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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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

Tuesday, October 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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The US Conference Board publishes Giving Thoughts article by Tessa Hebb and Babita Bhatt

Measuring social value is a daunting task, and many organizations do not know how or where to begin. The breadth of literature and lack of best practices makes the process of beginning impact... More

Monday, August 25th, 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 and tagged ,

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Job Opportunity: Purpose Capital Seeks Senior Consultant

Purpose Capital is seeking a Senior Consultant to play a lead role in its Investment Advisory practice, and to manage and grow an internationally competitive business. Reporting to a Director, this... More

Thursday, August 14th, 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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Building Impact Investment Readiness – A new approach to unlocking institutional investments globally

In this blog post, Gabriel A. Huppé – a project officer at the International Institute for Sustainable Development – writes about the major barriers to scaling up institutional... More

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 in Impact Investing Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing, Impact Investing News Feed for all posts filed under Impact Investing News

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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