Maximizing the “Impact” | by Kristen Pue

When we think of finance, we often conjure images of selfishness: endlessly rapacious Gordon Gekko types dressed in tailored suits and with $500 haircuts. But finance can also be used for social good – indeed, social finance has emerged as a complement to traditional giving and is already helping many people. But how can governments facilitate social finance so that it can do the most … Continue reading Maximizing the “Impact” | by Kristen Pue

Social Impact Investing: A Primer | by Kristen Pue

For most people, the world of finance, and especially social finance, can seem arcane, possibly even a bit like the famous underpants gnomes business plan from South Park: money is, seemingly, produced from nowhere. But social finance is actually not as complicated as it appears. Moreover, it is an increasingly popular way to fund social programs in Canada and around the world. In Canada, charities … Continue reading Social Impact Investing: A Primer | by Kristen Pue