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:
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
SKIRTS! The documentary, currently in production, tells the story of ten Canadian women who have been making significant contributions to the field of Social Finance. One of the women featured is our... More
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
On November 6, 2014, as part of the Social Finance Forum 2014 hosted at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Dr. Tessa Hebb was recognized for her outstanding achievements in impact investing... More
Through the Digital Skills Youth Internship program HUB Ottawa is hiring a Digital and Administrative Coordinator. If you know a young candidate that is a WordPress expert, enjoys creating fun and... More
The Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3ci) is proud to announce the schedule for the 2014 Social Finance Forum, a landmark conference we are supporting. In its seventh year, the Forum boasts... More