The first graduates of the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification (SIPC) program received their certificates at a ceremony held at the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) this past November. JMSB’s David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise launched the SIPC in the Fall of 2011 as an on-line, self-paced, and international program designed to train finance and investment professionals in sustainable investing.
We ended off 2012 with 61 Canadian B Corps and are gearing up to spread more B Corp love this year - we're hosting events in Ottawa and Montreal, and you’re invited!
Continuing barriers are preventing full blossom of the powerful synergy between significant amounts of capital and effective social enterprises. These barriers call for innovation in various spheres: regulation, finance, implementation and others. From Québec, here is an example of an effective model of financial and institutional innovation that addresses many of the concerns raised by impact investors.
The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing is pleased to partner with Assiniboine Credit Union as the Impact Investing partners for the Canadian Responsible Investing Conference, SRI+20 The Future of Investing.
On the morning of June 19, you are invited to join the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and TBC Capital for an impact investing intensive session on Mission Related Investing (MRI).
The capital for communities and opportunities for people = 25 years, US$1.3 billion, 46 states and 47,000 jobs.
This past week, I had the pleasure of meeting with Frank Altman, president and CEO of the Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF), USA. Since 1988, the CRF has injected $1.3 billion into mostly low-income neighbourhoods across the United States, helping to retain or create 47,000 jobs.