The Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford is launching its inaugural Impact Investing programme in 2013. This unique executive programme will inform, inspire, and equip executive across disciplines with the skills to succeed in high impact social investments.
The School for Social Entrepreneurs - Ontario (SSE-O) officially launched in their Regent Park location last Thursday, June 28, with a full-house event that included keynote speeches from Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the Honorable Michael Chan, and the school’s Chief Executive, Alastair Wilson.
This week, celebrating 100 years of global innovation, the Rockafeller Foundation held its second annual Innovation and Awards Ceremony. One of four award recipients was Sir Ronald Cohen, who is widely regarded as the father of social investment. In this short video, Cohen addresses the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance, and discusses its recommendations. Happy Canada day!
Big Society Capital is a new social investment wholesaler in the UK that will invest £600m in social investment finance intermediaries (SIFIs) – organisations that provide finance and support to social sector organisations.
Upon the launch roughly three weeks ago, a video explaining the intended role and rationale for Big Society Capital was released. It features commentary from leading figures (such as Ronald Cohen, Chair) involved with this groundbreaking initiative, as well as social entrepreneurs, that 'will be a champion for social investment'.