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  • Investment over aid: Creating sustainable impact in developing countries

    By Emma Hogeterp. In 2009, global economist and Zambian author Dambisa Moyo made a bold claim is her book Dead Aid: the $2 trillion of aid that had historically been sent from the Global North to the Global South had actually made conditions worse in developing countries. The solution? Greater foreign investment in businesses and […]

    November 2, 2017

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  • 10 years of impact investing in Canada

    By Phoebe Stephens. In 2007, the Rockefeller Foundation first coined the term “impact investing.” That same year, the first Social Finance Forum was held at MaRS. A decade on, it’s time to take stock of how far impact investing has come and where it’s headed in Canada: What are the key milestones? And how is […]

    October 30, 2017

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  • What Our Speakers Taught Us

    On October 26th and 27th the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing convened the 2016 Social Finance Forum at MaRS Discovery District. The Forum hosted  81 speakers from across the country to share their expertise and experience as leading practitioners in impact investing.  We are pleased to share with you key learnings from some of our speakers.  […]

    November 16, 2016

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  • C-fu FOODS brings a new approach to protein that comes from a more sustainable source, insects

    The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) are proud to announce the 2016 RBC Impact Entrepreneurs who were showcased at the 9th annual Social Finance Forum. The Social Finance Forum is the best place to engage and profile leaders in Canada’s diverse social finance scene and to capture advancements […]

    November 16, 2016

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  • 2016 Social Finance Awards winners

    MaRS Centre for Impact Investing is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Social Finance Awards, which were presented at Social Finance Forum 2016. The awards are presented to leaders who are playing a pivotal role in catalyzing the Canadian social finance marketplace. Building on the momentum from previous years, this year we presented […]

    November 3, 2016

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  • 2016 Social Finance Award Judges

    Thank you to all our 2016 Social Finance Awards judges for their tremendous support and contribution. The judging panel reviewed the nominees for the awards and determined the winners. The panel was representative of the diverse of stakeholders in social finance in Canada and comprised of cross-sector leaders in impact investing. This year’s judges were: […]

    November 3, 2016

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  • 8.1 million family caregivers wandering the wilderness of health care

    The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) are proud to announce the 2016 RBC Impact Entrepreneurs who were showcased at the 9th annual Social Finance Forum. The Social Finance Forum is the best place to engage and profile leaders in Canada’s diverse social finance scene and to capture advancements […]

    November 2, 2016

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  • “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” In 2013, that became more than just an old saying for Chris Janssen.

    The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) are proud to announce the 2016 RBC Impact Entrepreneurs who will be showcased at the 9th annual Social Finance Forum. Taking place on October 27th and 28th, the Social Finance Forum is the best place to engage and profile leaders in Canada’s […]

    October 28, 2016

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  • A Drop in the Bucket: Why eco-friendly companies don’t always communicate their impact and why making metrics personal matters

    The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) are proud to announce the 2016 RBC Impact Entrepreneurs who will be showcased at the 9th annual Social Finance Forum. Taking place on October 27th and 28th, the Social Finance Forum is the best place to engage and profile leaders in Canada’s […]

    October 26, 2016

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  • The solution to food waste is in your pocket

    The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) are proud to announce the 2016 RBC Impact Entrepreneurs who will be showcased at the 9th annual Social Finance Forum. Taking place on October and 27th and 28th, the Social Finance Forum is the best place to engage and profile leaders in […]

    October 26, 2016

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