Grand Challenges Canada on Multi-Sector Investment Approach and Defined Impact Outcomes

In Ep 14 we speak with Becca Smith, Senior Manager, Knowledge Management and Translation from Grand Challenges Canada. We talk about the different sectors and impact outcomes Grand Challenges Canada has achieved as an organization. From investments in technology to help newborns in South Africa to mental health support in Zimbabwe. Over 21,000 lives have

London Early Years Foundation on Developing a Pedagogy for Impact

In this episode June O’Sullivan, the CEO of London Early Years Foundation talks about how she reformed from being a charity many years ago into a social business to deliver specific impact. We discuss the seven elements of the LEYF pedagogy that really addresses the rights of children and how June measures it with the

Common Good Solutions on Building Transformational Relationships for Long Term Change

In this episode, David Upton, CEO of Common Good Solutions talks about how they are transforming the way business is done. From helping people globally with their Social Enterprise Institute to local initiatives such as Ability Wood Co-op, a furniture building company creating revenue in the community and meaning for the employees. We dive into

Community Forests International on People and Trees as a Restorative Force

In this episode Daimen Hardie, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Community Forest International talks about the mission to provide the right tools for people to become a restorative force. Through the lens of forestry and climate change we get a glimpse into their life changing outcomes globally, specifically in Tanzania and Canada. 78% of the

Conservation at Scale with NatureVest

In this episode Eric Cooperstr√∂m, Senior Director, Asset Management at NatureVest part of The Nature Conservancy, discusses NatureVest’s shared conservation agenda to drive conservation at scale and plans to make it repeatable. Learn more about how NatureVest operates within The Nature Conservancy, the impact of the Cumberland Forest LP and what 2020 looks like for

Ability New Brunswick on Partnering with Government

In this episode, Haley Flaro, Executive Director of Ability New Brunswick shares with us how they have become Canadian leaders within the disability sector and the value of forging strong partnerships with government. We’ve been able to extend our collective impact in reaching people with a disability. The first year of the agreement, back then

Electrifying Sub Saharan Africa with Sustainable Energy

In this episode Jeff Schnurr talks to us about Jaza Energy’s mission to deliver sustainable energy and their plan to electrify 600 million people living without electricity in sub Saharan Africa. All while prioritizing female employment, having employed over 150 women to date. We’ve displaced around 450 tons of CO2 emissions just because people are

Sarona Asset Management on Global Investing and Scaled Impact

In this episode Serge LeVert-Chiasson of Sarona Asset Management shares with us the origin of Sarona, their theory of change and the measurements they use. We dive into why Sarona is seeing broad improvement in the impact of the companies they invest in globally from Vietnam to Sierra Leone. Through our 22 IRIS compliant metrics,

Saint John Learning Exchange on Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

In this episode Christina Fowler, Executive Director, talks about the impact of the Saint John Learning Exchange at a systems and individual  level. Christina shares with us how learning, knowledge and the accreditation that comes with that the Saint John Learning Exchange is able to lift people out of poverty.  We’ve been able to proudly

The Social Entrepreneurs’ Fund on The Value of Small Data in Fund Evaluation

The Social Entrepreneurs’ Fund invests in software and services designed to help low income communities and organizations that serve them. In this episode Liz Luckett, Managing Partner, expands on the way we can use small data to evaluate investment opportunities, the risks of algorithms in large data and how organizations within the fund are already

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