Thank you to each of you who joined us for the 2012 Social Finance Forum: Measuring up.
The conference webcast is now available for online viewing! You can access the webcast here and please refer to the table of contents to find the session or keynote presentation that you are looking for.
We look forward to seeing you again next year! Please view the highlights reel below:
Featuring keynote addresses by recognized leaders from both Canada and the international stage, the fifth annual Social Finance Forum embraced the theme of “measuring up.”
It examined the opportunities and challenges surrounding impact measurement, while exploring what makes a good deal and how existing market opportunities measure up.
|Announcing 2012 Keynote speakers|
|Gordon M. Nixon
President and CEO
Nonprofit Finance Fund
- Ted Anderson, Director, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
- Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund
- Andrew Broderick, Vice President, Community Investment, Vancity
- Arlene Dickinson, CEO, Venture Communications
- Bart Houlahan, Co-Founder, B Lab
- Jeremy Nicholls, CEO, the SROI Network
- Gordon M. Nixon, President and CEO, RBC
- Gayle Peterson, Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
- Sherri Torjman, Vice President, Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Date: November 8 and 9, 2012
101 College Street, Toronto, ON
The Canadian impact investing ecosystem has gained unprecedented momentum in the past year. We’ve seen the emergence of new investment opportunities, investors and intermediaries, and the expansion of professional services focused on social enterprise development. Simultaneously, a growing number of not-for-profit organizations, charities and for-profit social ventures are integrating social finance tools and principles into their activities and missions, generating opportunities to effectively mobilize private capital for public good.
As momentum continues to build, there are a number of key questions that need to be addressed: What is impact? How is impact measured? How should we value impact? What is a good deal? Who is impacted?
Impact measurement is crucial for demonstrating the value of an impact investment and will be an important tool for maintaining the integrity of the sector as investing with impact continues to flourish.
About the Social Finance Forum
The annual Social Finance Forum drives the development of the impact investment marketplace in Canada by convening players from across sectors to collectively address key concepts and issues that are central to the field. The conference will feature investment pitch sessions from social ventures alongside solution-focused and skill-building workshops.
Keynote addresses by recognized leaders from both Canada and the international stage will profile the current trends and challenges within the impact investing industry. Attendees will walk away with practical tools and implementation support, as well as cutting-edge models that will catalyze the exchange of capital and inspire new ideas.
Whether you’re new to impact investing or an experienced practitioner, the Social Finance Forum is your place to connect with others and move your ideas and initiatives forward. You will meet peers in your field and across an array of sectors from Main Street to Bay Street.
Who will you connect with?
Many of Canada’s leading decision-makers and thought leaders from across sectors will attend the Social Finance Forum, including:
- funds, foundations and private investors;
- non-profits, co-operatives and social enterprises;
- finance professionals;
- representatives from government;
- professional service providers; and
- impact measurement and valuation practitioners.