Transformative Investments for Canada’s Indigenous Entrepreneurs and Communities

We’re Indigenous.
We invest in Indigenous
social enterprises
and a better future

Why invest in the

Raven Capital Fund?

We believe that investing from a platform of Indigenous values can address our biggest social, economic, and environmental challenges.

We work in partnership with Indigenous social enterprises to accelerate their success by providing access to capital and bespoke technical assistance, within an Indigenous cultural framework. Our objective is to help Indigenous entrepreneurs achieve their goals, strengthen the Indigenous economy, and have a positive and lasting impact on the ecosystem.

Raven Fund Portfolio

Since inception in May 2019, the Raven Indigenous Impact Fund continues to invest in innovative, scalable Indigenous enterprises.

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Investment news

Raven Capital assists in the Canadian economic recovery effort with investment in ethical and technology-driven business

News release - June 15, 2020
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Raven Capital Partners is excited to announce an investment of $250,000 into Social Awareness Group; a technology company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. Motivated by their vision of “Indigenous Prosperity Globally,” their flagship web-based product Nisto Link is an evolution of socioeconomic supply chain and hiring efforts to the industrial marketplace.

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The latest in print.

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Impact Assets 50

Raven Indigenous Impact Fund included in the Impact Assets database spotlighting newer fund managers that demonstrate future potential to create meaningful impact.

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Ashoka-Social Entrepreneurs

Featuring our very own Jeff Cyr and the concept of “community-driven outcomes purchasing”.

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2020 Canada Clean50

We are honoured to be receiving a 2020 Canada's Clean50 Top 20 Project award alongside Aki Energy Inc. for the installation of geothermal systems in 3 Manitoba First Nations.

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Future of Good

In this first article of a new special report, Future of Good examines what the fund means for Canada’s social finance market, and for societal recovery.

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Global Impact Investing Network

Asking the question - What is the future of Impact Investing?

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CDOC explained.

The Community-Driven Outcomes Contract (CDOC) is a social finance instrument initially conceived by the Raven Group. Its structure is based on social impact bonds (SIBs). Both of these instruments allow impact investors to invest in the completion of a project that has measurable social outcomes, which are paid for by outcomes purchasers. The most important difference between the CDOC and SIBs is who determines the sought-after outcomes: SIBs’ outcomes are determined by the outcomes purchaser, while CDOCs’ outcomes are determined by the beneficiary communities. Thus, CDOCs are designed to be more effective and relevant for the beneficiary while achieving savings for the outcomes purchaser and securing returns for the impact investors; truly, a win-win-win situation.

This video tells the story of the Community-Driven Outcomes Contract, from its conception to its first implementation to its intended impacts.

Questions about the CDOC? Contact us at info@ravencapitalpartners.ca

The Sage Initiative.

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The Sage Initiative is an impact investing collective made up of 12 young Indigenous women between the ages of 18-24 inclusive who are currently living in British Columbia. It is designed to create a supported learning environment where participants will build their impact investment literacy and make real investment decisions. In order to be eligible to join the collective, each participant will be required to commit a minimum of $5,000 in capital (with a maximum of $50,000).

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Participants in the Sage Initiative will be guided by a collective of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women mentors who will support their learning journey. In order to be eligible to join the collective as a mentor, each individual will be required to commit $5,000 in investment capital that will be made available to the young Indigenous women participants. Mentors will volunteer their time

RICP will provide impact investment curriculum, cover all costs for travel and accommodation, and facilitate investments made by members of the collective.

Ready to apply?

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For more information contact us at: sagelacerte@ravencapitalpartners.ca

 

About us.

We’re Indigenous and we invest in Indigenous social enterprise.

Our purpose is to facilitate the flow of capital through impact investing, and to support the ongoing revitalization of the Indigenous economy in Canada.

An Indigenous Approach to Impact Investing

As an Indigenous intermediary, we honor the Seven Sacred Teachings and we operate from the perspective of the Indigenous world view. We follow traditional Indigenous protocols, we work for the well being of people and the planet, and we acknowledge our responsibility to the next seven generations.

Indigenous Impact

We build relationships with Indigenous communities and Indigenous entrepreneurs to drive sustainable change. We seek to address pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges, by supporting Indigenous innovators.