Where are they now?

Wondering what our previous winners are up to these days? We caught up with them recently to hear about their successes, challenges, and fresh ambitions....

A strong business model is essential—but it’s not enough

At World Vision Canada Impact Investing, we work closely with entrepreneurs in all of our programs—and many, whether in Canada or elsewhere, don’t necessarily have formal business...

What is a social enterprise, anyway?

Much like “impact investing,” “social enterprise” is a term that evades clear definition. So much so, one of the biggest struggles that social entrepreneurs brought...

Meet the judges of the 2019 Social Innovation Challenge

World Vision Canada is pleased to announce the esteemed judges of this year’s Social Innovation Challenge.   Adam Spence is the founder and director of...

Our programs: Market-driven solutions to end inequality

World Vision Canada’s impact investing arm mobilizes and deploys financial capital in innovative ways to fund market-driven solutions to help end inequality for the world’s...

What impact investing is not

Responsible investing, sustainable investing, ethical investing, socially responsible investing (SRI), ESG (environmental, social, governance) investing, mission-driven investing, thematic investing, impact investing—social consciousness has found its...

Congratulations to the 2019 finalists!

The 2019 Social Innovation Challenge finalists are: Canada — Waste challenge: Virtuous Waste, which makes water-soluble packaging to limit pollution in waterways. Oru, which makes...

‘All of a sudden it looks like a landfill:’ Challenges and solutions to waste in Iloilo

In the Philippines, many homes along the coastline are built on bamboo stilts to protect them from incoming tides. But the stilts are there for...

Ready to cast your vote in the Social Innovation Challenge? Here’s how to make a smart pick

The teams that participate in the Social Innovation Challenge are usually brimming with passion, enthusiasm and a kind of dogged determination to bring their ideas...