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.


News

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Upcoming CIIX Symposium

The Responsible Investing Initiative is incubating the Canadian Impact Infrastructure Exchange (CIIX). Heralded by HRSDC as a promising model in social finance, the CIIX is an information exchange... More

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 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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UPCOMING PANEL: Developing Social and Ethical Finance: A New Approach to Investment

Thursday, April 3, 2014, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The boundaries between public and private are blurring with the responsibilities of social development no longer in the hands of government. In... More

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 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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New Blog Post: What it Means to be an Impact Investor

Tessa Hebb’s blog post, “What it Means to be an Impact Investor,” was recently posted on The Conference Board’s blog page. Read the full post here.... More

Friday, March 28th, 2014 in Impact Investing Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing, News Feed for all posts filed under News

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(RIA Network) Impact Investing in Canada – State of the Nation report launched

The State of the Nation report on impact investing in Canada, jointly authored by Purpose Capital and the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, was released yesterday morning at Impact Ontario.  Click... More

Friday, March 28th, 2014 in Impact Investing Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing, Responsible Investing Initiative Feed for all posts filed under Responsible Investing Initiative

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Canadian Impact Infrastructure Exchange (CIIX) featured in Heartland’s E-Journal

Heartland Capital Strategies recently featured the Canadian Impact Infrastructure Exchange (CIIX) in their E-Journal. The Canadian Impact Infrastructure Exchange (CIIX), commissioned by 3ci and... More

Monday, March 10th, 2014 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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New Social Metrics Primer: Measuring Social Value

Babita Bhatt and Tessa Hebb have developed a new Social Metrics Primer to measure social value. The primer guides readers through the process of measuring social outputs and valuing social outcomes... More

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 in Impact Investing Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing, News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Social Asset Measurements and 3ci present the CanadaMeasures Launch Event

Canada Measures is an accessible, sophisticated impact measurement system available to grassroots organizations. By participating, you get: An affordable social impact measurement system Social... More

Monday, August 26th, 2013 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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Instructing for Impact: New Blog Post on Tessa Hebb’s courses at SPPA

socialfinance.ca has featured Tessa Hebb’s course offering through Carleton’s School of Public Policy and Administration in a new blog post, Instructing for Impact: Carleton University.... More

Thursday, August 8th, 2013 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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CISED is open for business

3ci partner CISED offering consulting services for social enterprises Seeking consulting services to help conceive, design, build, market, fund, improve, or purchase a social enterprise? The Centre... More

Monday, July 8th, 2013 in Impact Investing Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing, News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Two CURA RII Researchers release report with RII Partner CURI

CURA RII researchers Priya Bala Miller (UBC/SHARE) and Heather Hachigian (Oxford) have released a report with CURA RII partner CURI titled Endowment Evolution: Benchmarking Responsible Investment at... More

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 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