We leverage the strength of our network to grow the sustainable finance and impact investing ecosystem.
Canadian colleges and institutes are drivers of sustainable economic development and leaders in social and technological innovation. By engaging our members and partners in ways that mobilize finance toward sustainable development, we design concepts that apply the expertise of our members to find solutions to development challenges through results-based and other innovative financing.
The world is a very different place than it was just three years ago. We have an opportunity now to think about investment differently to better ensure that our work contributes to a more equitable and sustainable world. Social and environmental impact is at the core of all our concepts.
Our work connects leaders, educators, and innovators to address worldwide challenges like climate change, poverty, and inequality. In areas like renewable energy, healthcare, smart agriculture, the blue economy, and artificial intelligence, we empower people around the world, especially women, youth, and disadvantaged populations to contribute to positive change.
FiveThirteen Capital is our blended finance facility combining a USD $60-million stacked capital investment fund with a USD $20-million grant-funded technical assistance facility with the goal of investing in and supporting women-led and owned small and growing business (SGBs) in sub-Saharan Africa. FiveThirteen draws on the expertise and know-how of Canadian colleges and institutes to support women’s enterprise development and growth.