Social finance and impact investing facilitate solutions through market mechanisms to address some of society's more pressing social and environmental challenges. We have gathered some facts and research on the rise of social finance and impact investing to help you learn more about this growing area.
As part of broader efforts to research the potential of social finance to augment existing programs with new capital and new ideas, Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, asked Canadians to participate in the National Call for Concepts for Social Finance.
This paper is an introduction to impact investing for institutional investors in Canada. It provides examples of various impact investment initiatives, as well as a bibliographical list for further reading.
Outlining the current state and shape of impact investing, this report speaks to investors, advisors, entrepreneurs and philanthropists about accelerating the impact and growth of impact investing as the sector evolves.
A thorough review of the impact investing landscape, this report examines the types of investors, investments, impacts, and financial return expectations that help to define how impact investments are managed and the vast market opportunity for investment.
This report recommends seven key actions for Canada to mobilize new sources of capital, create an enabling tax and regulatory environment, and build a pipeline of investment-ready social enterprises within the social finance and impact investing landscape.
Does your for-profit business tackle social and environmental challenges? If so, you may be eligible for financing from the RBC Generator.