Social Finance Round Up: Ontario Report Highlights Role of Social Innovation and Social Finance

SocialFinance.ca 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 March 7, 2011.

Last Week on SocialFinance.ca

Doug Kerr posted Rethinking Finance for Immigrant Settlement Support

Jillian Rodak posted A Response to Those Who Criticize Social Impact Bonds

Steffen Kramer posted Don’t Miss Greenedge 2011 – Business in Balance

Canadian and International News


Ontario Government released the Partnership Project report, highlighting the role of social innovation and social finance in supporting the not-for-profit sector. Read Social Innovation Generation’s response.

Jeff Raderstrong published Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, Day 1 on Change Charity

Lucy Marcus posted Inception Under Threat on CSRwire

Skoll Foundation announces Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship

Ashish Karamchandani, Mike Kubzansky, and Nishant Lalwani published Is the Bottom of the Pyramid Really For You? in Harvard Business Review

Jim Frutcherman published For Love or Lucre in Stanford Social Innovation Review

Maryam Omidi published In Their Own Words: Three Social Financiers in Financial News

Tristan Pollock published StartSomeGood Launches with New Crowdfunding Tools for Social Innovators on Dowser

Camille Jensen published Contest Challenges Finance Students to Make Social, Environmental Impact in AxiomNews

Chrisanthi Giotis published Obama looks to UK while launching $1bn ‘impact investment’ fund in Social Enterprise Live

March 14 Deadline to apply for FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards

Social Finance Learning and Best Practices

Centre for Social Impact published a report for the Government of New South Wales on the piloting of a Social Impact Bond.

Jody Paterson published Is social enterprise just another way to offload responsibilities from government? in the Vancouver Sun

Lucy Bernholz published The meaning of social capital on Philanthropy 2173

Medha Ravi posted Charting the Course: Best Practices and Tools for Voluntary Debt Restructuring in Microfinance on Microcapital.org

Financial News published a special report on Social Finance

Robin Miller published Are We Ready for Social Enterprise To Be The Future Of Public Service Delivery? in eGov Monitor

Kevin O’Neill published Benefit Corporations-Using the Power of Business to Create Social Good in VoiceAmerica

David Ainsworth published Interview: Sir Ronald Cohen in ThirdSector

Job and Volunteer Postings

RSF Social Finance announces Regional Social Finance Fellowships

Sites We Like

Advocacy School

3BL Media

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Cause Capitalism

Upcoming Events

Building Leadership to Create Change (Vancouver, BC)
Mar. 3-4, 2011, W2 Storyeum

ReVisioning Value 2011 (Portland, OR)
Mar. 7-8 2011, The Gerading Theatre

Toronto for Acumen: In the Field (Toronto, ON)
Mar. 16, 2011, Czehoski Restaurant, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Re:Vision 2011 (Toronto, ON)
Mar. 26, 2011, Metro Hall

Skoll World Forum (Oxford, UK)
Mar. 30th – Apr. 1st, Said Business School

Oxford Jam (Oxford, UK)
Mar. 30th – Apr. 1st, The Jam Factory

Tim Draimin on Social Finance: Its Promise and Its Challenges (Toronto, ON)
April 7, 2011 Rotman School of Management, 5pm – 7pm

Did we miss any news, insights, or events? Use the comment form below to add to this round up.

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