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RBC Generator Fund

RBC Generator

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.


What we're investing in

The RBC Generator aims to generate market, or near-market, returns by investing in Canadian for-profit businesses 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:

Expand - Energy Details Energy

Expand - Water Details Water

Expand - Employment for youth Details Employment

Expand - Community hiring, or employment for disadvantaged groups Details Education

The RBC Generator makes debt and equity investments from $250,000 to $500,000 through a flexible range of structures. We will also consider follow-up investments of up to $500,000 for organizations with proven scalability that require additional financing.

A new model

RBC is looking for organizations with unique business models that drive economic growth while helping to create a more sustainable future. Our goal is to provide organizations with specialized financing structures to help them to build success and attract commercial financing in the future.

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.

Expand - Legal support Legal support

Expand - Financial advice and mentoring Financial advice and mentoring

Expand - Skills for running a high growth company Skills for running a high growth company

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:

  • Reduction in energy use
  • Reduction in greenhouse gas or other emissions
  • Improvement in water quality
  • Reduction in water use
  • Change in number of people employed
  • Change in value of wages and benefits paid

Bring it to scale

We value organizations committed to scaling their operations and taking their unique approach mainstream. To succeed, investee organizations must have:

  • A strong idea, product or service combined with a unique business model
  • The right management expertise
  • The ability to attract prospective clients
  • A foundation of strong governance
  • A track record of success
  • Revenue

Contact us for more information on impact investing at RBC.


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Does your for-profit business tackle social and environmental challenges? If so, you may be eligible for financing from the RBC Generator.

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