- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on France, Canada and other members of the G7 to build a better world, a message likely to resonate at MIT Solve this week.
- Impact tracking... CoPower’s impact tracking and reporting includes kilowatt-hours of clean energy generated, energy saved, and CO2 emissions reduced.
- Longer terms… The four and six-year bonds offer returns of 4% and 5%, respectively.
- The C$10 million (US$8 million) round… was backed by sustainable aquaculture fund Aqua-Spark, Obvious Ventures and Real Ventures. Real Ventures previously led XpertSea’s C$1.25 million seed round in 2015.
RBC’s Global Asset Management group, which manages more than $400 billion in assets, has developed an ETF comprised of Canadian companies that have boards with at least 30% female representation and/or strong female director and executive-level representation. The RBC Vision Women’s Leadership MSCI Canada Index ETF will trade on the Toronto-based NEO Exchange. Top holdings
VERGE Breakthrough Fund has raised $1.7 million for Ontario startups. The seven-year fund is looking to raise $2 million in total to provide loans to social enterprises and affordable housing initiatives. It aims to achieve a 3% return. “This is a demonstration fund. It’s meant to see if this concept has legs,” says VERGE founder Lina
By Christopher Clubb, Convergence The Government of Canada’s new budget announced this week is good news for those living in developing countries. The budget commits CAD 1.5 billion (US$1.15 billion) over the next five years, with a further CAD 493 million annually thereafter, to support innovation in Canada’s international assistance. “Canada will do more to
The Montreal-based investment firm is building an impact fund made up of public debt, commercial mortgages and other types of loans in the areas of community development, climate change, health and education. Addenda says it’s the first domestically-focused fixed-income impact fund. The fund is being built to capitalize on the rapid growth of Canadian impact