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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.

 

State of the Nation: Impact Investing in CanadaState of the Nation: Impact Investing in Canada

As interest and activity around impact investing continues to grow in Canada, so does the demand for information around trends and opportunities. The State of the Nation Report provides updated information and analysis that can inform both new and existing actors in the impact investment sector.

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Harnessing the power of social financeHarnessing the power of social finance: Canadians respond to the National Call for Concepts for Social Finance

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.

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Philips, Hager & North Investment Management: An Overview of Impact InvestingPhilips, Hager & North Investment Management: An Overview of Impact Investing

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.

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Monitor Institute: Investing for Social & Environmental ImpactMonitor Institute: Investing for Social & Environmental Impact

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.

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JP Morgan: Impact Investments: An emerging asset classJP Morgan: Impact Investments: An emerging asset class

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.

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Canadian Task Force on Social Finance: Mobilizing Private Capital for Public GoodCanadian Task Force on Social Finance: Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good

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.

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