Joel is Co-Founder and Chair of Renewal Funds, Canada's largest mission venture capital firm, with $98m under management. Renewal Funds invests in Organics and Envirotech.
With Founder and Funder, Carol Newell, Joel spent 16 years 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 $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 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 Co-Producer of their Integrated Capital Fellows 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.