistent challenges have been accessible technology, intentional community curation, and a compelling invitation. A new platform in Quebec looks to blend these three ingredients, transforming how practitioners work.
The world is looking for leadership in this fragile time and our culture of modesty isn't helping move the global yardstick of multiculturalism forward. Social impact leaders have a pivotal role to help Canada break out of its audacity shell and craft multiculturalism 2.0.