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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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

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 in Impact Investing Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing, News Feed for all posts filed under News, Responsible Investing Initiative Feed for all posts filed under Responsible Investing Initiative

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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

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 in Impact Investing News Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing News, News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Job Opportunity: McGill University’s Social Innovators’ Integration Lab Seeks Postdoctoral Research Associate – Apply by September 30, 2015

The MDIIM Social Economy Initiative (SEI) at McGill University is establishing a new observatory of the social economy in Montreal’s south-west Quartier de l’Innovation district called the Social... More

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 in Impact Investing Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing, News Feed for all posts filed under News, Responsible Investing Initiative Feed for all posts filed under Responsible Investing Initiative

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Jackson and Harji Present Paper at Oxford Sustainable Finance Conference

Ted Jackson and Karim Harji, Senior Research Fellow and Senior Research Associate, respectively, with 3ci, participated in the Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing Conference at the Saiid... More

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 in Impact Investing Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing, News Feed for all posts filed under News

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PRI Call for Papers – Due May 1st, 2015

This year’s Academic Network Conference will be part of PRI in Person for the first time, with a full stream dedicated to academic research. The conference will be held on 8 – 10... More

Monday, March 16th, 2015 in Impact Investing Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing, News Feed for all posts filed under News, Responsible Investing Initiative Feed for all posts filed under Responsible Investing Initiative

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Dr. Tessa Hebb to be featured in SKIRTS! The Documentary – Updated

Update November 19, 2015!  The Skirts Indigogo funding campaign video has been launched.  Check out the video and click here to learn about the perks of donating to the campaign.    ... More

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 in Impact Investing Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing, News Feed for all posts filed under News, Responsible Investing Initiative Feed for all posts filed under Responsible Investing Initiative

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Job Opportunity: HUB Ottawa Seeks Director of Community

HUB Ottawa is hiring! They’re looking for an epic Director of Community to join their team. They are looking for someone with: • A passion for cultivating community • Strong leadership... More

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 in Impact Investing News Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing News, News Feed for all posts filed under News

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New report on Impact Investing Public Policy Initiatives around the world!

RII Partners, The Impact Investing Policy Collaborative, released their comprehensive report: Impact Investing Policy In 2014: A Snapshot Of Global Activity at the MaRS Impact Investing Centre Social... More

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 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