Social Finance Round Up: A Survey of Social Enterprises in Alberta and British Columbia produces a weekly round up featuring social finance related news, insights, job openings, and events. We source the content for these round ups from Twitter, an RSS reader, and directly from our community of social finance practitioners.

Below is our round up for the week of January 17, 2011.

Last Week on

Timothy Nash of Strategic Sustainable Investments posted A Critical Look at Canada’s Green Funds.

Adam Spence of Social Venture Exchange posted Social Venture Exchange Launches Social Finance Fellowship.

Joanna Reynolds of Social Innovation Generation posted What Happens When Social Finance Becomes the “New Normal”?.

Karim Harji of and Social Capital Partners posted Increased Opportunities for Youth in Social Finance.

Peter Deitz of posted Converging on a High-Impact Business Plan for

Canadian and International News

Peter R. Elson and Peter V. Hall of BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance published Strength, Size, Scope: A Survey of Social Enterprises in Alberta and British Columbia.

Peter Severinson published Giving B.C. Social Enterprise a CIC Start on BC Business Online.

RSF Social Finance announced that RSF Lends to the Foundation for the Challenged.

Al Etmanski published BC Government Establishes Advisory Council on Social Entrepreneurship.

Social Finance Learning and Best Practices

Marco Nappolini of Mindful Money posted Social Finance: The New influentials.

Third Sector Research Centre posted The Ambitions and Challenges of SROI.

Maximilian Martin of Impact Economy posted Four Revolutions in Global Philanthropy.

John Simon and Julia Barmeier of Center for Global Development posted More than Money: Impact Investing for Development.

Thomas Kostigen of MarketWatch posted Make an Impact with Your Investments.

Vikram Barhat posted Impact Investing: Profit From a Better World on

Job and Volunteer Postings

Deutsche Bank is hiring a Vice President / Senior Investment Officer for Global Social Investment Funds (Deadline: Unknown)

Social Venture Exchange is recruiting Social Finance Fellows (Deadline: Jan. 31, 2011)

Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDi) is hiring a Program Coordinator, Saving and Asset-Building (Deadline: Jan. 21, 2011)

Recent Discoveries

CAP Finance – Le Réseau de la finance solidaire et responsable


Progressive Consultants Network of Toronto

Upcoming Events

Social Innovation and Finance Study Tour (Vancouver, BC)
Jan. 17-19, 2011

Regent Park: What will it really take to break the cycle of poverty? (Toronto, ON)
Jan. 18, 2011, Regent Park Presentation Centre, 5:30pm – 8:45pm

Entrepreneurship 101: Financial Planning (Toronto, ON)
Jan. 19, 2011, MaRS Discovery District, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Social Finance Social (Toronto, ON)
Jan. 20, 2011, Crush Wine Bar, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

CSI Community Bond Information Session (Toronto, ON)
Jan. 25, 2011, Centre for Social Innovation, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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