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

Responsible Investment and Impact Investing – A meeting of minds

By Kelly Gauthier

On May 26-28, 2014, Purpose Capital, as an active and engaged member of the RIA for a number of years now, attended the RIA Annual Conference in Toronto. This year’s conference was a great success, with excellent … Read More

Introducing RECODE

Written by: Assaf Weisz

We are excited to announce the launch of the RECODE project in partnership with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. We believe RECODE will become an important milestone in the social innovation & finance movement, and in … Read More

The Rise Of Impact Investing: Purpose Capital on BNN

Karim Harji appeared on Money Talk with Kim Parlee on BNN, speaking on impact investing trends, activity, and opportunities in Canada.

Click here to watch the video.


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Impact Investing in Canada: State of the Nation Report released

The State of the Nation report on impact investing in Canada, jointly authored by Purpose Capital and the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, was released this morning at Impact Ontario.  Click here for the Executive Summary and Full Report.

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Pillar Nonprofit Network Secures a Space for Social Innovation in London

Former PC client, Pillar Nonprofit Network, has made a conditional offer on a space in London, Ontario which would house a community of social innovators. “Our research indicates a large demand for the space and confirms it is a … Read More

PC Client Brandaid Brings Haiti to Hudson’s Bay

Purpose Capital client Brandaid has brought Haitian artisanal goods to Hudson’s Bay. Check out this recent article about their exciting growth from the Globe and Mail.

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TD Releases Purpose Capital’s White Paper on Social Impact Investing

TD has released The Landscape for Social Impact Investing – A White Paper. The paper draws on a more extensive report from Purpose Capital and the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing on this subject. The white paper … Read More