State of the Nation: Impact Investing in Canada

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Organization: 
Purpose Capital & MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
Author: 
Karim Harji | Joanna Reynolds | Hilary Best | Mathu Jeyaloganathan
As interest and activity around impact investing continues to grow in Canada, so does the demand for information around trends and opportunities. The State of the Nation Report provides updated information and analysis that can inform both new and existing actors in the impact investment sector. The report, released in March 2014, was jointly authored by Purpose Capital and the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.

This report has several related objectives:

  • To describe impact investing and how it is developing across the country
  • To assess current impact investing activity across sectors, regions and asset classes
  • To share examples of investments that integrate financial returns and social impact
  • To identify trends, issues and challenges across market segments
  • To prioritize recommendations to allow impact investing to fulfill its potential

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION TO IMPACT INVESTING 
THE SUPPLY OF CAPITAL: IMPACT INVESTORS 
  • High Net Worth Individuals 
  • Foundations 
  • Community Finance Organizations 
  • Financial Institutions 
  • Pension Funds 
  • Government 
  • Related Supply Side Actors 
FINANCIAL PRODUCTS 
  • Product Analysis 
  • Product Trends 
CONNECTING THE MARKET: INTERMEDIARIES AND ENABLERS 
  • Supply-Side Intermediaries 
  • Financial Intermediaries 
  • Demand-Side Intermediaries 
  • Market Enablers 
  • The Marketplace of Intermediaries 
THE DEMAND FOR CAPITAL: SECTOR REVIEW 
  • Affordable Housing 
  • Energy 
  • Agriculture 
  • Environment and Water 
  • Financial Services 
  • Education 
  • Health 
  • Non-profits and Social Enterprises 
  • Aboriginal Business 
IMPACT MEASUREMENT 
  • Intentions for Impact Measurement 
  • Selected Measurement Frameworks 
  • Challenges of Impact Measurement 
  • Opportunities for Impact Measurement 
GOVERNMENT ENGAGEMENT 
  • Directing Capital 
  • Demand Development 
  • Supply Development 
SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Year: 
2014
Format: 
Research report
Categories: 
Finance
Source: 
Weblink
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