Carol Newell Founding Investor and Principal, Renewal Vancouver, BC Shift Capital | Funding/ Investment Carol is a social entrepreneur and philanthropist who works to activate resources for social change. Carol Newell is the Founding Investor and Principal of Renewal. Through this organization, she has established a life’s work as a social entrepreneur and philanthropist, placing over $60 million in organizations and businesses working toward sustainability in BC. Carol is also the co-creator of Play BIG, an initiative to encourage others with wealth to activate their resources for social change. Ms. Newell is an active member of Hollyhock, the Threshold Foundation, Canadian Women’s Foundation, Women Donors Network, Investors’ Circle, Social Venture Network, and the Wealth & Giving Forum. In 2007, she was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2008 she was honoured by her Alma Mater, St Lawrence University with a Doctor of Humane Letters.