More and more long-term investors, including foundations, are looking for social, environmental and financial returns on their investments. Foundations in particular are increasingly leveraging more of their invested assets in support of their missions.
CFC began working actively in 2007 to support growing foundation interest in mission-related investing through a pilot project with leading foundations. Today CFC's work in this area includes: education and training, research and writing, participating in the creation of new investment vehicles and helping to shape the emerging field of impact investing in Canada.
The Canadian Task Force on Social Finance has recommended that foundations invest at least 10% of their capital in MRIs by 2020 and the CFC Board of Directors has formally encouraged member foundations to consider implementing this recommendation.
To find out more about how Canadian community foundations are getting involved in mission-related investing, visit the links below.
- MRI Approaches: from direct community investing to integrating social and environmental factors in the investment process, find out more about the range of MRI approaches.
- MRI Resources: Access a wealth of information from the latest reports from MRI thought leaders to customized tools developed by CFC.
- What CFs Are Doing: Read about how community foundations across Canada are mobilizing some of their investment assets or download our handout.
- Canadian Impact Investment Matrix: Learn about investment options in Canada to achieve both a financial return and a positive social or environmental impact.
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