Joel Solomon featured in Business in Vancouver

We are thrilled that Renewal's CEO Joel Solomon was recently profiled in Business in Vancouver.

Looking Forward to SVI Hollyhock and the Hot Tub!

In three short months we’ll head to back to Cortes Island to host the 13th Annual Social Venture Institute at Hollyhock. This will be my fourth trek to the island and I am eager to return for the delicious organic food and excellent company of SVI'ers.

Our Dear Friend Robert Huber's Memorial Service

Robert and MarthaBorn in Nashville, Tennessee on December 12, 1949, Robert Huber died on June 9, 2008 after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. His life was an inspiration to many. He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his wife and our colleague, Martha Burton, and by his family and friends.

Tales from Behind the Looking Glass

I have a small sense of what Alice felt when she passed through the looking glass, and I have to tell you it is tons of fun. I had been peaking through for far too long, knowing that there was a different world where I might find more meaning, but I was afraid to cross through.

On the Way to Social Change Institute

I'm traveling with colleagues Carol Newell, Pamela Chaloult, from Renewal, and Heidi Hartman from Social Venture Network.

We are on the familiar pilgrimage to Hollyhock for another blockbuster crafted gathering compliments of Karen Mahon, Rhian Walker and Jennie Reckon of Hollyhock Leadership Institute.

Got Best Practices?

Our partners at Vancity Credit Union and the Fraser Basin Council are conducting a survey of small and medium sized enterprises, both for-profit businesses and not-for-profit social enterprises, to assess the landscape of best practices in sustainability.

Communicopia — Making Money While Doing Good

I met Jason Mogus in the mid 90's as a very young web keener ready to change the world overnight. His company, Communicopia, was determined to provide web and interactive services to the best triple bottom line organizations in the world.

Expanding Our Impact

After 5 years of placing dozens of funds in social venture companies, I’m keen to expand our impact. Renewal2 offers friends, colleagues and mission based private foundation investors in Canada and the USA, access to this exciting emerging field.

The Tides Renewal Centre at Flack Block

Martha Burton has put together an extraordinary team and design for the 31,000 feet of (to be) LEED certified office space build out.

Earth Day at Jericho Park

Tzeporah Berman of Forest Ethics raised the temperature with her message of hope and challenge this gorgeous sunny day at the park with several thousand happy citizens.

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