Renewal CEO Joel Solomon profiled in Vancouver Magazine

Vancouver Magazine
The Unlikely Revolutionary

By Frances Bula
May 25, 2009 

Joel Solomon has put his millions, and those of a powerful circle including Rubbermaid heiress Carol Newell, into a new business-first socialism

SVN 2009 Innovation Awards

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

Eileen Fisher Business Grants Program

Eileen Fisher is delighted to announce that applications are being accepted for their 2009 Business Grant Program for Woman Entrepreneurs.  The program is seeking applicants from wholly women-owned businesses that combine the principles of social consciousness and sustainability to create new businesses or invigorate existing ones with a solid business plan and strategy for long term growth.  Up to five recipients will each receive a $10,000 grant, mentoring from internal Eileen Fisher teams and travel to New York City in early 2010 for a two-day workshop. 

Lunapads

North American leader in reusable menstrual products.

Madeleine and Suzanne's Story

In 1993, a young fashion designer named Madeleine Shaw created a small collection of colourful and reusable cloth menstrual pads. Though initially inspired by an allergy to tampons, her experience awakened an eco-feminist desire to reconnect women with their monthly cycles and to run a business that celebrated womanhood. A few years later, Madeleine met chartered accountant Suzanne Siemens who was looking for more meaningful work as a woman in finance. They were a perfect professional match and incorporated Lunapads in 2000.

Seventh Generation Named Best Company

Renewal investee, Seventh Generation, named Best Company on the Planet. In The Better World Shopping Guide, How Every Dollar Can Make a Difference, by Ellis Jones, Seventh Generation was selected as the #1 best company on the planet based on a comprehensive analysis of it’s overall record of social and environmental responsibility, for the past 20 years.

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.

SVI Hollyhock

September 10 – 14, 2008
Hollyhock, Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, BC
SVI offers the mission-based entrepreneur an opportunity to share challenges, successes, and experiences with peers in an atmosphere of trust and goodwill. Each attendee brings commitment of social change to their enterprise, whether a for-profit business or a non-profit organization. Over the years, SVI has provided over 2,000 entrepreneurs the opportunity to strengthen their business skills, network with other social change leaders, and rejuvenate their passion and vision.

Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery

The largest internet grocer for organic/natural foods in North America.

David’s Story

David Van Seter’s “small potatoes” perspective of the triple bottom line endured a harsh reality check at the school of hard knocks. A successful business consultant, David wanted to inspire his clients with a demonstration of sustainable business practices. He created SPUD, Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (originally Small Potatoes Urban Delivery)—a web-based grocery delivery business, promoting organic, local and informed food choices.

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