Renewal investee and SVI alum Tom Szaky featured on SHFT

TerraCycle is finding new uses for trash, creating products ranging from bird feeders and park benches to tote bags and more. Major companies like Kraft and General Mills have taken notice, and are engaging the eco-biz to sponsor their waste streams.

Renewal2 announces the creation of Elevation Brands

Renewal2 recently announced the creation of Elevation Brands, LLC - a company using mission-driven foods to solve health and environmental challenges.

SVI alum and Social Enterprise leader, Kevin Lynch featured in Axiom News

Opportunity to Create Social Economy is Now: Kevin Lynch
Social Enterprise Alliance CEO says social entrepreneurs are the secret weapon to change the world

March 8, 2012 was proclaimed Social Enterprise Day by the City of Vancouver. Speaking at an event honoring that proclamation, SVI alum Kevin Lynch emphasized the importance of social entrepreneurs and their passion in shaping the economy.

Salt Spring Coffee recognized in B Corp "Best for the World" list

In the recently released B Lab “Best For The World” list, Salt Spring Coffee was among only five Canadian companies selected. The achievement award takes into account their dedication to sustainable production, business practices from relationships with workers and suppliers, and their creation of the first lifecycle carbon neutral coffee in Canada, even down to their movement toward zero waste.

SVI Alumnae, Vanessa LeBourdais, featured in the Vancouver Sun

SVI Alumnae, Vanessa LeBourdais, was featured today in the Vancouver Sun.

In the article "Actor Gets Down To Business", LeBourdais mentions the Social Venture Institute (SVI) at Hollyhock as a key factor in the success of her DreamRider Theatre.

Joel Solomon of Renewal2 quoted in Huffington Post article

Joel Solomon, Chairman of Renewal2, was quoted in last week's Huffington Post Canada article: “Canadian ‘B Corps’ Put Their Money Where Their Branding Is On Social Causes”.

Introducing Next Up's New BC Crew

Congratulations to Kevin Millsip, Seth Klein, your Next Up team and supporters for putting together such a successful emerging leadership training series for progressive minded change agents. Click through for a big dose of hope.


Web Wars

Renewal investee, Big Room Inc, were highlighted in the recent Vancouver Magazine.

Flack Block Awarded LEED Gold Certification

We are pleased to announce The Flack Block, home of the Renewal group of Companies, has been awarded LEED Gold certification of 39 points from Canada Green Building Council. 

Renewal2 Announces its First Exit from Portfolio Company Horizon Distributors

December 6, 2011

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