An impact-focused community that understands your drive to do good.

Kick-start your journey in social impact with the HSBC Social Innovation Academy.

You already know that environmental and social issues matter to you.

Our programs help you hone your skills, virtually, and put them to use on projects with purpose-driven organizations, in real life.

OUR PROGRAMS

Fellowship Program

September - April

Learn with Us

Our Fellowship Program focuses on developing core skills and knowledge for a career in social innovation and social finance.
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Analyst Program

May - August

Work with Us

Our Summer Analyst program places you in internships across the country with social innovation organizations such as impact investment funds, incubators, accelerators.
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CAREER MAPS

Career paths in impact of all shapes and sizes.
CAREER MAPS

IMPACT GUIDES

Discover the role of impact in finance, research, and design sectors.
IMPACT GUIDES

INTERVIEW GUIDES

Questions and reflections shared by experts and hiring managers.
INTERVIEW GUIDES

ENCYCLOPEDIA

Learn the basics: vocabulary, concepts, and key players in Canada.
ENCYCLOPEDIA

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Those pursuing traditional careers have the benefit of knowing their next steps and how to pursue the careers they want. If you feel unsure on how to navigate the social innovation and social finance sector, you're not alone.

We can shed light on how to identify the necessary skills and knowledge needed in an impact role, and take the steps to help you find your dream job.

SOCIAL PURPOSE ORGANIZATIONS

We work with organizations of as long as they exist to advance a social, cultural, or environmental mission. ‚Äč

How big is your challenge?

BITE-SIZED

You've identified the problem and are ready to get to work. The challenge can be broken down into bite-sized tasks.

CHALLENGE / SIA FELLOWS

Challenges are 8-week projects led by SIA Fellows during the academic year. Dedicating 5-10 hours/week, Fellows are mentored by industry professionals throughout the process.
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GRAND

A business problem that needs some serious thinking. You need a fresh set of eyes to provide some creative solutions.

PROJECT / SIA ANALYSTS

Projects are supported by our full-time summer analysts. Under the guidance of social innovation experts, our analysts undertake an in-depth project with you.
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