Bill Young

Social Capital Partners

Toronto, ON

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With all the pressing societal and environmental issues we are facing, the world needs to foster and support more social entrepreneurs who devote their lives and careers to finding scalable solutions. Ashoka has an impressive long-term track record of doing just that, which is why I am happy to lend my support.

Bill founded Social Capital Partners in 2001, and has been one of the leading voices in promoting social finance in Canada. He also sits on a variety of boards and advisory boards for social enterprises and community organizations. Bill previously spent 20 years in the private sector, primarily as CEO of Hamilton Computers and Optel Communications Corp (later Axxent). He holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and is a Chartered Accountant. In 2013, Bill was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada for his achievements as a social entrepreneur and philanthropist.