Social Finance Strategies for a Canadian Low-Carbon Economy: A Case Study of the Ivey, Suncor Energy, and J.W. McConnell foundations


Now that the US has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Accord, how must Canada's role expand as it accepts this new leadership mantle, and how must philanthropists and social investors support this new role? How can their resources trigger new blended capital models to leverage public and private sector resources to control and mitigate the devastating impacts of climate change?


This case examines examples of how the provinces of Quebec and Alberta, as well as the federal government, are using social finance to build new relationships with mainstream finance, and are unlocking the financial tools to go to scale with the goal to cut CO2 emissions, and create a new low-carbon economy and jobs for the future.

A copy of the case is available for download here.