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Resource Tags: Speakers 2019

Bill Young

Bill Young is the founder of Social Capital Partners (SCP), an innovative non-profit, social finance company started in 2001. Throughout its history SCP has facilitated thousands of jobs for people who face employment barriers through social enterprise and the private sector by linking community hiring to attractive financing. Before founding SCP, Bill worked in the […]

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Dan Wicklum

Dr. Wicklum has 25 years of experience managing research, driving innovation and fostering collaboration in and among industry, government, academia and civil society. He was CEO of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance, Executive Director of the Canadian Forest Innovation Council, and has served a senior manager at Environment and Climate Change Canada and Natural Resources […]

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Anne-Marie Vettorel

Anne-Marie Vettorel is a marketing associate at Origin Capital and host of the Good Money podcast. Her previous multimedia work has been featured in the Globe and Mail, Investment Executive, MSN and other news and finance publications. She is based in Cuenca, Ecuador.

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Dr. Gavin Armstrong

Founder and CEO, Lucky Iron Fish

Dr. Gavin Armstrong is a committed impact entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise, a social enterprise dedicated to eradicating iron deficiency around the world. He was a Fulbright scholar at Auburn University and was awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2016. In 2017 he received the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian […]

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Jonathan Hera

Managing Partner, Marigold Capital

Jonathan is the Managing Partner of Marigold Capital, whose mission is to modernise traditional financial systems that support entrepreneurs to serve the needs of their clients and improve the social condition of their communities while ensuring a sound return on investment. Marigold believes that finance can be used as a tool for social change, shifting […]

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Abigail Slater

General Partner, Marigold Capital

Abigail has over 20 years of experience in concept development and creative strategic thinking, developing, executing, and managing start-up foodservice operations. As General Partner of Marigold Capital Fund, a private impact investment fund focused on gender lens investing, she is working to change the way capital is allocated and distributed. In addition to mentoring and […]

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Upkar Arora

CEO, Rally Assets Inc.

Upkar is CEO of Rally Assets Inc., an impact advisory and investment firm. Over the past ten years Upkar has worked on using business as a force for good and helped fuel the movement of capital to investments designed to deliver financial return and measurable impact to address social and environmental issues. Upkar previously founded […]

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Mike Miller


Mike recently retired after three decades as Global Head of Equities and Research at BMO Capital Markets in Toronto. He now teaches several courses at McMaster University’s DeGroote MBA School, including a course in sustainable and social finance. He has led the Leadership Giving Campaign at Halton and Hamilton United Way for the past 3 […]

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John Cook

President, Greenchip Financial Corp.

John is an investment management executive, entrepreneur and registered portfolio manager.He co-founded Greenchip Financial Corporation in 2007 and is currently President and CEO. Prior to Greenchip, John was President of the MaRS Discovery District, where he led corporate development and strategy from 2001-2005. John has also held executive positions at AIM Funds Management Inc. and […]

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Lars Boggild

Account Manager, Vancity Community Investment Bank

Lars is a creative thinker working at the intersection of finance and social change. In his current role, he identifies new business relationships for Vancity Community Investment Bank, Canada’s first bank dedicated to social and environmental impact. Previously, Lars worked at Purpose Capital, leading impact investing advisory projects for asset owners seeking to deploy more […]

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