In this episode of Impact Conversations, Bill Young, the founder of Social Capital Partners, joins Lynn to talk about creating impact in systems. Bill’s extensive business experience and social enterprise successes have given him some important insights about learning through experimentation, pivoting as ideas and opportunities present themselves, and trusting in management teams and their Theories of Change.
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.