President of Renewal Partners and Chairman of Renewal Funds
Joel Solomon is Chair of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest mission venture capital firm, with $98m assets under management. Renewal Funds invests in Organics and EnviroTech in Canada and the USA.
With Founder and Funder, Carol Newell, Joel spent 14 years implementing a “whole portfolio to mission” strategy as leader of her activist Family Office. As Executive Director of Endswell Foundation, Joel guided the spend down of a $20m endowment, leaving Tides Canada Foundation and Hollyhock as legacy charities, while supporting the success of the renowned BC environmental community. As President and CEO of Carol’s Renewal Partners seed capital fund, Joel placed over $10m into dozens of values driven companies in BC and through their networks across the continent.
Joel maintains active engagement with municipal political party Vision Vancouver, led by Mayor Gregor Robertson, close friend and Co-Founder of Happy Planet Foods, where Joel served on the board for 10 years after Renewal Partners investment.
Joel is a Senior Advisor with RSF Social Finance, Founding Member of Social Venture Network, Business for Social Responsibility, the Tides Canada Foundation, and Board Chair of Hollyhock.
Joel is a lead producer for RSF of the soon to launch “Integrated Capital Fellows” program, to support potential social change investing leaders.
Joel is the Co-Author of The Clean Money Revolution, a call to action to move trillions of dollars from damaging to regenerative use.