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about us

Business is good for social change. Social change is good for business.
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Mission

To build profitable social enterprises.

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Vision

Helping to solve social issues on a global level by contributing to a world in which business success and social change are indivisible.

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Value

A commitment to being creative, passionate, courageous and bold.

About Impakt

Why We're Here

Located in Toronto, Paul Klein founded Impakt in 2001 with the belief that corporations and civil society organizations should have a compelling social purpose. To truly measure the successes therein, he felt that initiatives in this area must be evaluated in terms of business results and social outcomes. Moving forward 15 years, corporate social responsibility and shared value have become defining characteristics of business worldwide. With corporations themselves now finding greater purpose, bettering not only their bottom lines but the communities in which they operate, Impakt has established itself as a pioneer. Regionally, nationally, globally – we recognize that corporate growth and social responsibility can indeed work hand in hand. As a thought leader and practitioner in a field that is re-defining what it means to be successful in business, we have proudly stood at the vanguard of the ever changing definition of effectiveness within civil society.

Our Team

Meet the Impakt Team
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Paul Klein
President and Founder

Paul is an internationally respected authority on the social purpose of corporations and civil society organizations. Paul has helped global corporations and leading non-profit organizations to understand and profit from their social purpose.

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Julie-Anne Starling
Project Manager

Julie-Anne is a graduate of McGill University, with a major in Sociology and a double minor in Psychology and Communications. Currently, she’s completing a certificate at the Ontario College of Art and Design to complement her strong interest in communications

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Olivia Larkin
Project Manager

Olivia brings to Impakt a passion for social change stemming from a combination of her compelling university studies and her incredible experiences volunteering with various projects. Olivia is a graduate of the University of King’s College

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Our Services

What We Do Best
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Corporations

We work with corporations to maximize business investments in social change.

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Non-Profit

We work with non-profits to improve social change outcomes.

Social Purpose Leaders

Understand and communicate clients’ value as social purpose leaders

Programs

Develop proprietary social purpose programs

Partnerships

Build shared value partnerships between non-profits and corporations

Social Enterprises

Identify opportunities to create innovative social enterprises

Measure & Evaluate

Develop tools to measure and evaluate program performance and impact

Alignment

Help non-profits better align social programs with corporate funding priorities

Recent Projects

Making an Impakt

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Recent Projects
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Recent Projects
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Blog

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  • kahve-620
    Jan152016

    The Social Enterprise – A New Way To Make a Change

    The shifting focus towards social enterprises is a major trend in the social change space.   There is an increasing recognition that the way things are currently being done isn’t really working

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    Jan062016

    HireUp Featured in Strategy Magazine

    A job board for homeless youth Impakt, Home Depot and Workopolis partner to create a long-term solution to youth homelessness.   Social responsibility agency and B Corp. Impakt has partnered with

  • dinosaur620
    Jan062016

    Is Corporate Social Responsibility Extinct?

    We love the article below, which highlights how doing good is becoming indivisible from business activities. CSR no longer exists in the way it used to. CSR, as it has been known, is an extension of a

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