More Than a Million French Using Their Savings for Social Good: A Novel Approach to Impact Investing in France

This article is the fifth in a series about European philanthropy. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and The Lawson Foundation. The French are increasingly becoming more socially engaged: in how they trade, sustain themselves, and get around. This movement is exemplified by the 13 million volunteers who have become involved…

At odds or an opportunity? Exploring the tension between the social justice and social innovation narratives

This article is the seventh in a series on social innovation. In 2013, the team at Ryerson University’s Faculty of Community Service invited me to join them as the inaugural John C. Eaton Chair of Social Innovation. The faculty has deep social justice roots and it created the position just as Ryerson became Canada’s first Ashoka Changemaker…

À la recherche d’inspiration : ce que les Canadiens peuvent apprendre du secteur philanthropique européen

Le présent article est le premier d’une série consacrée à la philanthropie en Europe. Cette série est publiée dans le cadre d’une collaboration entre The Philanthropist et la Fondation Lawson. Les fondations canadiennes sont de plus en plus habiles à apprendre des autres. L’époque est révolue où beaucoup travaillaient de façon isolée, souvent sans se…