Social Venture Institute (SVI)

September 14 – 18, 2011
Hollyhock, Canada's Lifelong Learning Center, Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, BC

Join mission-based entrepreneurs at Hollyhock for a dynamic gathering to share business challenges, successes and experiences. For 16 years, SVI has created a supportive environment with inspiring mentors and practical, problem-solving results. Participants gain a rich portfolio of skills to grow their social purpose organization and an invaluable network of peers.

Hear How You Can Invest in Triple Bottom Line Businesses

Across North America, social and environmental entrepreneurs are designing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Renewal2 one of a handful of funds in North America that provides investors the unique opportunity to participate in the development of business at the forefront of social and environmental change while achieving market-rate returns.

Social Venture Institute (SVI) Hollyhock 2009

September 9 – 13, 2009
Hollyhock, Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, BC

Join business leaders and social entrepreneurs at the Social Venture Institute (SVI) for an intensive, interactive inquiry into how to face the day-to-day challenges of running a socially conscious enterprise, September 9-13, 2009 at Hollyhock Centre, Cortes Island, BC.

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.

Happy Planet

Canada's premium juice and smoothie pioneer.

Gregor’s Story

The kitchen was a hub of activity and inspiration. Fruits and veggies covered counters and whizzed in blenders as organic farmer Gregor Robertson tried yet another juice recipe. Recruited friends and family stood close at hand, gladly tasting blackberry smoothies and other liquid treats until their full bellies could take no more.

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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