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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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, April 13th, 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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RIA Conference 2015 – Registration Open!

Date: May 31st to June 2nd Location: The Banff Centre, Banff, AB Join more than 300 delegates from Canada and around the world at the RIA Conference, Canada’s premier event for responsible... More

Wednesday, March 18th, 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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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

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

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

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The Canadian Impact Infrastructure Exchange (CIIX) – November 18, 2014

The Canadian Impact Infrastructure Exchange (CIIX) will be held at Carleton University TOMORROW – November 18, 2014. Heralded by HRSDC as a promising model in social finance, the CIIX is an... More

Monday, November 17th, 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

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Dr. Tessa Hebb Recognized for Outstanding Achievements in Impact Investing

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

Wednesday, November 12th, 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

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Dr. Tessa Hebb Speaking at Social Finance Forum – November 6, 2014

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

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