950. A Day in the Life: What's It Really Like to Be an Investor, Advisor and Convener?
“In my early twenties I was diagnosed with a genetic kidney disease. I was told it would kill me unless I had a transplant or I went on regular dialysis treatments for the rest of my life. That was the story that was my wake-up call: I realized that life might really be limited and I’d better figure out what I really wanted to do with it and not just be swept along like flotsam and jetsam. I also realized that I needed to experience living in my body instead of just in my head. Because if I had a healthier body I would feel better day-to-day and I would probably live much longer. I spent a couple of years exploring and adventuring, which led me to Canada for the first time, where I became interested in the natural world, started gardening and learning how to grow food, which I’m still fascinated with today and far healthier for it!”
Joel Solomon is a Founding Partner of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest mission venture capital firm, at $240 million assets under management. Investing in organic food and climate tech in Canada and the USA, Renewal Funds is GIIRS-rated, a founding Canadian B Corp (5x “Best for the World”), a “1% for the Planet” member, recognized as Impact Assets “Top 50 impact fund managers.” Joel is a frequent public speaker, board member of the University of British Columbia, co-producer of the Integrated Capital Institute with RSF Social Finance, and co-author of “The Clean Money Revolution: Re-Inventing Power, Purpose & Capitalism.”
On His Bookshelf
The Clean Money Revolution: Re-Inventing Power, Purpose & Capitalism, by Joel Solomon and Tyee Bridge
Connecting With Joel Solomon
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