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Joel Solomon

Joel Solomon

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.”
With visionary investor Carol Newell, Joel co-founded Renewal Partners to invest in sustainable businesses including Stonyfield Yoghurt, Seventh Generation, and Happy Planet. Together, they pioneered a whole portfolio activation to mission and purpose strategy, using an integrated capital approach for social change, with a regional sustainable economy focus. Joel Co-Produces the Integrated Capital Institute with Akaya Windwood, Marian Moore and RSF Social Finance. He is the author of The Clean Money Revolution: Re-Inventing Power, Purpose & Capitalism, with Co-Author Tyee Bridge. Joel is a frequent public speaker, including a TEDxVancouver talk. He is a founding member of Social Venture Network (SVN), Business for Social Responsibility(BSR), the Tides Canada Foundation, and is board chair of Hollyhock. Joel has received a “Lifetime Achievement” Award from the Social Venture Network (SVN), and was inducted with Carol Newell into the SVN “Hall of Fame”.