As the Managing Director of Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI), I am excited to announce our support for Ran Goel’s Fresh City Farms. YSI provides debt financing and support to young social entrepreneurs that drive sustainable social and environmental value.
For as long as she could remember, Naomi wanted to run her own business. Inspired by awful gluten free food, she began to operate a small gluten free bakery that soon became a full time occupation after she lost her day job. She realized that for her business to become her primary source of income, she would need to both scale operations up and reduce her costs.
The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing is looking for a Senior Advisor, Public Policy to lead public policy initiatives of the Centre to help enable advancement of the recommendations of the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance and strengthen the field of impact investing in Canada. Apply by March 27, 2013.
Impact investing is an emerging approach to investment, and there is a lot to learn about balancing people, planet, and profit. The MaRS Impact Venture Pitch Fair is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the opportunities in this emerging industry.
Renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle, who spoke at last year’s SOCAP12 conference, inspires me. She illuminated that we are at a unique time in our human existence on this planet. We have enough information to know that climate change is imminent , we have the infrastructure to connect with anyone globally in an instant, and the technologies and innovations that can change the course of our planet.