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Prior to the founding of Renewal Funds, Joel spent 14 years with founder + funder Carol Newell implementing a “whole portfolio activation to mission” strategy, as leader of her activist Family Office. As Executive Director of the Endswell Foundation, he guided the spend down of a $50m 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 Renewal Partners’ seed capital fund, he placed over $10m into dozens of values driven companies in BC and beyond.

Joel is a Senior Advisor with RSF Social Finance and is now co-leading their ‘Integrated Capital Fellowship Program,’ a 2012 TEDxVancouver Speaker, Founding Member of Social Venture Network (SVN), Business for Social Responsibility, the Tides Canada Foundation, and is Board Chair of Hollyhock.

Joel is Co-Author of The Clean Money Revolution with Tyee Bridge, a call to action to move trillions of dollars from damaging to regenerative use.

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Joel Solomon

Chairman and Co-Founder
Renewal Funds
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