Tapestry Community Capital is on a mission to make investing directly in your community the norm. For over a decade, they have been instrumental in assisting social purpose organizations in Canada in raising funds through the use of community bonds, an innovative social finance tool. To date, their efforts have resulted in over $100 million being raised in community bonds, with the support of more than 4,000 community investors. These funds have been instrumental in driving forward 61 impactful projects across sectors such as affordable housing and sustainable energy.
Community bonds not only provide a means to unlock capital for projects with a positive impact but also offer investors a tangible opportunity to drive change while earning a fair return. Tapestry actively collaborates with organizations throughout the entire process, guiding them in planning, raising, and managing community bonds. Their commitment to providing an exceptional experience ensures that investors are fully supported and engaged every step of the way.
Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health is a charitable initiative that works to protect pensions and the climate by bringing together beneficiaries and their pension funds on the climate crisis. We help Canadians understand where their retirement wealth is invested by tracking the climate-related investments, strategies and policies of Canada’s largest public pension funds. And we educate and empower Canadians to engage constructively with their pension managers to address the climate crisis and invest in a prosperous zero-carbon future. Shift is a project on MakeWay’s shared platform, which provides operational supports, governance, and charitable expertise for changemakers. MakeWay is a national charity that builds partnerships and solutions to help nature and communities thrive together.
Stand.earth is a environmental non-profit advocacy organization working to deliver large-scale solutions to climate and environmental problems worldwide. We utilize cutting-edge research, build equitable power with frontline communities, and leverage mass movements to make a real impact on the health and wellbeing of our planet.
We work with investors to hold Canadian publicly-traded companies accountable to their net zero promises.
We represent investors or take financial positions in select Canadian companies ourselves. We do a deep dive analysis of their net zero plans.
We engage those companies and other investors to improve accountability, including filing shareholder resolutions where appropriate.
We believe that a just transition to the net zero economy can unlock shareholder value while giving our kids a better future.
World Animal Protection is the global voice for animal welfare, with more than 70 years’ experience working to protect animals from cruelty through practical, sustainable and science-based solutions that help people and animals alike.
We have offices in 12 countries and collaborate with local communities, the private sector, civil society and governments across 47 countries.
We have General Consultative Status with the UN and are members of Canada’s National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC).
We address the two biggest causes of animal suffering today – industrial farming and the wildlife trade. Our goals are to give wildlife the right to a wild life and to build a sustainable, equitable and humane food system. Our work to protect animals will play a vital role in solving the climate emergency and public health crises.
The Trinity Centres Foundation is a new Canadian charity; its aim is to see 100 historic church buildings converted into community hubs for the charitable and community sectors.
Our model is to partner with the owners of historic church buildings to provide project development and building management which retains ongoing worship space usage on Sundays. Various government and charitable partners are then invited to be part of a new “community hub” concept, attractive to new categories of impact lending. Heritage buildings will first be made safe and usable and later sensitively developed to a modern, world-class standard also suitable for conference, event, concert and wedding activities that will lead to local centres becoming financially self-sustainable.
The Foundation’s Board of Advisors is a team of 50 professionals from across the social innovation, urban planning, property, finance, management, accounting, legal, government and faith sectors.
As Canada’s engaged university, SFU works with communities, organizations and partners to create, share and embrace knowledge that improves life and generates real change. We deliver a world-class education with lifelong value that shapes change-makers, visionaries and problem-solvers. We connect research and innovation to entrepreneurship and industry to deliver sustainable, relevant solutions to today’s problems. With campuses in British Columbia’s three largest cities—Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey—SFU has eight faculties that deliver 193 undergraduate degree programs and 127 graduate degree programs to more than 37,000 students. The university now boasts more than 165,000 alumni residing in 143 countries.
MaRS is North America’s largest urban innovation hub. A registered non-profit, MaRS supports high-growth startups and scale-ups tackling key issues in health, cleantech, fintech and other sectors. In addition, MaRS convenes all members of the tech ecosystem to drive breakthrough discoveries, grow the economy and make an impact by solving real problems for real people — in Canada and around the world.
Since the creation of Canada’s first Executive MBA in 1968, the Beedie School of Business has championed lifelong learning, productive change and the need to be innovative as we deliver research and teaching that makes an impact. We are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and have received the EQUIS Quality award from the European Federation for Management Development (EFMD). AACSB and EFMD are globally recognized accrediting agencies for business schools. Less than 1% of business schools worldwide have earned both of these accreditations.
Undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs demonstrate a spirit of innovation, flexibility and relevance. Supported by extensive partnerships with public, private and not-for-profit organizations, our goal is to produce broadly educated, enterprising and socially responsible managers capable of making lasting contributions to their communities.
The Beedie School of Business operates on all three SFU campuses, with:
- 3,800+ undergraduate (BBA students) in Burnaby and Surrey
- 700+ MBA and graduate students at the Segal Graduate School and at the Surrey Campus
- Non-credit programs at the director, executive and management-levels
- A thriving PhD program