The RBC Generator is a $10-million pool of capital for investment in businesses that tackle social and environmental challenges, while generating a financial return.
RBC Investment $150,000 equity
RBC Investment $125,000 equity
RBC Investment $500,000 equity
RBC Investment $375,000 equity
RBC Investment $1,000,000 equity
Early-growth-stage organic and natural food, green products and environmental innovation
RBC Investment $250,000 equity and $450,000 debt commitment
Recruitment and training
RBC Investment $1,000,000 equity
RBC Investment $125,000 convertible debt
The RBC Generator aims to generate market, or near-market, returns by investing in Canadian for-profit businesses and third-party funds tackling social or environmental challenges. Investment opportunities will be evaluated based on their potential to deliver long-term financial return, as well as benefits in at least one of our four strategic areas.
You are on: Energy
Global demand for energy continues to grow, while rising greenhouse gas emissions risk destabilizing our climate. Innovative, energy efficient solutions are needed to drive down costs and reduce environmental impacts.
You are on: Water
Increasingly, stressed water infrastructure can’t meet growing supply demands and the increasing unpredictability of extreme weather. Solutions are needed to help solve water supply, management and quality challenges.
You are on: Employment
Satisfying work has been identified as a leading factor in mental health, and in paving the way for a fulfilling life. Unfortunately, there is typically a much higher unemployment rate for those with mental health challenges, new immigrants, those without a high school or university diploma and youth — who are experiencing unprecedented unemployment rates.
You are on: Education
A skilled and educated population contributes to economic prosperity and the health and wellbeing of individuals. But the journey from education to employment is fraught with barriers, including high enrollment costs, a lack of skills training and hands-on experience, and a challenging job market.
The RBC Generator makes debt and equity investments from $100,000 to $1 million through a flexible range of structures. We will also consider follow-up investments for organizations with proven scalability that require additional financing.
You are on: A New Model
RBC is looking for organizations with unique business models and third-party funds that drive economic growth while helping to create a more sustainable future. Our goal is to provide organizations with early-stage financing to help them to build success and attract commercial financing in the future.
You are on: Investee Support
We want our investees to reach their maximum potential, and will provide them with appropriate support to meet their business and community goals.
You are on: Impact Metrics
The impact of an investee organization should be quantifiable and reportable. RBC will work with successful investees to measure community impact. In addition to regular financial reporting, all investees must report on the impact their business is making, or will make, in one or more of the following areas:
You are on: Bring It to Scale
We value organizations committed to scaling their operations and taking their unique approach mainstream. To succeed, investee organizations must have:
RBC is an investor in the CAPE fund, which is focused on investment opportunities with strong Aboriginal involvement and connection to Aboriginal communities throughout Canada.