Impact Investing/Social Finance

Impact Investing/Social Finance

Social finance uses standard financial tools and instruments to leverage the economic, social and environmental value created by organizations in the non-profit and for-profit sectors or in the hybrid space between them. These organizations are usually mission-driven and seek to maximize all three forms of value. Increasingly main-stream investors are seeking opportunities to invest in organizations that generate ‘blended value’ also known as ‘double’ and even ‘triple’ bottom line investing. To be successful such investment requires a suite of financial tools, a cadre of new financial intermediaries, and a set of measurement metrics that capture the impact of the blended value return. These three key ingredients form the core of social finance. The Carleton Centre for Community Innovation provides tools and instruments essential for the implementation and measurement of social finance.

For those who are more visual, here’s a fun video that does a great job explaining Impact Investing:


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Exploring Social Finance Models for the Settlement Sector

        April 7, 2016 About the Webinar Social finance is attracting increasing attention across Canada, and there is potential for its use in the settlement sector. Benefits of... More

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Investing in Impact Opportunity with Purpose Capital

Purpose Capital is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial and energetic leader to join their team as a Director of Impact Advisory Services, responsible for leading the next phase of growth in a... More

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RECODE Webinar: Buying In

Catalyzing Carleton University as an Anchor Institution March 30, 2016 at 12:00 PM Update:  Webinar is now available online at:  https://vimeo.com/161644140 Online On Wednesday, March 30th at 12pm... More

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Buying In: Using RECODE to catalyze Carleton University as an Anchor Institution

Last month Lars Boggild posted a blog suggesting universities should think of themselves as anchor institutions in our communities. Interestingly, this is one of the missions of our RECODE work here... More

Friday, February 19th, 2016 in Impact Investing Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing, Impact Investing News Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing News, News Feed for all posts filed under News, Responsible Investing Initiative Feed for all posts filed under Responsible Investing Initiative

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Launching the Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment

On September 11, 2015, at the close of the PRI Academic Network Workshop held at the London School of Economics in London, UK, two of the Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment Editors Tessa... More

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The HUB is Hiring!

They are looking for an epic Digital Media Coordinator to join the team WHO ARE THEY LOOKING FOR? Someone with: • A passion for connecting people and ideas • Well-rounded communication skills •... More

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