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Growing a New Economy: meet impak Finance

In the long echo of the financial crash of 2007-2008, the values we’re bringing to our financial decision making are changing. With a growing awareness that these decisions have a great influence on the economies we build and come to … Read More

Catalyzing the market for retail impact investing

Over the last decade, impact investing—a targeted approach to investment in companies, organizations, and funds with the intention of generating social and/or environmental impacts alongside a financial return—has gained traction within the financial sector. Market surveys have shown steady growth … Read More

Announcing Nexus Canada

We are proud to be the official host of Nexus in Canada. Nexus is a global movement of 3000+ next generation wealth holders, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors from over 70 countries uniting to catalyze new leadership and accelerate solutions … Read More

How to Invest for Impact

Whether you realize it or not, your existing investment portfolio is having some type of impact on the causes that matter to you. Impact investing is an approach that brings intentionality to how you align profit and purpose.

While foundations, … Read More

Canada Announces Development Finance Initiative

Purpose Capital applauds the Government of Canada on its recent decision to establish the Development Finance Initiative. Alleviating poverty in developing countries is a complex issue that can benefit from coordinated engagement across the public, private and social sectors. The … Read More

Impact Investing featured in Globe & Mail Guide

Last week, Purpose Capital was featured in a recent guide circulated nationally. The Responsible Investment Guide aimed to educate investors on the merits and strategies around socially responsible and impact investing. PC’s Karim Harji wrote a two page feature … Read More

Global Coordination on Impact Investing

Last year, the G8 convened a Social Impact Investment Taskforce to bring together government officials and senior figures from the worlds of finance, business and philanthropy, from across the G8 countries to stimulate the development of an effective global impact … Read More

Serving and Building the Impact Investing Market

As noted in the introductory post in this series, intermediaries can play important roles in bridging capital and opportunity. It is a classic ‘chicken and egg’ challenge though – do you work with investors to ensure that they signal their … Read More

Government Shortsightedness Could Strangle Life Out of Social Impact Bonds

WASHINGTON, D.C., and NEW YORK — On May 1, the U.S. Senate Budget Committee’s Government Performance Task Force held a hearing on Social Impact Bonds. The hearing, titled “Investing in What Works: Exploring Social Impact Bonds,” was an exploration of … Read More

Barriers to Financial Innovation: What’s stopping Nonprofit adoption?

At the recent TBLI CONFERENCE USA 2014, an industry gathering of over 200 sustainability professionals and impact investors in New York City, a running theme throughout the event was the ability or inability of the impact investing sector to scale.

Although the discussions revolved around … Read More