I believe impact is the fair and equitable access to resources for all.
I spent a fair part of last year responding with this statement when people asked me what impact is. However, it didn’t yet resonant with many people – some preferred more broad concepts of impact (such as doing good, values-based investing, and [...]
Numbers enable us to count and compare. They are a quick way of communicating something. They sometimes form evidence on which to base our decisions. Numbers make us feel good. From my numbers of 2012, did I have a good year or a bad year? Do I keep going or do I do [...]
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Zack Miller of Tradestreaming.com, an online community of investors learning directly from experts. Have a listen as Zack and I engage in an intriguing conversation about how emotion and intuition affect investment decisions and how this features in impact investing.
The original post on Tradestreaming.com [...]
Things began in December 2011 as an unnamed social venture with an idea to move more investment capital towards social purpose businesses. Over the course of 2012, Pique Ventures evolved with the vision of creating a community of investors committed to an integrated way of investing.
Pique Ventures develops intriguing [...]
The role of charitable giving and philanthropy in the impact investing space is a frequent topic of conversation. Let’s Talk About Giving was the sixth event in the “Conversation for Investing with our Values” series hosted by Pique Ventures. On December 5th, Bonnie welcomed co-host Alli Riese from TIDES Canada and 14 conversationalists at [...]
Throughout my career, I enjoyed my work and working with the people around me. If I stopped enjoying my work or if the social environment around me changed, I forged a different path. I sought out interesting opportunities and exciting communities of people. I gave myself promotions and new skills development by changing roles and [...]
Thank you to Servane Mouazan for inviting me to co-host today’s teleconference as part of Ogunte’s Make-a-Wave pre-incubator program for women entrepreneurs and social innovators. I was a judge for the inaugural Make-a-Wave program in 2011 and it was my pleasure to share some insights on the world of impact investing and angel investors.
The impact versus profit debate: is there a trade-off between financial returns and impact? If you take a look at my post that discusses the challenges of determining a valuation for a social venture, my answer would be “it depends”.
Sometimes the debate is phrased as [...]
We’re featured on socialfinance.ca today! Brenda Reid-Kuecks, President of Ecotrust Canada, wrote the article for the online social finance community and information hub. Here are some highlights:
A new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development looks at how new businesses and start-ups have been raising money since the global financial crisis in 2009…
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