Social Impact Ventures and Raising Capital: B Corporations and the Social Venture Connexion (SVX) - MaRS Best Practices
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
There is a growing belief that businesses must do more than create value for shareholders. Non-profits and government cannot address current and future societal and environmental challenges without corporate involvement. If you are a startup looking to create value beyond profit, then you will want to learn about Certified B Corporations. This new type of corporation uses the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges. These types of certifications are ideal for raising capital from socially conscious investors.
Join us as Joyce Sou, Manager of B Corporations and Social Impact Metrics at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, discusses how Social Venture Connexion (SVX) is helping capital flow for social impact ventures.
Participants will learn about the following:
- What is impact investing?
- What is a B Corporation?
- How does SVX help B Corporations get investment?
When & Where
MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.