Larger Capital Pools

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Slow Money is an organization, a movement, and an investment strategy that aims to bring money “back down to earth” by fostering small-scale but long-term investment in local food, farms, and...
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INAISE is a global network of financial institutions dedicated to social justice and environmental responsibility. Its members exchange experience, disseminate information, and demonstrate to the...
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To harness a fraction of the $2 trillion currently managed by Canada's institutional investors, we need two things. We need more capital providers that invest in order to make a social contribution...
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Like any venture capital organization, Social Capital Partners of Toronto has to separate "exciting ideas" from "worthwhile investments." But that's where the similarity ends. SCP is looking for...
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Given the record of these pooling vehicles southside, it's time Canadians started making the case for Economically Targeted Investments. By documenting the high performance of a range of well-managed...
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Why do small business and community ventures go begging when pension funds and equity pools house a mountain of money? It's high time we used our powers as shareholders and electors to tap that...
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Analysis from the perspective of community-based organizations looking for social capital has tended to emphasize the inadequacy of the supply to their demands. In fact, a great volume of capital is...
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Some recent initiatives and trends indicate that LSVCCs could become significant allies of Canada's community eceonomic development movement. Nevertheless, LSVCCs are not specifically designed to...
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The American legislation works; without a Canadian equivalent, community-based development will be perpetually underfinanced. Duff Conacher and Murray Macadam make the case for a made-in-Canada...
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The most recent innovation of Manitoba's Crocus Investment Fund, a labour-sponsored investment fund, is an initiative to fund sector-oriented enterprise: to create systemic change within an...