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BlogIconDeloitte & MaRS explore views of Canadian investors on Social Impact Bonds
Economic; Environmental; General; Social
​Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) – which are defined as a pay-for-performance contract in which the government agrees to pay investors for improved social outcomes– are one type of impact investing tool th ...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:48:00 PMNo presence informationdominique biron-bordeleau
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BlogIconCanada's first Financial Literacy Leader announced today
Economic; Social; General
​Earlier today, Minister of State for Finance, the Honourable Kevin Sorenson, announced Jane Rooney as Canada’s first Financial Literacy Leader.  Ms. Rooney has worked at the Financial Consumer Agen ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:48:00 PMNo presence informationKate Martin
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BlogIconTeaching – and learning from - the next generation of CSR leaders about changing the system
Economic; Governance; Environmental; Social
Erin Robinson, Team Manager, Small Business, Vancity, and Member of National Young Leader Committee There is a saying: “If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to under ...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:29:00 AMNo presence informationKate Martin
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BlogIconOpportunity for credit unions to participate in Canadian Responsible Investment Conference 2014
General
​Guest Post from the Responsible Investment Association The Responsible Investment Association (RIA), formerly the Social Investment Organization, is reaching out to the credit union syste ...
Monday, April 07, 2014 10:17:00 AMNo presence informationKate Martin
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BlogIconFull program for May 2014 CUSR Forum announced
Economic; Environmental; Governance; Social
From May 3 to 4, 2014 credit union directors, executives, social responsibility practitioners and marketing professionals will gather in Charlottetown, PEI to focus on how credit union growth can b ...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:45:00 PMNo presence informationKate Martin
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BlogIconApril 2 Webinar: From Board to Branch: Best Practices in CSR Governance
Economic; Governance; Social; Environmental
​In Governance and Management for Credit Union Social Responsibility​, Coro Strandberg writes that boards of directors and management have significant - yet distinct - roles to play in the process o ...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:23:00 AMNo presence informationKate Martin
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BlogIconLaunch of the State of the Nation report: Impact Investing in Canada
Economic; Environmental; Social; General
​On March 18, Purpose Capital and the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing launched the long-awaited report: State of the Nation: Impact Investing in Canada at the ImpactOntario event in Toronto. Here are ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 5:04:00 PMNo presence informationdominique biron-bordeleau
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BlogIconVancity shares their strategic plan beyond their doors
Governance
For the first time ever, Vancity Credit Union has decided to share their three-year strategic plan with their members, partners and the general public. By taking their plan outside the organization, ...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:31:00 AMNo presence informationKevin Dorse
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BlogIconNew report looks at how to “de-risk” impact investments
Economic; Environmental; General; Social
​In December 2013, Canadian Central published a report that highlighted, among other things, that social finance* is a natural fit for most credit unions. Indeed, many financial co-operatives are driv ...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:14:00 PMNo presence informationdominique biron-bordeleau
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BlogIconFilene releases new report: urges credit unions to benchmark social and environmental performance
Economic; Environmental; Governance; Social
Concern for community drives social and environmental initiatives in the credit union system. But, without a simple way to measure and report on these activities, it is difficult to show members – and ...
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 4:33:00 PMNo presence informationKate Martin
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