Business is good for social change. Social change is good for business.
To help corporations and non-profit organizations profit from social innovation.
Helping to solve social issues on a global level by contributing to a world in which business success and social change are indivisible.
A commitment to being creative, passionate, courageous and bold.
Why We're Here
We believe that there is an urgent need to solve social problems in a way that engages leaders in all sectors. Incremental change has simply not been good enough and lasting solutions will depend on disruptive social innovation. We also believe that a global perspective that takes into account best practices and failures is essential. Since 2001, Impakt has experienced the changing context of social change and also helped to shape the future in this area. Perhaps our most important learning is that there are no off the shelf solutions for meaningful change and that the best ideas often come from the people for whom the people, policies and programs of organizations are intended to serve. 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.
Meet the Impakt Team
The Impakt Team is a group of experienced individuals from a variety of disciplines who work collaboratively to engage and facilitate socially responsible projects. This wealth of knowledge creates the foundation for forming social purpose leadership. Our team presents and champions the level of critical thinking and flexibility necessary for the 21st century, with unprecedented expertise.
We work with corporations to maximize business investments in social change.
We work with non-profits to improve social change outcomes.
Impakt’s work is informed by the members of our Global Advisory Council who provide academic and practical perspectives on innovation at the intersection of business and social change, share best practices and research and expand our reach beyond our boarders.
Impakt Founder and CEO Paul Klein Paul has written extensively about the intersection of business and social change was included in the Globe and Mail’s Leading Thinkers Series and serves on the Advisory Council of the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business at the Schulich School of Business.
People with Impakt
Our clients have access to some of the most experienced and respected leaders in the arena of social innovation. Our Senior Advisors have experience in the corporate and non-profit sector and in a range of interrelated disciplines that we believe are essential.
We have helped leading corporations to articulate their social purpose and increase the value of their investments in social change. We have also helped many leading non-profit organizations to understand their social purpose and improve their impact.
Through our Global Advisory Council and Senior Advisors we are able to help our clients reach and engage corporate, non-profit and government stakeholders at the highest level.
Impakt helped us realize the uniqueness of our work. They helped us look at ways we define the impact our work and how it benefits women with cancer and their families.
- Sherry Abbott, Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation
We appreciated Impakt’s commitment to working directly with us, providing clear and sage advice, and delivering results in a timely way. The combined strength of strategy development and hands on support for execution was a powerful combination.
- Louise Logan, Parachute
Impakt removes the line between insider and outsider by quickly and sensitively understanding our issues (and limitations). Impakt was genuinely interested in helping us develop and shape our progress in a way that was beneficial to our entire organization.
- Leslie Quinton, SNC-Lavalin
Impakt is diligent and transparent. Interested in dialogue and creative in developing solutions. They are a safe pair of hands. Most other organizations lack depth and insight so solutions tend to be generic.
- Mide Akerewusi, Pathways to Education Canada
This trusting and transparent environment has allowed us to develop and evolve projects in a collaborative spirit and has ultimately led to a much deeper understanding of our social purpose. The passion and commitment of the Impakt team to see a project through to conclusion and ensure that they have added value is outstanding.
- Cathy Loblaw, Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada