Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good
Priorities for Canada
Focused on directing private capital into projects and ventures whose aims are to deliver measurable social outcomes, impact investment (or social finance) has the potential to foster innovation in the social sector. It is spurring new forms of non-profit, private and public sector collaboration, and is being used to develop and test new ideas for tackling social challenges and to scale up those that work.
Impact investing in Canada is on the rise, but it will require leadership from governments, foundations, pension funds, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations (NPOs) and others to reach its full potential. This report from the Social Impact Investment Taskforce advances priority recommendations for governments — the federal government in particular — to enable and catalyze impact investment in Canada.
Published in 2014