Founding Partner, Renewal Funds
Joel Solomon is a Founding Partner of Renewal Funds, Canada's largest mission venture capital firm, at $98m assets under management. Investing in Organics and EnviroTech in Canada and the USA, Renewal Funds is GIIRS-rated, a founding Canadian B Corp (5x “Best for the World”), a “1% for the Planet” member, recognized as ImpactAssets “Top 50 impact fund managers.”
Invited by Founder/Funder Carol Newell, Joel spent 14 years until 2008 implementing a "whole portfolio to mission" strategy as leader of her activist family office. The $20m Endswell Foundation endowment was spent down, leaving Tides Canada and Hollyhock as legacy institutions, while supporting the success of the Great Bear Rainforest Initiative, and the renowned BC environmental community. Renewal Partners seed invested over $10m in dozens of values-based companies, including Stonyfield Yogurt, Horizon Distributors, and Seventh Generation, as part of an "integrated use of capital for social change" strategy that helped catalyze Vancouver's leadership in long term new economy thinking.
Joel is Co-Author with Tyee Bridge of Clean Money Revolution, a call to action to know where your money is and what it is doing to whom right now, and to move trillions of dollars from damage to regeneration.