Designing Social Value Architecture for Social Ventures

Tyze Personal Networks Ltd. ( is a for-profit, social venture business interested in designing infrastructure that supports its dual goal of achieving social and economic value. In partnership with Vancity Savings Credit Union, Tyze would like to continue to explore a variety of potential avenues identified in the initial phase of research to support its mandate, including the legal implementation of changes to its constating documents, as well as the development of a consensus-driven statement of objectives and annual benefit report. Vancity is also interested in exploring cooperative ownerships and providing their constituents with the pros and cons of for-profit, non-profit, and cooperative ownership structures as they relate to social ventures, including the ability to raise capital within the for-profit (equity, common shares, etc.), non-profit (specialized loans and grants), and cooperative structures (co-op shares, various types). 

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Janis Sarra


Carol Liao


Tyze Personal Networks Ltd.




Finance, insurance and business


University of British Columbia



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