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Financial Products For Good - Part 1 SIBs
Financial Products for Good series: The Social Impact Bond
By Bruno Lam

Financial products have garnered a negative reputation over the years. The Global Recession exhibited the creative capacity of the finance industry, but for all the wrong reasons. Since 2008, however, many financial instruments have emerged with the needs of the community and environment as the centre of the design, while maintaining a positive ROI for the investors. These new financial products now play a major role in the world of impact investing, where not only traditional asset classes are being disrupted, but wholly new asset classes are being created. 

This article series will provide an overview of several new financial products being put to use across sectors, geographies, and global issues. We begin the series with examining the Pay-For-Success contract, otherwise known as the Social Impact Bond (SIB).

Propel 2017: Reimagine Value

Join us on May 24, during Social Enterprise Month, at our annual conference: Propelling Social Ventures! The event kicks off with a panel of founders from three global purpose-driven companies:
  • Sam Goldman (cofounder, d.light) is a global leader in providing solar-powered products to communities without access to reliable and safe energy.
  • Natalie Voland (President, GI Quo Vadis) is the leader of a mission-based, B Corp-certified real estate developer.
  • Patrice Mousseau (founder, Satya Organics) provides a non-toxic alternative to skincare products, and was named a Top 5 Canadian venture by SheEO!
Six up-and-coming impact entrepreneurs of the 2017 CCS iHub cohort will also share how they reimagine value and build global businesses for good.

Get your tickets now and join us at UBC Robson on May 24 for an evening of actionable inspiration! More information can be found on our event page.
Impact Investing News Roundup

An impact investor urges caution on "Energy Access Hype Cycle"

The new World Bank CEO lays out her vision for an agile bank - in which impact investors play a central role.

Acumen Fund launches a fund dedicated to India.

UBS calls for investors to embrace "civic finance" as a way to finance infrastructure in communities.
Community News Roundup
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MM Community Business Projects
The UBC Master of Management (MM) Community Business Project gives not-for-profit organizations and social enterprises access to free consulting projects from MM students. Apply by May 1, 2017.

Innovation for Inclusion Workshop
Join Barbara Alink, founder of The Alinker, for thought provoking conversations on innovation and inclusion. More information here

Events
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Chicago, IL
April 25-27, 2017

Vancouver, BC
April 27, 2017

Vancouver, BC
May 17-19, 2017

Vancouver, BC
May 24, 2017

Vancouver, BC
June 1-2, 2017

London, UK
June 15, 2017
BC Business 30 under 30
Congratulations to CCSiHub alumni Andrea Palmer and Marc Schutzbank!

Andrea (Founder, Awake Labs) and Marc (Director, Fresh Roots) were both named BC Business's 30 under 30 innovators list

Andrea and her team at Awake Labs are designing a wearable device to help monitor stress signals for children with autism. 

Marc and Fresh Roots manage educational farms in Vancouver schools, where the food grown is sold to school cafeterias and local families.
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