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Sustainability Series: Joel Solomon

The Green Money Revolution: Discover the role you can play in the $50-trillion movement towards true prosperity 

About the Presenter:

Joel Solomon is a Founding Partner of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest mission venture capital firm, at over $98m assets under management. Investing in Organics and EnviroTech in Canada and the USA, Renewal Funds is GIIRS-rated, a founding Canadian B Corp (5x “Best for the World”), a “1% for the Planet” member, recognized as ImpactAssets “Top 50 impact fund managers.”

Invited by Founder/Funder Carol Newell, Joel spent 14 years until 2008 implementing a “whole portfolio to mission” strategy as leader of her activist family office. The $20m Endswell Foundation endowment was spent down, leaving Tides Canada and Hollyhock as legacy institutions, while supporting the success of the Great Bear Rainforest Initiative, and the renowned BC environmental community. Renewal Partners seed invested over $10m in dozens of values-based companies, including Stonyfield Yogurt, Horizon Distributors, and Seventh Generation, as part of an “integrated use of capital for social change” strategy that helped catalyze Vancouver’s leadership in long term new economy thinking.

Joel is Senior Advisor with RSF Social Finance and Co-Producer for their “Integrated Capital Fellows” program, supporting potential social change investment leaders. He is a Founding Member of Social Venture Network (SVN), the Tides Canada Foundation, Business for Social Responsibility, and the BALLE Local Funders circle. Joel was a 25-year Board Chair of Hollyhock, a lifelong leadership learning centre on Cortes Island, a 24-year Director of Tides Foundation USA and is a member of Canada’s National Advisory Board to the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce. Joel serves on the board of Village People neighbourhood real estate in Nashville and on the University of British Columbia’s Board of Governors. He delivered a 2012 TEDxVancouver talk on “Clean Blood, Clean Money”. He is a sought-after advisor to many businesses, families, and not-for-profit organizations.

Date & Time
September 18th, 2019 • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location
City University in Canada

789 West Pender St. 3rd floor, Vancouver,2323 BC

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