Building your social impact career. An interview with Bridget Zhang, Manager of SVX
Bridget Zhang is a Manager at SVX (Social Venture Connexion) shares her experience, how she got to where she is today and her advice for others interested in social impact careers.
Leveraging lessons learned: Canada’s Social Finance commitment takes a page out of everyone’s book
Canada just released its Fall Economic Statement, announcing the launch of the Social Finance Fund. See how the Canadian government has used lessons learned around what has – and hasn’t worked – across the globe to shape their commitment.
Tim Nash, Founder of Good Investing, and his journey to impact
Tim Nash shares his story on how he saw a need to help those make better impactful investing decisions.
The world of Social Finance – an inside scoop on Canada’s leading finance forum
Thought leaders, innovators and future shapers discuss what the future of Impact Investing looks like.
The power of community – an interview with Ryan Collins-Swartz, Social Impact Manager
Ryan Collins-Swartz, Social Impact Manager at Tapestry Community Capital shares his career path and insights on the future of community bonds.
5 social impact careers you may not have known existed
All the information you need about social impact careers and CSR jobs.
Lars Boggild: Investing in solutions at Vancity Community Investment Bank
Lars Boggild is the Impact Capital Finance Analyst at Canada’s first 100% impact and values based bank (yes, a bank that cares) – the Vancity Community Investment Bank.
The future of Impact Investing
We asked 10 social finance leaders to predict what is coming up in the world of impact investing, how we can prepare for it and what the opportunities are. Themes include mainstreaming, prioritizing outcomes over outputs and the rise of the Millennial investor.
Jonathan Hera: Impact investing with a gender lens
For those of you who think men can’t be trailblazer’s for women’s issues think again. His passion for women’s issues is deeply personal and has led him to
Rehana Nathoo: Impact Investing at the Case Foundation
Rehana talks about how and why she got into the profession, advice she has for others and a look to the future of impact investing.
The top social impact conferences and 4 reasons employees need to attend
Conferences can sometimes feel like a drag, a day away from work, speaking with strangers and bad conference food. And with social impact organizations being money conscious, it’s not uncommon for conferences to get de-prioritized in the budget. Not spending on conferences may save you money in the short term …
Kendra LaFleche. Senior Consultant, Strategy & Operations Management Consulting. Deloitte Canada
Kendra LaFleche may appear to be a typical consultant at Deloitte, but her focus on Social Finance makes her anything but typical. Kendra’s story shows us that you can find impact jobs in unexpected places and reminds us that sometimes all you have to do is ask. Learn more about …
Shama Ahmed. Manager of Financial Education and Social Finance. TD Bank
Despite a traditional background in economics and an MBA, Shama Ahmed’s job is anything but. On the cutting edge of Social Finance and Impact Investing, Shama leverages her deep skill set and experience at TD to take on the role of Manager of Financial Education and Social Finance. As part …
Ari Cohen. Loan Officer. Rise Asset Developments.
In pursuit of a path Ari Cohen thought he was supposed to take, financial success, the corner office and status- Ari slipped further into addiction until he hit rock bottom. His transformation to Purple Sheep is so inspiring because it reminds us of the power of resilience. One of the …
Joanna Reynolds. Associate Director. MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
Experts in Social Finance Series: Joanna Reynolds’ story is a great example of a career in the impact sector, seamlessly transitioning from the arts and nonprofit to social finance. Joanna is at the forefront of impact investing and a trailblazer in the field- we need more Purple Sheep like her!
6 career options you never knew existed
Discover alternative, corporate career options in the emerging social impact space:
10 tips for landing a Social Finance job
Looking to have a career in social finance but wondering how to get that first social finance job? Are you interested in finance while also looking to solve some of the world’s biggest problems? Good. 10 Tips for Landing a Social Finance Job (these tips are compiled from our social finance …
Jonathan Hera. Fund Manager. Impact Investing at RBC
If you are one of those people who think that you have to follow a certain career path or think there’s only Wolves on Wall Street, then Jonathan’s story of pursuing a career in social finance is for you. Jonathan is at the leading edge of impact investing- a job …