MaRS has just launched a Social Venture Exchange (SVX) here in Toronto in collaboration with the TMX Group. And I’m proud to announce that TAS is a founding venture member.
Here’s the mission of the SVX:
“The SVX is a local, impact first platform connecting impact ventures, funds, and investors in order to catalyze new debt and equity investment capital for local ventures that have demonstrable social and/or environmental impact, including nonprofits, co-operatives, and for-profit corporations.”
The focus of the SVX Is on triple bottom line accounting. So it’s very well aligned with the philosophy of TAS. However, I like to think of our “four pillars” as a kind of quadruple bottom line framework. In addition to measuring social, environmental and economic impact, we also care about cultural impact.