Karim Harji

Purpose Capital |
Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations across Canada

Karim Harji is a co-founder and partner at Purpose Capital, where he advises investors on how to align their investment strategies with their social impact objectives. 

Karim leads the firm’s research practice, which helps investors and their advisors to understand the key trends, issues, and opportunities around impact investing. He is the co-author of Accelerating Impact: Achievements, Challenges and What's Next in Building the Impact Investing Industry, a comprehensive scan of the impact investment industry’s evolution commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation. He has published several industry reports, including a nationwide study on the issues and opportunities for social finance as perceived by the Canadian financial sector. 

Karim teaches social entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Applied Engineering at the University of Toronto, and is a Senior Research Associate at the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation at Carleton University. He co-founded, the leading website on social finance and impact investing in Canada. Karim holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Carleton University, and serves on the Boards of the Social Investment Organization, Small Change Fund, and Canada Helps.

Previous Social Finance clients include:

  • TD Bank Group
  • RBC
  • E.T. Jackson and Associates & The Rockefeller Foundation