Our approach

We are impact investors, investing for profit with a purpose and leveraging the full strength of TELUS to generate financial returns and impact at scale.
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Supporting social impact at TELUS

The TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good enables TELUS to expand its commitment to social capitalism by supporting transformative solutions at an early stage with capital and added value. The fund draws on TELUS’ long-standing commitment to the community, ranging from the TELUS Community Boards and TELUS Friendly Future Foundation®, and efforts to improve health and agricultural outcomes through TELUS Health and TELUS Agriculture.
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How the fund works

We are an impact fund that invests in early-stage startups.

We are impact investors

We find solutions that meaningfully address social and environmental issues. Our team will assess opportunities based on potential to generate financial and measurable impact returns. We work with our portfolio of startups to help meet the evolving needs of our communities and planet.
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We are strategic investors

We provide more than just money. We roll up our sleeves and leverage TELUS’ broad network and diverse expertise to help mission-driven founders scale financial impact returns.
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Our investment criteria

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We invest in companies across all stages. We look for evidence of product-market fit and traction.
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We can invest globally, while also considering how a company can create an impact in Canada.
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We invest in profit-with-purpose companies that can create meaningful and measurable impact in at least one of our four impact pillars.
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TELUS additionality
We aim to be actively involved with our portfolio, leveraging TELUS’ wide network of expertise and contacts to support a company’s growth.
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Mission aligned founders
We seek founders from diverse backgrounds with a deep passion and understanding of problems they’re trying to solve.
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Leveraging technology
We look for startups that use technology, are scalable and have a pathway to strong financial returns.

Advancing impact investing


Canadian Venture Capital Private Equity Association
Global Impact Investing Network
Impact Capital Managers


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Gener8tor Sustainability

TELUS Recognitions and awards

Global Compact Network Canada’s SDG Accelerator Award

Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada

Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index

Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Corporate Knights: 2021 Global 100

Wall Street Journal Top 100

Foresight Canada’s B.C. Cleantech Awards for Funder of the Year Award

Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards for Social Impact Investing Finalist

Agri Investor for Impact Investor of the Year Finalist
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