Joel Solomon

President; Co-Founder, Renewal Funds

Vancouver, BC

Shift Capital  |  Funding / Investment

Joel focuses on impact investing that is committed to socially responsible growth and is a leading voice for the impact investing movement.

Joel Solomon is President of Renewal Partners, and Chairman for Renewal2
Investment Fund.

In 1993, Joel joined Carol Newell in the development of Renewal Partners and the
Endswell Foundation. Renewal has since invested in over seventy-five companies
that share its commitment to socially responsible growth, including some of the
best-known social purpose companies in Canada: Happy Planet Foods, Small
Potatoes Urban Delivery (SPUD), and Communicopia, and Michael Jantzi Research
Associates. Through its long-term commitment to capacity building, strategic
alliances, and institutional development, the Endswell Foundation, now in its
long planned spend down, helped sustain many charitable organizations who
worked for a conservation economy.

Joel is a founding member of Social Venture Network (SVN), Business for Social
Responsibility (BSR), Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR), Renewal
Land Company, Tides Canada Foundation and the Sage Centre. He is Chair of the
Board of Tides Foundation (US) and sits on numerous other boards throughout
North America.