Midway - The Psychology of Change

Bill Weaver, producer of Media that Matters, and Leigh Badgley are producing Midway, a groundbreaking film about about the psychology of change.

G-20 & Ashoka's Changemakers Launch SME Finance Challenge

The Group of 20 and Ashoka’s Changemakers, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, are looking for the best models worldwide that catalyze finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This challenge is open to all private sector participants, including private financial institutions, private investors and companies, socially responsible investors, foundations, and civil society organizations.

Investors' Circle is Accepting Applications Fall 2010 Conference & Venture Fair

Investors' Circle is currently accepting applications for The Fall 2010 Conference and Venture Fair to be held November 10th-12th in Washington, DC.

Minerva Seeking Applicants for Women Leading the Way

The Minerva Foundation is seeking applicants from all across British Columbia for Women Leading the Way (WLW) - an exciting and innovative three-year pilot program that will take women who want to lead through a part-time, year-long, advanced leadership development training program, beginning in January 2011.  The project will involve hundreds of individuals, organizations and communities throughout BC and beyond. Participant applications are due by September 15th.

Flack Block Receives 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award

The rehabilitation and the conservation of the Flack Block received a 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award from Heritage BC.

Growing City Wins Business Concept Award

Growing City co-Founders Andrew Sutherland and Lisa von Sturmer (both Social Venture Institute alumni) were honoured at the 7th annual British Columbia-wide Small Business BC Successful You Business Awards. Growing City was awarded  the Small Business BC's Certified General Accountants Business Concept Award.

SVI Hollyhock Call for Case Studies

Case Studies are the core of the Social Venture Institute model and where some of the greatest learning happens. They are a powerful way for SVI attendees to gain a wealth of practicalideas and suggestions that help to manage the challenges of running a socially responsible enterprise.

Congratulations to Forest Ethics

ForestEthics and eight other environmental organizations have just signed a historic agreement with the Canadian forest industry to conserve our precious Boreal Forest and critical woodland caribou habitat. It starts with a three-year moratorium on logging across more than 29 million hectares--an area the size of New Zealand. Now, it's time to get to work developing lasting protection proposals for the Boreal Forest, woodland caribou, and our climate.

Interactive Screen 1.0 and Fellowship Opportunity

Interactive Screen 1.0 Beautiful Lives
Program dates: August 16, 2010 - August 20, 2010

Now in its 15th instalment at The Banff Centre, Interactive Screen is the Banff New Media Institute’s flagship new media event. Its category-busting gambit is to mix a world's worth of media makers, thinkers, and movers around an open theme, and see what happens.

Impact Investing Partnership to Support Entrepreneurs in the Developing World

Letter from the Team at B Lab
April 27, 2010   

Last week, at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, the Obama Administration announced the U.S. Government's support for B Lab's Global Impact Investing Rating System ("GIIRS")

GIIRS will facilitate the flow of impact investment capital to entrepreneurs who use business to address the world's most challenging problems.  

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