Case Study: Social Venture Circle

After over three decades of independent operations, in 2018 the influential Social Venture Network (SVN) and Investors’ Circle (IC) merged, committing to set a new norm of inclusiveness and collaboration among investors, entrepreneurs, donors, policy makers and thought leaders. When SVN and IC were founded, the fields of social purpose business and impact investing were just emerging. Today, over three …

Can Social Innovation Enhance Corporate Community Investment?

Since the 1980s and the advent of ‘austerity’ economics, the social sector has increasingly borrowed lessons from the corporate sector to advance important social causes. The massive uptake by charities of social entrepreneurship and ‘impact measurement’ have forever changed non-profit management. Today, though, as major societal challenges become everybody’s business, we’re seeing the reversal of this trend: companies are learning …

Is your Retirement Plan really building what you want?

It’s that time of year when investment managers start calling, and people take pause to think about retirement planning. This year, Junxion’s Garth Yule got to thinking about his financial planning—and what a complete plan should consider. Here’s his take on financial planning with a triple bottom line. I am turning 40 this year. Some of my peers that finally …

Social Impact and the Facebook Fortune

In the past few years, ‘impact’ seems to have become the clarion cry of countless well-meaning business and social sector leaders around the world. Suddenly, it seems, making an impact is synonymous with success. Increasingly, business magazines like Fortune, Entrepreneur and Wired are covering ‘social impact,’ ‘impact investing,’ ‘impact measurement,’ and more. Yet the sheer complexity of some of the …