Tim Draimin, Executive Director of Social Innovation Generation (SiG), introduces us to the world of social finance. Enabling the social finance marketplace is key to tackling Canada's social and environmental challenges—both through entrepreneurship and a more flexible national policy framework.
Learn more about the The Belonging Fund, a social finance strategy of Tyze and the Foundation’s.
December 2, 2010
On November 30, 2010 the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance released their report and recommendations for the growth of the impact investment marketplace in Canada. Pioneers in impact investing and social innovators alike from around the world offered these words of encouragement and congratulations.
December 8, 2010
Outlines seven actions that Canada needs to undertake, in parallel, to mobilize new sources of capital, create an enabling tax and regulator environment, and build a pipeline of investment-ready social enterprises.
Article: CEGN interview with Tim Brodhead following the release of "Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good"
The Canadian Environmental Grantmakers' Network (CEGN) interview with Tim Brodhead, as appearing in their December 2010 CEGN Issues & Updates Newsletter. In the interview, Tim speaks about Task Force on Social Finance's report, Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good and how funders can adopt its recommendations.
A follow-up to the December 2010 report from the Task Force, Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good, this progress report highlights some of the developments relevant to the recommendations of the Task Force since the 2010 report release.
Publication: Technology-Enabled Social Innovation: Selected Articles from the Technology Innovation Management Review
Highlights the promise and potential of technology-enabled social innovation and features contributions from some of Canada's leading social innovators and entrepreneurs.
Ecotrust Canada’s Coastal Loan Fund: A Bold Institutional Experiment, published in 2013, is the final analysis of the Fund’s strengths, weaknesses, and overall impact.
Publication: Impact Investing Due Diligence Guide, Part 1
This guide is based on the Foundation’s internal due-diligence process and it offers a framework to assess impact and financial risk and return of potential investment opportunities. The expected added value is in how to incorporate impact and strategic fit dimensions when assessing investment opportunities with an impact investor lens. It should be noted that the shared list of questions is not exhaustive and readers should refer to other manuals for more comprehensive financial due-diligence and analysis of different asset classes. It can be considered a work in progress as the market continues to evolve and we continue to learn about new developments in impact investing
Successful systems innovation requires adequate resourcing and calls for new forms of capital allocation across the multiple stages of design and implementation. In many cases, systems innovation models mature from needing philanthropic dollars to developing solid business models that would allow them to partner with large mainstream investors. However, as we know, market and social system inefficiencies continue to prevent taking innovative models to scale to fulfill their full potential. This is why the Foundation is shifting its focus to Solutions Finance, an integrated approach to deploying financial capital and adapting financial models to catalyze, sustain and scale systems transformation.