Big problems require bold solutions. Impact investing is a powerful new force in the fight against society’s toughest challenges, like persistent poverty, chronic ill health and environmental destruction.
Growing in parallel with social entrepreneurship is the practice of social finance. Also known as impact investing, the deployment of capital towards assets that generate both a social or environmental impact, as well as a financial return, has increased substantially. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) survey of
impact investors indicates a near five-fold growth in assets under management earmarked for impact
investing between 2014-2018.
These two trends – the growing adoption of social entrepreneurship in change-making, as well as the merging of investments with social impact – have coalesced into a surge of investments into social ventures. Private equity and debt investments into social enterprise consistently represent 20-40% of impact investments-making them the most popular asset class.
There has never been a better time to get find out how impact investing can help your organization hit its social and financial goals. Canada’s $9-billion impact investing market is growing fast and generating new and exciting ways to invest for good. This creates opportunities across the spectrum from charitable foundations looking for new ways to invest their endowments, to social service organizations seeking new revenue sources and governments trying to create and fund effective social programs with taxpayer dollars.
Our experienced capital advisory team works with all these types of organizations. We help you understand the opportunities presented by this growing market and how you can position your organization to succeed in it.
We help entrepreneurs grow their businesses and their social impact with expert advice, mentorship and connections to capital.
Our services are available to ventures that put a social or environmental mission at the core of everything they do.
For entrepreneurs at the pre-investment stages, we provide program of tailored advice, intensive education and access to the tools and resources needed to get your venture ready for investment.