Updates and perspectives from Purpose Capital

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

Impact Investing Sees Continued Growth

Note: This post was co-authored by Betsy Markus from First Affirmative Financial Network and Karim Harji from Purpose Capital, and the entire post can be found at the First Affirmative website.

A year ago, First Affirmative released the results … Read More

Karim Harji Speaks at Calgary Economic Development’s Soul of the City

On October 1, Purpose Capital co-founder and partner Karim Harji spoke at Calgary Economic Development’s Soul of the City event, which seeks to provide Calgary businesses with the latest thinking and tools on how to become a better business. The … Read More

Five Tips for Twentysomethings Who Want To Make a Difference

The Huffington Post’s Ashley Lohman writes about her learnings from UNAOC-EF Summer School on how make a difference in your community and quotes Purpose Capital’s partners Norm Tasevski and Assaf Weisz are quoted on their approach to doing well by … Read More

Purpose Capital at UNAOC – EF Summer School

Assaf Weisz and Norm Taseveski recently attended the UNAOC-EF Summer School  in New York, U.S. as speakers. In a recent article in the Huffington Post, an attendee, Ashlee Lohmann, mentions the great advice they passed along to students:

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Putting the public back in public services and policies: what co-production and pop-ups can teach us

Co-production for public services is the disruptive idea of blurring the boundaries between service providers and service recipients, shifting traditional models of how services are planned and delivered. For public policies, it demands an re-imagination of public engagement processes and … Read More

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Regenerative Business for Local Economies

Reposted from The Huffington Post

The concept of reusing human resources and abandoned physical assets if applied correctly can be the catalyst towards increasing economic activity. Archer Groupe located in Romans-sur-Isère in Drome, France is a prime example of … Read More