Renewal Partners founders to Join Social Venture Network Hall of Fame

On November 13, 2012, Renewal Partners founders Carol Newell and Joel Solomon were inducted into Social Venture Network's Hall of Fame.

Please read on to hear what the Vancouver Sun had to say. For more information on Social Venture Network, visit

Renewal Partners founders to join social venture hall of fame
NOVEMBER 12, 2012

Carol Newell and Joel Solomon, the founders of Vancouver-based venture capital firm Renewal Partners, will be named today as inaugural inductees to the U.S.-based Social Venture Network’s Hall of Fame alongside Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus and other sustainability luminaries.

They will be inducted, along with Yunus, the micro-financing guru, in the category of Fearless Financiers during a New York ceremony celebrating the Social Venture Network’s 25th anniversary.

And the inaugural cohort includes Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream fame, the late Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop, and Virgin Group impresario Richard Branson.

Solomon said the recognition is gratifying for Renewal Partners, which started essentially as an experiment to see if they could invest Newell’s capital into businesses that fit with her social conscience and make money. READ THE FULL ARTICLE>>