The Partners and Sponsors of the Hollyhock Leadership Series provide critical support to ensure the success of these Conferences. Our Sponsors help increase representation from all sectors at each of our Conferences by supporting our Scholarship fund. If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, please reach out to us. You can read more about Sponsorship opportunities here.

We are thankful to our 2019 sponsors:



Hollyhock, Canada’s Lifelong Leadership Learning Centre, offers an array of educational programs, welcomes holiday guests and day visitors, and rents its facilities for conferences and private gatherings. From April through November, this unique West Coast ocean-side paradise attracts program and conference participants from around the world. Guests come to learn, develop skills, further professional networks, enliven artistic expression, deepen personal practice, and relax and recharge in a setting of spectacular natural beauty.

Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish and support people who are making the world better. Organic garden inspired cuisine and cozy accommodations augment abundant opportunities for learning, exploration and discovery. Learn more about us at


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Vancity Credit Union was established over 65 years ago, by a dozen individuals
to provide financial services to themselves, when the banks considered the east side of Vancouver unbankable. Since then, our financial co-operative has grown to be the largest credit union in English-speaking Canada, with more than $18 billion in members’ assets. We serve 500,000+ members through a branch system throughout Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Squamish and Victoria. Vancity embraces financial, environmental, and social sustainability, and is proud to use the co-op business model. We are also proud to be a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, an independent network of the world’s leading sustainable banks sharing the commitment to achieving triple bottom-line impact through responsible banking practices. Visit


Social Venture Network

Social Venture Network inspires a community of business and social leaders to build a just economy and sustainable planet. SVN works to achieve this mission by: providing forums, information, and initiatives that enable leaders to work together to transform the way the world does business; sharing best practices and resources that help companies generate healthy profits and serve the common good; and supporting a diverse community of leaders who can affect positive social change through business. Visit




We are Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. Our mission is to help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and indirect financing, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. Through our subsidiary—BDC Capital, we also offer a full spectrum of specialized financing, including venture capital, equity as well as growth and business transition capital. A Certified B Corp. Visit


Genus Capital Management Inc.

It’s a new world with new possibilities, where change and complexity are both accelerating. Over the decades, globalization has expanded and we’ve experienced an information explosion. Genus has always taken a global perspective and been a leader in leveraging data technology to gain investment insights. We continually evaluate global investment markets quickly and efficiently to look for hidden opportunities and better manage risk. We are champions of innovation, always looking to the future to provide our clients with improved solutions and better ways to invest. Visit to learn more.

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Joel & Dana Solomon Fund

Joel & Dana Solomon Fund

Phil Straus

Phil Straus


Fairware helps you to better engage your customers, employees and partners while reducing impacts on the world through the creation of sustainable, custom branded products. We ensure your promotional merchandise helps tell your story and animate your brand. Fairware’s mission is to change the world through the simple act of buying. We’re committed change makers and we’re serious about sustainability. Visit


Horizon Distributors

For nearly forty years, Horizon Distributors has been a market leader in partnering with retailers throughout Western Canada to supply premium organic, natural and specialty products in the dry, fresh and frozen categories. More than 5,000 SKUs offer a broad range of the types of healthy alternatives consumers are looking for on their local grocery shelves. Visit



Junxion has spent twenty years supporting mission-minded founders, pioneers of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, non-profit executives and philanthropists. From offices in Vancouver and London, they’re working with leaders and leading thinkers in responsible business and the social sector, advising on strategy, branding, CSR and marketing. They’ll Shift Your Thinking™ about what your enterprise can achieve. Learn more at


Renewal Funds

Renewal Funds invests mission venture capital in early-growth stage organic and natural food, green products and environmental and social innovation companies to create diversified portfolios. We believe that the way we are collectively living on this planet is unsustainable and that by supporting companies that empower consumers, businesses and governments to make more resilient choices we can create significant social, environmental and financial return. We are a founding B-Corp, GIIRs rated and a 1% for the Planet member. Visit


Tides Canada

Tides Canada unites a diverse community of change makers, both donors and doers, dedicated to leading and supporting actions that foster a healthy environment and just Canadian society. Together, we work to build uncommon solutions for the common good. In collaboration with individual and institutional donors and diverse grantees, Tides Canada Foundation leverages philanthropy to strategically advance solutions to complex social and environmental issues. The Tides Canada Initiatives shared platform powers over 40 dynamic social change projects ranging from neighbourhood-scale community initiatives through to national conservation efforts. Visit


Sauder Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing
Sauder School of Business

Sauder School of Business

Bullfrog Power

We’re proud to say that SVI Vancouver 2017 is bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity. What does this mean? Bullfrog Power’s generators put clean, pollution-free electricity onto the grid to match the amount of electricity this event uses. Through the agreement, we are reducing the event’s environmental impact, and helping to create a cleaner, healthier environment. For more information on Bullfrog’s green energy, visit

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