SVX

Impact first platform connecting ventures, funds and investors

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101 College Street, Suite 100 Toronto, ON M5G 1L7
CA Canada
Web http://www.svx.ca/
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About the project Edit

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.

We want to reduce poverty, create opportunity, and advance environmental sustainability by mobilizing investment capital to impact ventures, from building affordable housing to developing renewable community power.

The SVX allows investors to identify screened investment opportunities reducing their burden of due diligence and it provides ventures and funds with increased access to capital and financial expertise at low cost.

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In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

The platform focuses on generating a positive social and environmental impact with a focus on reducing poverty in the pilot phase. They wish to build a scalable social innovation that can operating in other regions as well. This makes them distinct from traditional financing programs that are less focused in terms of the kinds of projects they fund.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

The program seeks to reduce environmental issues, decrease poverty and increase well-being.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

SVX is actively trying to build a model that can be applied elsewhere in the world.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

Our Story
Our story started with a simple idea: Create a market for good.

We recognized the tremendous challenges we faced in Ontario, from the hundreds of thousands of people turning to food banks to the impact of changing weather patterns in our North. We wanted to find a means to fight poverty and climate change. Community organizations lacked the financial resources to tackle these problems and take their solutions to scale. We knew we needed progressive policy and government leadership, but we also needed the means to attract the necessary financial resources to support local efforts to tackle our most pressing issues. It was a capital problem. We needed a market to mobilize capital for impact.

To read about the full story behind SVX, visit http://www.svx.ca/about/our-story

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