Joel Solomon

Renewal Funds Chair and Co-Author of The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism 


Joel Solomon is Co-Founder and Chair of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest mission venture capital firm at $98m, investing in Organics and EnviroTech.

Joel led an innovative “activist family office” strategy with Carol Newell, Principal, for 14 years, deploying $70m+ in an integrated capital strategy for social and cultural change in the Vancouver, BC, Canada, region.

He is a Senior Advisor with RSF Social Finance and Co-Producer of their Integrated Capital Fellowship (ICF), a 2012 TEDxVancouver Speaker, a Founding Member of Social Venture Network (SVN), Business for Social Responsibility, the Tides Canada Foundation, Board Chair of Hollyhock and serves on the University of British Columbia Board of Governors.

Joel is also Co-Author of The Clean Money Revolution with Tyee Bridge, a call to action to move trillions of dollars from damage to regeneration.

Neeraj Jain

Principal at Neemtree Investments Inc.

Neeraj Jain

Neeraj Jain is an active volunteer, an adventurer and a businessman with a passion for the environment. He is an electrical engineer with an MBA from the Rotman School of Management. He’s happily married and uses the principles of positive psychology in raising his children.

Neeraj worked in aerospace and high-tech prior to starting Avnan Electro Inc.. Avnan was on the Profit 100 Fastest Growing Companies list for three years in a row. After exiting Avnan, Neeraj has been involved in various start-ups, the purchase and sale of businesses, and has experience in all aspects of running an entrepreneurial business. He is also an active Real Estate and Angel investor.

Neeraj loves adventure; he’s flown a helicopter, sand tobogganed down an active volcano, participated in Burning Man and climbed to Machu Picchu. His dream is to go on an eating tour of the world, where he could go from place to place eating local foods, (the kind you don’t find in a restaurant). Contact him if you have ideas for new and exciting adventures!