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.
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.
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:
The RBC Generator makes debt and equity investments from $100,000 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.
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.
We want our investees to reach their maximum potential, and will provide them with appropriate support to meet their business and community goals.
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:
We value organizations committed to scaling their operations and taking their unique approach mainstream. To succeed, investee organizations must have:
Contact us for more information on impact investing at RBC.
Determine your eligibility for financing through the RBC Generator and download our application form.
Does your for-profit business tackle social and environmental challenges? If so, you may be eligible for financing from the RBC Generator.