Put purpose in your portfolio
November 6-8, 2019
Why seek only financial gain, when smart investments can do so much more? Smart investments can tackle social problems, unlock new clean technologies and open the door to an economy with impact.
The Social Finance Forum is Canada’s leading event for those who believe profits can be paired with purpose.
Now in its 12th year, the Forum attracts more than 500 investors, entrepreneurs, finance professionals, charity leaders and public service visionaries who are reshaping markets and ensuring that every dollar makes a difference.
days of programming
Four streams, each featuring high-profile thought leaders, disruptive entrepreneurs and groundbreaking ideas.
SOCIAL FINANCE AT THE GRASSROOTS
Explore how social finance connects to people and empowers communities through bottom-up and place-based models.
FINDING THE RIGHT TRANSACTION
Impact investing is a rapidly growing market – opportunities are plentiful, but the rules are complex. Join us to learn how you can get involved. Investors will be empowered with knowledge and insights to navigate this expanding field.
Learn about the latest innovations in measurement and valuation for risk-return-impact. You’ll come away with tools, case studies and lessons for quantifying the good being created.
TECH FOR GOOD
Discover the entrepreneurs and technologies that are accelerating our progress toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Canada and abroad.
Liesel Pritzker Simmons
Co-founder & Principal, Blue Haven Initiative
Liesel Pritzker Simmons is co-founder and principal of Blue Haven Initiative, where she oversees, as an investment strategist, a portfolio focused on holdings that generate competitive financial returns and address social and environmental challenges. The portfolio spans asset classes, from traditional equities and direct investments to philanthropic programs. In addition to working closely with entrepreneurs, […]
Co-founder & Principal, Blue Haven Initiative
Ian Simmons is co-founder and principal of Blue Haven Initiative, where he oversees a portfolio focused on investments that generate competitive financial returns and address social and environmental challenges. A champion and practitioner of impact investing for two decades, he is particularly passionate about pursuing solutions to complex challenges, such as clean energy and affordable […]
Author, Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change
Morgan Simon has close to two decades of experience making finance a tool for social justice. She has influenced over $150 billion and is a regularly sought out expert on impact investing. Her book, Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change, has been featured everywhere from Harvard Business School to the United Nations. She […]
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Dominic Barton is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company and served as global managing partner from 2009 to 2018. He serves as chairman of Teck Resources and as non-executive director at Singtel (Singapore) and Investor AB (Sweden). Dominic is also a board member of the Olayan Group, a family-owned company, and chancellor of the […]
+ many more to be announced!
Who you'll meet at Social Finance Forum
Major banks, investment funds & angel investors
Global thought leaders
Government representatives & educators
What people are saying
Social Finance Forum was a perfect opportunity to meet and chat with folks in the industry. I always love the energy of the event.Jory Cohen, Director of Social Finance & Investment Inspirit Foundation
So great to see Social Finance Forum was so well attended – and there were lots of new faces.Bill Young Social Capital Partners
The Social Finance Forum provided me the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded individuals with whom I could explore my passion and ideas. I met truly remarkable individuals and landed my current job with Corporate Knights after sharing research I did during my master's degree with their CEO.Maury Rubin Corporate Knights
The Social Finance Forum brought together the best and brightest from Canada and beyond. The format was just right to hear relevant content while also making many useful connections.Benjamin Overton Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Social Finance Forum is a great event with lots of great people and conversations!Serge LeVert-Chiasson, Senior Partner, Managing Director of Operations & CCO Sarona Asset Management
The Social Finance Forum was expertly executed. I was extremely impressed with the quality of content, the venue, the hospitality and attention to detail. To all involved, well done!Machelle Denison Strong Start® Charitable Organization
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