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Launching – Good is the New Currency!

Eco-Ethonomics launched the newsletter ” Good is the New Currency” featuring the latest news and top stories from the Social Economy. You can access the September Issue here. You can also register here and receive it in your mailbox every month!

Crowdfunding Your Startup – Hot Tips

Crowdfunding Your Startup – Hot Tips Brian Meece, Co-Founder & CEO, RocketHub, highlights the pillars of successful crowdfunding and explains what motivates people to commit funds.  Brian reveals some of the secrets to being successful at crowd funding.  To name a few tips, he explains the basics of storytelling, engaging the community by communicating your “why” and inviting people to “trade” not “aid” your startup.

Social Entrepreneurs: Pioneering Social Change

Social Entrepreneurs: Pioneering Social Change Mohammad Yunus starts the video off with his story about micro-finance in Bangladesh.  Since founding Grameen Bank, he began a revolution in lending impoverished citizens small amounts of money which enabled them to earn a livelihood and begin their ascent from poverty.  Yunus decided that “credit” was a human right and was essential to economic and social inclusion.  The change that he has created from …Read More

The Changing Landscape of Social Finance in Canada

The Changing Landscape of Social Finance in Canada The growth of social enterprise and social innovation has been significant in Canada over the last number of years. With over 165,000 non-profits in Canada and an increasing number of them planning some form of commercial activity to satisfy the dual purpose of social value and financial self-sufficiency.  With social responsible investors looking for sound sustainable businesses to invest in, corporations looking …Read More

Social Finance and Community Bonds

Dr. Alex Nichollshe, Skoll Foundation An informative piece on Social Finance and Community Bonds.  Speakers include Dr. Alex Nichollshe from the Skoll Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University and Cheryl Kernot, associate professor from the Centre for Social Impact.  Community bonds are a creative way of financing social ventures that have a desired community benefit.  Do you know of any examples of creative financing in Canada? inflating their expenses