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Are you looking to raise impact capital?

We are looking for funds, bonds, and other private offerings for the SVX Impact Index— Canada’s largest directory of impact investments. 

Whether you’re an issuer, investor, or an impact enthusiast, SVX connects you to a future of meaningful investments and transformative change. Get your product on our Impact Map today.

 

For Issuers

 

More and more investors are shifting their capital towards investments that generate intentional and measurable impact, but a lack of visibility into information on private market offerings remains a barrier. 

Increase your reach, exposure, and likelihood of finding the right investor for you by showcasing your fund, product, or investment offering on the SVX Impact Index. With a carefully curated selection of products ranging from private equity funds and community land trusts to community bonds and social impact bonds, the SVX Impact Index can showcase your impact.

 

“Why should I choose the SVX Impact Index?”

 

Gain Exposure

Join a league of trailblazers at the forefront of impact investing. With 200 impactful products already in the database and an existing network of hundreds of impact investors, your product will achieve significant reach in the Canadian impact investing community.

Put Yourself on the Impact Map

Your products will be on the largest repository of impact investment products in Canada. Get on the single access point for impact market information for asset owners, asset managers, researchers, and other key stakeholders in impact investing.

Foster Growth and Development

Get connected with like-minded actors in impact investing in Canada. Our network can foster collaborations, partnerships, shared learning, and feedback to drive your growth and development. There is no cost for issuers to post on the SVX Impact Index.

“What is the product selection criteria?”

 

Prospective organizations, enterprises, or funds must initially meet the minimum platform requirements. Beyond these initial standards, there are additional requirements for organizations to be a verified Impact Index+ offering.

Minimum Screening Requirements

While we have established criteria to guide our selection process, we recognize that flexibility is essential. These criteria represent best practices, but we understand that not every requirement may be applicable to every applicant. We encourage you to submit your application even if you do not meet all the criteria. We are committed to working with you to determine your eligibility.

Criteria:

  • Impact sector alignment with social, environmental, and economic impact.
  • Investment size/scale with at least $2 million in capital being south.
  • Investment structures must be within the private or exempt market domain. This includes private equity, debt, mixed private structures, and not limited to funds, bonds, and outcomes-based financing tools.
  • Investment Availability: Issuers currently in a capital-raising phase or planning to initiate one in the next 6-12 months.
  • Canadian Domiciled: Eligible for Canadian investors (the impact itself does not need to be in Canada).
Please apply, and we will work with you to determine if you’re eligible.
Become a Verified Impact Index+ Offering: Requirements & FAQ

What impact standards are used in the selection criteria for Impact Index+? Impact Index+ is a curated subset of qualified and vetted private impact investment offerings as recommended by an Advisory Group of industry professionals.

This set of opportunities will be announced semi-annually and showcased on the platform. These issuers must meet a set of additional, in-depth criteria related to management and governance, impact, finances, and equity:

1. Management and Governance

  • Track Record: Demonstrated track record for active and established issuers or previous track record of team and partners for new and emerging issuers.
  • Team: Aligned team experience, skills and performance.

2. Impact: Management and Standards

  • Management: Impact management strategies, including impact measures.
  • Standards: Adherence to market-standard for impact. This may include a third-party standard or agreement to code of conduct.

3. Finances: Sustainability, Structure and Exit Strategy

  • Financial Sustainability: Strong financial model and potential for financial sustainability
  • Financial Return: Potential for financial return from concessionary, below-market, at-market, to above-market rate.
  • Exit Strategy: Clear strategies for exit that align with long-term impact and sustainability for issuer, investor(s) and community.

4. Equity: Racial and Gender Equity

  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing racial and gender equity within management, governance, and business operations.

 

As an impact investing intermediary, SVX acknowledges the pressing need to adhere to international standards encompassing human rights, labour, environmental sustainability, gender equality, racial equity, Indigenous reconciliation, financial integrity, and transparency. 

Our commitment is to operate in a fashion that aligns with these standards, striving for continuous enhancement of our practices to mitigate any adverse impact on stakeholders and the environment. Please see here for our Impact Index+ Issuer Code of Conduct.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to submit my information?

The submission process for the database should only take a few minutes. In order to be considered for Impact Index+, we estimate it will take up to 30 minutes to submit your information and documentation if it is already accessible and complete.

What is the pricing structure for the SVX 3.0 platform?

There is no access fee or listing fee for issuers. Further, SVX does not take a percentage of the capital raised. The basic platform information will be available to all users. However, there will be a tiered subscription fee for investors to access detailed information and documentation. Further, investors can request due diligence and will be charged a flat fee for service

What impact standards are used in the selection criteria for Impact Index+?

It is important that issuers apply an impact standard to demonstrate their impact. Issuers have the flexibility to leverage various best-practice third-party impact certifications, impact principles, or impact assessment tools as standards to guide their organizational impact. The following list presents a comprehensive, though not exhaustive, compilation of these standards. See it here.

In the interest of standardization and comparability among issuers, we have subdivided the list into “Core” and “Non-Core” categories. Issuers are encouraged to share additional standards for evaluation by the Impact Index+ Advisors and the operating team.

How many products on the platform?

There will be an estimated 200+ impact investing products on the platform when we launch in January 2024.

How many products will be considered for Impact Index+?

There is no limit to the number of products that will be considered for Impact Index+. Based on current trends, we would estimate between 20-30 products will meet the Impact Index+ criteria by January 2024.

What if I am not ready for investment?

SVX offers investment readiness services for organizations, intermediaries, and governments seeking to develop impact investing funds, bonds, outcomes financing tools, and other innovative financing products. Please get in touch with us at info@svx.ca to arrange a conversation or to get more information.

Are you looking for ventures?

At this time, we are not seeking direct venture equity (e.g. common shares or preferred shares) in individual, for-profit enterprises for the database or Impact Index+. However, we would consider individual nonprofit organizations seeking debt financing for projects, outcomes financing tools, or real estate that met our criteria. Further, we are also open to other equity opportunities such as GP/LP structures.

Got other questions? Check out our information webinar or email us at questions@svx.ca.

Documentation Requirements
  1. Incorporation document(s)
  2. Financial statements (audited, reviewed, or NTR)Âą
  3. Offering document(s)
  4. Pro-forma financial projections/budget
  5. Impact standard or commitment

ÂąIf historical statements are available.

“How do I sign-up and set up an offering on the SVX Impact Index?”

 

Thank you for your interest in listing an offering on the SVX Platform. Please click on the button below to navigate to the site.

Sign-up Process

 

Once you are on the site, if you do not already have an account, use the ‘sign up’ button on the top right corner and select the option to ‘Sign up as an Issuer’. 

After completing the registration form, you will receive an email requesting account verification. Please complete this step to gain access to your SVX account.

Offering Set Up

 

Once you are ready to set up your offering, navigate to the ‘Offerings’ tab in your dashboard and click “Create Offering” to start. 

You will be guided through a form to first set up basic details about the offering.

The next section will require you to fill out some information about the offering type.

Once completed, the next section will prompt you to fill out details about the offering providing an overview, any additional details, location, and any images you would like to upload.

Lastly, you have the option to add team members to be displayed on your offering before submitting it for approval.

During the development of your offering, you have the option to save the offering as a draft and edit it as needed before you officially submit the offering to the SVX team for review and approval.

Ready to put yourself on the impact map?

 

Click on the button below and submit your offering today.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at platformsupport@svx.ca.