How a Business Can Change the World

A special report on the innovative business models social entrepreneurs are inventing

From the May 2011 issue of Inc. magazine
By Inc. staff

Joel Solomon Joins RSF Social Finance as Entrepreneur-at-Large

Joel Solomon has joined RSF Social Finance as Entrepreneur-at-Large. With two decades of impact investing experience, Joel will leverage his community connections to support RSF's growth.

SVI Alum Raffi Encourages All Canadians to Vote

SVI Alum and SVN Member, Raffi shares a song for all Baby Beluga graduates to encourage Canadians to get out and vote. Check it out!

Trust and Networks

Critical thinking by our colleagues, Alumni from Web of Change.

Trust and Networks

Trust makes networks work. When trust is high among members of a network, there’s a wonderful cohesiveness and capacity to get work done. When trust is low and relationships are plagued by suspicion, networks collapse into brittle organizational structures that rarely offset their operational costs in real world outcomes.

SVI Alumni Awarded SVN Service Awards

Congratulations to Joel Solomon and SVI Alumni, Libba and Gifford Pinchot of Bainbridge Graduate Institute, who received the Social Venture Network (SVN) Service Award at the SVN Spring Member Gathering on Saturday, April 9.


Collaborative Project Sailing Toward Fruition

2010 SVI Case Study presenters, United We Can, partner with Architecture for Humanity to create their temporary new home from the old Canada Place sails.

Lunapads Named One of BC's 20 Most Innovative Companies

BCBusiness presents twenty organizations, large and small, that are shaping the province with the power of one good idea. Lunapads, SVI Alumni and Renewal investee, are named one of BC's 20 Most Innovative Companies by BCBusiness.

Just Eat Organic!

Social Venture Institute (SVI) founder, Renewal2 Advisor and now rap artist, Gary Hirshberg….

Octopus Strategies Among London’s 100 Companies to Watch

Congratulations to SVI sponsor and presenter, Octopus Strategies, for being included in the Think London 100 Companies to Watch!

Growing Local Wealth in Vancouver through Social Venture Networking

An inspirational write-up in Granvile Magazine about the Social Venture Network Local Gathering last month.

Growing local wealth in Vancouver through social venture networking
By Emily Jubenvill, March 11, 2011
Granville Magazine

Vancouver is quickly becoming a hub for social ventures and community investing where a triple-bottom-line approach ensures business is giving back to the community

I didn't really know what to expect as I rode the quiet elevator up to Joel and Dana Bass Solomon's Downtown Eastside apartment. The occasion: the Social Venture Network Local Gathering, an evening of networking with people from some of North America's top values-based investment firms, businesses and non-profit organizations.

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