Our Clients

Sleeping Lion’s clients include businesses, nonprofits, governments and community groups with varied missions: sustainable economic development, social finance,energy efficiency, agriculture, workforce development, offender reentry, housing, renewable energy and forestry.

Since its establishment in Ottawa, Ontario in early 2012, our clients have included:

  • Canadian Centre for International Justice – social enterprise business planning
  • Castanea Foundation – due diligence on mission-related investments
  • Causeway Work Centre – social enterprise feasibility study
  • CERF+ – financial projections and planning
  • CIC – Citizenship and Immigration Canada – social finance research
  • CSED – multiple projects including implementing the organization’s SEDF2.0 UNCAPPED social financing program; initiation of social enterprise clusters in food and reuse/recycling; coaching and business planning with Ottawa Branch of Canadian Association of Mental Health, Just Food and MarketMobile and Social Enterprise Needs Survey
  • Community Forward Fund – collaborate on delivery of Money, Mission, Strategy educational clinic
  • Efficiency Vermont – advising on a variety of energy efficiency financing programs
  • Energy Co-op of Vermont – business planning for expanded services
  • ESDC – variety of engagements focused on enhancing the potential for social enterprise and social finance
  • Farm to School programs – business planning
  • High Meadows Fund
  • League of Conservation Voters – financial management training
  • MarketMobile – Business and sustainability planning
  • Regulatory Assistance Project – report on Best Practices for energy efficiency
  • Sustainable Rural Regenerative Enterprises for Families
  • Two Countries, One Forest and Staying Connected Initiative
  • Tucker House – feasibility study for future use of the property
  • Vermont Community Foundation – due diligence on mission-related investments and creation of social impact metrics and report
  • Vermont Housing Finance Agency – customer service evaluation of multifamily housing program
  • Vermont Organic Farmers – development of a revised pricing and business model
  • VSJF Flexible Capital Fund – development and annual preparation of social impact report
  • Working Lands Enterprise Initiative – research and recommendations on innovative financing tools

The same Principal, Nancy Wasserman, operated Sleeping Lion Associates Inc. in Vermont from 1999 until the end of 2011.   Clients there included:yellowflower

  • Beeken/Parsons
  • Biomass Energy Resource Center
  • Brattleboro Area Community Land Trust
  • Burlington Housing Authority
  • Catalyst Financial
  • Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District
  • Community Hydro
  • CERF+
  • Efficiency Vermont
  • High Mowing Seeds
  • Intervale Foundation
  • Job Start Program
  • Kimbell, Sherman & Ellis
  • Pride of Vermont
  • Regulatory Assistance Project
  • US Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund
  • Vermont Butter and Cheese Company
  • Vermont Department of Agriculture
  • Vermont Compost Company
  • Vermont Community Access Media
  • Vermont Community Foundation
  • Vermont Department of Corrections
  • Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
  • Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Vermont Maple Sugarmakers Association
  • Vermont Quality Meats
  • Vermont State Auditor
  • Vermont Works for Women