Social Finance Round Up: MaRS CEO, Ilse Treurnicht Reports on Supporting and Scaling 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 May 9, 2011.

Last Week on SocialFinance.ca

Timothy Nash posted the Canadian Impact Investment Matrix 

Jillian Rodak posted Why I Believe in CSR Again: Highlights from the ORENDA Connections Conference

Junaid Hashim posted An Entrepreneur’s Experience in Financing a Social Enterprise

Betsy Martin posted Mission-related and Impact Investing for Canadian Foundations

Canadian and International News

Ilse Treurnicht published The new normal: Building, supporting and scaling social finance in Canada in Policy Options

Massachusetts took the lead in launching North America’s first social impact bond, issuing a request for information (RFI) for social innovation financing.

Jeff Mowat examined philanthrocapitalism and wondered whether charity and social enterprise may finally be on the same page.

Jocelyn Ling posted about SOCAP/Europe in SocialEarth.

Social Finance Learning and Best Practices

Social Investment Organization published the Canadian Socially Responsible Investment Review 2010

Kylie Charlton examined the potential for a not-for-profit capital market in Australia on the Center for Social Impact blog

Marc Gunther posted B Corps and Fixing the Broken System of Shareholder Capitalism in Green Biz

Job Postings

Social Capital Partners is hiring a Senior Manager

Small Change Fund is hiring a Program Support Associate (part-time)

Upcoming Events

Community Foundations of Canada 2011 Conference (Vancouver, BC)
May 12-14, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

SoCap/Europe (Amsterdam, NL)
May 30 – June 1, 2011, Beurs Van Berlage

Canadian Responsible Investment Conference (Victoria, BC)
Jun 20-22, 2011, The Fairmont Empress Hotel

ClearlySo Social Business Conference 2011 (London, UK)
October 11, 2011, 8:00am – 5pm, London

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