$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.

“At the end of the day it's not about shiny impact reports”: Nine funders on what they learned in 2021 that will change their work forever

Why It Matters

Social finance and philanthropy leaders hold a lot of power in the social purpose sector. These nine leaders say 2021 brought them lessons that will change the way they work in 2022 and beyond.

Tech investors are turning to impact — what are they teaching the social impact sector?

Why It Matters

With a background in the technology sector, tech investors could help to scale social impact solutions quickly, and offer new ideas and tools to transform social impact organisations. In turn, however, long standing social impact investors have a thing or two to teach tech in achieving meaningful impact. This could transform the social impact sector.

10 social impact funders on one thing they wish would become a major election issue

Why It Matters

While it’s true that many of the promises federal candidates make on the campaign trail never make it into policy documents, when something becomes a major election issue, there’s pressure on the eventual elected official to act — and social impact funders say they need major policy change to boost the solutions they fund.

This new impact investing initiative aims to tackle Canada’s most pressing challenges. What’s their plan?

Why It Matters

The aftermath of COVID-19, along with ongoing systemic racism, will require hefty investments in everything from public health to community economic development. Impact investment is one way to do that, but some leaders say there isn’t a lot of coordination among investors themselves.