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.

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5 social impact trends for 2016

The social impact sector will be an exciting field to be a part of in 2016. What started as a small niche has grown steadily and we anticipate that this movement towards meaningful work will continue to thrive in 2016. Whether you are looking to excel in your career, impress your boss or …

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Marijke Vandergrift. Associate, Sponsorship & Cause Marketing. SickKids Foundation

Young Professional Series: Marijke’s career is an example of the ever evolving landscape of corporate philanthropy. As part of the sponsorship and cause marketing team at one of Canada’s most recognized hospitals- SickKids- she’s working with companies on partnerships that move past philanthropy 1.0 of cheque writing, to meet business objectives …

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3 nonprofit insiders share: biggest opportunities for their sector

No matter where you are in your career journey, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest trends. After all, today’s trends are tomorrow’s reality. This is especially important when thinking about future development and growth opportunities- not only for yourself professionally, but also for your organization. Whether you …

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Millennials don’t want charity jobs: We want impact

The Millennials are here; in fact, we now outnumber Boomers in the workplace.We’ve been called everything from selfish and narcissistic, to lazy and entitled. As we shake off the (mis)perceptions people will realize that we’re a generation that wants to make a difference. In fact, meaningful work is an imperative for our generation. …

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Purpose is the new ping pong: the business case for CSR

I got into a friendly debate with a manufacturing business owner about the need for corporate social responsibility (CSR) this past weekend. Our discussion went something like this: Old School Business Man: “I don’t believe in CSR, the purpose of my business is to maximize profits and treat my employees …

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Aria Finger. COO, DoSomething.org and President, TMI

Aria Finger was on a mission to prove her college classmates wrong- that working at a not-for-profit could be efficient, effective and world-changing. As Chief Operating Officer of DoSomething.org– a not-for-profit that empowers millions of people to take action around causes they care about- she does just that. And we couldn’t be …

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Erika Minkhorst. Development Officer. Right To Play Canada

Young Professional Series. There are some people you meet in life that seem wise beyond their years- one of those people is Erika Minkhorst. As a Development Officer (aka fundraiser), she’s using her skills for social good to help raise funds and awareness for Right To Play Canada. Erika’s story …

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The new “Brain Drain”: 5 strategies for adapting to the reality of job hopping

One of the often cited differences in working attitudes between Millennials (Gen Y), Gen X and the Boomer generation is company loyalty. It’s not uncommon to hear of a Boomer who worked their entire career for a single company, but now job hopping is becoming the new norm for Millennials which is creating a different …

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Amy Weinrieb. Social Innovation Associate. MaRS Discovery District.

Young Professional Series. Amy Weinrieb’s career story exemplifies the changing values of the millennial generation and their desire to have a purposeful career. Amy lives and works her values everyday as the Social Innovation Associate at MaRS Discovery District. MaRS helps create a culture of innovation in Ontario by supporting a …

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Caleigh Farrell. Projects Manager. Public Inc.

As a millennial, finding your first job out of university is hard. Finding the perfect job is even harder. After a series of unfulfilling internships and experiences, Caleigh took her mom’s advice to ‘follow her bliss’ and went back to school to add a Masters to her BA in Anthropology. …

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