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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

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.

 

MoneyTalk – The Rise Of Impact Investing from Purpose Capital on … Read More

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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