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.

Reflections: SVI Hollyhock 2012

In mid-September, 140 business leaders and social entrepreneurs gathered on Cortes Island to share challenges, successes, and experiences with peers during the 17th Annual Social Venture Institute (SVI) at Hollyhock. Here is what this year’s participants had to say about it.

Social Venture Institute participants take the stage at TEDx Vancouver

On October 21, TEDx Vancouver brought together 2,300 people for a day of ideas worth spreading. The Social Venture Institute community was well-represented, with SVI 2012 participants Joel Solomon, John Izzo and Mark Brand each taking the stage to deliver the talks of their lives. Please read on to hear what Vancouver is Awesome had to say about the event.

Social Purpose Real Estate Survey

The Real Estate Institute of BC and the Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative are pleased to announce a research project to benchmark the real estate rates, terms and conditions in which the social purpose/not-for-profit/cultural sector functions in Metro Vancouver. 

"Hollyhock is Good for the Soul" article in the Vancouver Province

Alexandra Staseson's recent article in The Province highlights how Hollyhock, Canada's Lifelong Learning Centre on Cortes Island B.C., can restore body, mind and soul.

From High Finance to Impact Investing: Q&A with Kate Storey

Article written by Camille Jensen, Axiom News. Kate Storey has seen both sides of the financial spectrum having worked at a large Canadian investment bank, and now joining Renewal2, which invests in businesses at the forefront of social and environmental innovation. We caught up with Kate, who was attending Social Venture Institute (SVI) Hollyhock, to hear more about what she’s seeing in impact investing, and what she’s learning from a gathering of 140 social entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship@UBC Workshops this fall

Entrepreneurship@UBC will be offering several interesting workshops this fall. Please read on for information.

Digital Meets Thoughtful Social Change at WoC

12th annual conference rejuvenates, inspires participants.
Friday September 14, 2012
Article by Camille Jensen, Axiom News

MANSONS LANDING, B.C.  - In 2005, Phil Klein was set to attend his first Web of Change (WoC), a conference for social change leaders mobilizing technology in their work. Then he learned he had cancer, and he gave up his spot to focus on what he was told could be the biggest battle of his life.

Working on a Web of Change

Ajay Puri and I were at a Vancouver social innovation beach party when I mentioned I would be attending this year's Web of Change. The natural networker was one of the first people I met in Vancouver, and in my opinion is synonymous with using the Internet to generate real-world action. Ajay runs seven Twitter accounts, has over 2,500 Facebook friends, and has rallied people to causes as diverse as sustainability to healthcare innovation.

Shark Truth Announces Two Great Pieces of News

The Renewal office group is proud of our friend and former office mate, Claudia Li, whose organization Shark Truth recently announced two great pieces of news.
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