From dealflow to a lack of education, this week leaders in social finance addressed some of the key barriers preventing the UK market from flourishing. Last month Antony Bugg-Levine, the chair of the Global Impact Investing Network, told delegates at London’s Critical Mass conference that in the world of social finance there were “hypers, haters and […]Read More ›
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.
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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
Social Capital Partners is hiring a Senior Manager
Small Change Fund is hiring a Program Support Associate (part-time)
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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