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.


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OECD LEED Program Seeks Policy Analyst/Economist for Temporary Opening

The Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme is recruiting an experienced Policy Analyst/Economist to contribute to the analysis of local economic and employment development, with... More

Thursday, July 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, Responsible Investing Initiative Feed for all posts filed under Responsible Investing Initiative

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New Report: Ecosystem Services Markets and Investments

Ecosystem Services Markets and Investments, a report by Tessa Hebb, explores the vital role played by environmental assets in providing essential services including air and water filtration, soil... More

Monday, July 7th, 2014 in Impact Investing News Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing News

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New Book Launched: Socially Responsible Investing in the 21st Century: Does it make a difference to society

Celine Louche and Tessa Hebb bring together SRI experts from around the world including Ben Richardson, Steve Lydenberg, Harry Hummels to ask about SRI in the 21st century. The first part of this... More

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 in Impact Investing News Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing News, Responsible Investing Initiative Feed for all posts filed under Responsible Investing Initiative

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New Report: Partnerships between not-for-profit organizations and business: Challenges and opportunities

3ci Director Tessa Hebb and Research Associate Roopal Thaker have just released a detailed report on how not-for-profit organizations view their partnerships with business.  Drawing on extensive... More

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 in 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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Call for Papers: PRI Academic Network Conference, Deadline EXTENDED to JUNE 30th!

The deadline to submit papers for the upcoming PRI Academic Network Conference has been EXTENDED to JUNE 30, 2014 so be sure to submit your abstract ASAP! Registration is also open for the PRI... More

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 in 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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“Three Points of Leverage for Responsible Investing” Featured in The European Financial Review

Tessa Hebb discusses the impact of responsible investment as it moves toward the mainstream in the most recent edition of The European Financial Review (April/May 2014).  This article addresses... More

Monday, April 28th, 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 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