Joel Solomon is a passionate advocate for the power of business to do good. He was a founding partner and Senior Advisor for Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest mission venture capital firm managing some $98 million. He ran an “activist family office” for 14 years deploying more than $70M. He helped found the Social Venture Network in Canada, and RSF Social Finance’s Integrated Capital Institute. He’s a member of Canada’s Advisory Board to the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce. He’s a governor of University of British Columbia.
And… he’s written a book, it’s called the Clean Money Revolution. It only took me a few chapters before I knew I had to have Joel on the show.
Joel is a really sensitive and genuine guy who has an almost spiritual connection with his investments and with the communities they support. We talk about his book and what he hoped to achieve with it, but also about the many voices and perspectives that it contains. For anyone out there looking for inspiration to either start or invest in a small business that wants to shake up a less-than-ethical industry, then this is the book.
There’s a bit of finance talk in this one as Joel explains what he’s working on, but of course I’m not a financial advisor, and this ain’t financial advice. So do chat to a professional if any of this inspires you.
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