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WEDNESDAY

November 7

12:45 – 4:45 p.m. IMPACT INVESTING 101 FOR ACCREDITED INVESTORS
With Richard Muller (Toniic), Marc Van Den Berg (DBL Partners) and Bill Young (Social Capital Partners)


1:00 – 4:45 p.m. IMPACT INVESTING 101 FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
With Leeat Gellis (Grand Challenges Canada), Jonathan Hera (Marigold Capital), Kia Kavoosi (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing), Amanda Minuk (Bmeaningful), Ava-Dayna Sefa (Generation Capital) and Ammara Shirazi (Purpose Capital)


5:00 – 5:10 p.m. WELCOMING REMARKS
With Jay-Ann Gilfoy (Vancity Community Investment Bank) and Muska Ulhaq (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing)


5:10 – 6:10 p.m. OPENING PANEL: EMBEDDING RECONCILIATION IN SOCIAL FINANCE


6:15 – 8:15 p.m. OPENING RECEPTION

THURSDAY

November 8

9:00 – 9:05 a.m. OPENING REMARKS
Adam Jagelewski (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing)


9:05 – 9:15 a.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS
To be announced


9:15 – 10:00 a.m. THE BUSINESS OF BENEVOLENT BEHAVIOUR: A BLESSING OR BAD NEWS?
With Michael Baldinger (UBS Asset Management) and Marcia Moffat (BlackRock Canada)


10:00 – 11:00 a.m. FROM MARGINALIZED TO MAINSTREAM: HOW SOCIAL FINANCE CAN SUPPORT UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
With Rodney Foxworth (BALLE), Jenn Pryce (Calvert Impact Capital) and Sonal Shah (The Beeck Center at Georgetown University)


12:15 – 12:30 p.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS: EXPANDING THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY
With Paul Lamontagne (FinDev Canada)


12:30 – 1:30 p.m. GLOBAL PROBLEMS, CANADIAN SOLUTIONS
With Stephanie Emond (FINCA Canada), Paul Lamontagne (FinDev Canada), Stephen Nairne (AHL Venture Partners) and Jason Sukhram (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing)


1:30 – 2:30 p.m. THE RIGHT ROLE FOR A PUBLIC SOCIAL FINANCE FUND
With Jay-Ann Gilfoy (Vancity Community Investment Bank), Sheldon Pollett (Choices for Youth), Ilse Treurnicht (Scientist, Finance and Innovation Executive) and Kate Wolford (McKnight Foundation)


2:30 – 3:30 p.m. FOUNDATIONAL MYTHS: WHAT’S HOLDING BACK IMPACT PORTFOLIOS
With Andrew Chunilall (Community Foundations of Canada), Jaymin Kim (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing), Andrea Nemtin (Purpose Capital) and Kate Wolford (McKnight Foundation)


3:45 – 4:45 p.m. WINNING OVER WEALTH MANAGERS


3:45 – 4:45 p.m. DIVERSITY IN IMPACT INVESTING: NEW MARKETS AND GENDER EQUALITY


3:45 – 4:45 p.m. PUTTING PENSION FUNDS TO WORK


3:45 – 4:45 p.m. THE CRYPTO-WORLD: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SOCIAL IMPACT?


4:50 – 5:50 p.m. CHOOSE YOUR OWN IMPACT ADVENTURE: RETAIL INVESTING


4:50 – 5:50 p.m. IDEAS & EVIDENCE: USING LABS TO DRIVE OUTCOMES


4:50 – 5:50 p.m. AI FOR IMPACT INVESTING: COULD SMART MACHINES SOLVE THE IMPACT MEASUREMENT EQUATION?

FRIDAY

November 9

9:05 – 10:05 a.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS
To be announced


9:15 – 10:00 a.m. FIRESIDE CHAT
With Cheryl Dorsey (Echoing Green) and Daniel Overall (Trico Charitable Foundation)


10:00 – 10:30 a.m. FIRESIDE CHAT
With Upkar Arora (Purpose Capital) and Tiff Macklem (Rotman School of Management)


10:45 – 11:30 a.m. LIGHTNING TALKS: USING TECH FOR GOOD
With Tariq Fancy (Rumie Initiative), Tom Rand (ArcTern Ventures) and Eric Stephenson (Cordes Foundation)


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. IMPACT MEASUREMENT: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM OTHER SECTORS
With Rodney Ghali (Privy Council Office), James Haga (Engineers Without Borders Canada) and Karim Harji (The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation)


1:30 – 2:30 p.m. FAMILY OFFICES AND IMPACT: WHERE TO START?


1:30 – 2:30 p.m. IS MEASURING IMPACT GOOD FOR BUSINESS? CASE STUDIES


1:30 – 2:30 p.m. HIGH TECH IN THE HIGH ARCTIC: CLEAN ENERGY IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES


2:45 – 3:45 p.m. VOTE FOR ACTION: TAKING IMPACT INVESTING MASS MARKET


2:45 – 3:45 p.m. IMPACT INVESTING THROUGH AN INDIGENOUS LENS


2:45 – 3:45 p.m. STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU: THE ROLE OF INTERMEDIARIES IN SCALING IMPACT

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