article highlights How the Social Venture Network changed business in America

Please read on for GreenBiz's article about how Social Venture Network changed America. Carol Newell and Joel Solomon were recently inducted into Social Venture Network's Hall of Fame.

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.

SVN Fall Conference: Movers, Shakers and Changemakers

October 27 – 30, 2011
Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia,, PA

The 2011 SVN Fall Conference will bring together an influential and diverse network of social entrepreneurs from around the world to explore, inspire and create innovative ways to build a just and sustainable economy.

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.


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.

Social Venture Network (SVN) Local Gathering in Vancouver

The other night I attended a local gathering of folks organized by Social Venture Network, Renewal Partners, B-Lab, Vancity and RSF Social Finance. It was billed as “an evening of connections and collaboration” and it went down at the home of Dana and Joel Solomon, a couple whose names are synonymous with the success of values-driven businesses in this city and who we’ll be bringing you more about in the future...

Raising Eyebrows: A Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets It Right

A new business memoir by Tweezerman’s founder, Renewal friend and SVN member, shows how a lot of pluck and a bit of luck can lead to success.

SVN 2009 Innovation Awards

Social Venture Network (SVN) is now accepting applications for the 2009 Innovation Awards.  Applications are due by June 15, 2009.

SVN Fall Conference

October 23 – 26, 2008
Estancia La Jolla, La Jolla, CA
The SVN Fall Conference will bring together leaders in socially responsible business to convene, recommit, share best practices, and celebrate our 2008 Innovation Award winners.


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