The Retail Impact Investing Guidebook for Canadian Credit Unions, jointly authored by Purpose Capital and the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA), can be downloaded at www.impactinvesting.ca.
Today, impact investment options exist primarily for institutional and accredited investors. The opportunities for everyday investors to generate a return, while generating positive impact, are limited – this, despite evidence of market interest led by millennials and others.
Credit unions are well positioned to tap into this opportunity.
The Retail Impact Investing Guidebook is a tangible resource to help credit unions address a marketplace gap and empower members to make investments that will have demonstrable, positive impacts in their communities. The Guidebook offers credit unions of all sizes and at all stages of their social responsibility journey actionable ideas of how to create and deploy retail impact investment products for their members.
CCUA is proud to have partnered with Purpose Capital and Employment and Social Development Canada to develop and share the research in this Guidebook.
CCUA also wants to extend its gratitude to Affinity Credit Union, Alterna Savings and Credit Union, Assiniboine Credit Union, Conexus Credit Union, DUCA Financial Services Credit Union, Libro Credit Union, Mennonite Savings & Credit Union, Meridian Credit Union, Servus Credit Union and Vancity Credit Union for their support and contribution to the development of this Guidebook.