Higher growth through sustainable investment? Winners of Great Canadian ESG Championship think so

Why It Matters

How foundations, pension plans, organizations and individuals invest their assets has the power to fight climate change, nurture responsible government and drive social change. Raising awareness of responsible options can push investors towards sustainable options.

Government of Canada unveils 26 funding partners for the renewed Investment Readiness Program — and this time, it includes direct support for Black communities

Why It Matters

Black-led, Black-serving organizations receive about 0.7 percent of Canadian philanthropic dollars. The IRP’s boost in support could help them gain greater access to the country’s social innovation ecosystem.

A $90M ESG 'Dragon's Den' competition, as industry faces public reckoning

Why It Matters

Many Canadian foundations, pension funds and individual investors are trying to align their investments with their values by getting rid of fossil fuels or divesting stocks invested in corporate laggards. But many find it tough to assess whether their investment managers are truly investing in a values-aligned way or just “greenwashing” their portfolios.

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

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.