2011 Speakers

Tonya Surman

Tonya Surman

Tonya Surman is the founding executive director of the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) which catalyzes and inspires social innovation in Toronto and around the world. Tonya is a Global Ashoka Fellow―the highest recognition in social entrepreneurship―for her innovative work … Continue reading

Tom Rand

Tom Rand

Tom Rand is Lead Advisor in the Cleantech practice at MaRS Discovery District. He founded Voice Courier Inc. (VCi) in 1991 to service the emerging interactive voice response (IVR) market. Tom led its expansion to over 100 employees in three … Continue reading


Tara Perkins

Tara Perkins is a financial services reporter with The Globe and Mail. She has been a business reporter since 2004, following a brief stint as overnight editor of globeandmail.com. She has been writing for the Globe‘s business section since the … Continue reading


Geoff Moore

Geoff Moore is a co-founder of TBC Capital. He spent the previous decade as the head of Deutsche Bank’s Canadian asset management business, and also served on the executive committee for DB Advisors in the Americas and was a member of the global … Continue reading


Judith Lipp

Judith Lipp is Executive Director (ED) of the TREC Renewable Energy Co-operative (TREC) and its recently launched sister charitable foundation, TREC Education. With TREC as an incubator, developer and administrator of community-owned renewable energy projects, Judith is in a unique … Continue reading

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Thomas Haubenreisser

Thomas Haubenreisser is Interim Managing Director for Community Power Capital as well as a principal at Invest-4-Impact. Thomas has over 25 years of experience in the financial service and management consulting sectors.  Thomas champions the advancement of impact investing through the … Continue reading


Robin Cory

Robin Cory’s professional passion lies in strengthening the capacity of non-profits and social ventures. Her work is largely centred at the intersection of business and social impact. At Social Innovation Generation (SiG), Robin was the project manager for the Canadian … Continue reading


Ilse Treurnicht

Ilse Treurnicht is CEO of MaRS Discovery District and Chair of the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance. Ilse joined MaRS in 2005 from her role as President & CEO of Primaxis Technology Ventures, a startup-stage venture capital fund. Prior … Continue reading

Deborah Doncaster

Deborah Doncaster is Executive Director of the Community Power Fund. She was the founding Executive Director of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) formed in 2001. Under Deborah’s leadership, OSEA accomplished the delivery of a Standard Offer Contract Program for … Continue reading

Ann Jackson

Ann Jackson (MBA, CFA) has worked in the investment management industry for 30 years as a financial analyst, institutional sales associate and portfolio manager.  In the past 12 years, Ann’s portfolio-manager specialization has focused on serving charities, foundations and other non-profit institutions.  As … Continue reading

Rob Nicholson

Robert Nicholson

Robert Nicholson is Managing Director in the Energy and Power Group at RBC Capital Markets. Rob’s duties include advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, strategy and capital structure, and equity and debt raising. He has been closely involved with the … Continue reading

Bill Young

Bill Young

Bill Young is founder and President of Social Capital Partners (SCP). SCP is a social finance company whose primary goal is to prove that businesses who have a financial and a social purpose can succeed at both. It provides attractive … Continue reading

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Joyce Sou

Joyce Sou is the Manager, B Corporations and Social Impact Metrics at MaRS Discovery District. Joyce spent over seven years at KPMG and worked as a Manager of Assurance Services in the Consumer Markets Group. In this position, she focused … Continue reading

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Annie Malhotra

Annie Malhotra is Project Coordinator for the Social Venture Exchange (SVX) initiative. Annie spent three years with Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. in their client service and business development and compliance departments. Most recently, she finished an internship at DreamNow, a … Continue reading

John Brouwer

John Brouwer

John Brouwer is Chief Financial Officer for Planet Bean. Recently established by John and two colleagues and owned by its employees through a worker co-operative, Planet Bean is a specialty coffee roaster in Guelph. It uses fair-trade and organic beans … Continue reading


Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle is currently Director of Corporate Strategy for TMX Group, the seventh-largest exchange group in the world and owner of Canada’s four major exchanges. Since 2002, Mr. Doyle has been responsible for developing and refining TMX Group’s corporate strategy … Continue reading


Antony Bugg-Levine
Keynote speaker

Antony Bugg-Levine is the CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund, a national nonprofit and financial intermediary dedicated to creating a well-capitalized and effective social sector.  Mr. Bugg-Levine is widely recognized as a leading figure in the emergence of the global impact … Continue reading

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Robert Peterman

Robert Peterman is currently the Head of Business Development Technology responsible for global strategy for Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) in the Technology and Renewable Power sectors. TSX and TSXV are home to over 130 Clean … Continue reading

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Kelly McCarthy

Kelly McCarthy serves as Manager for the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS). She focuses on promoting adoption of IRIS standards, and developing training materials and resources, as well as a registry for IRIS users. Prior to joining the Global … Continue reading

Beth Coates

Beth Coates

Beth Coates has 18 years’ experience as the Financial Manager of CAIC (Canadian Alternative Investment Cooperative), a faith-based investment fund that has been providing financing to the non-profit and charitable sector across Canada since 1984. Beth and CAIC’s long history … Continue reading

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Stephen Huddart
Keynote speaker

Stephen Huddart is President and CEO at the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation, which has played an ongoing role in developing and supporting Canada’s impact investing marketplace. His career includes leadership positions in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Prior … Continue reading

Andrew Heintzman

Andrew Heintzman

Andrew Heintzman is a co-founder of Investeco. He is also the Chair of the Premier’s Climate Change Advisory Panel for the Province of Ontario and sits on a number of corporate boards, including Lotek, Triton Logging and Horizon Distributors. He … Continue reading

Anshula Chowdhury

Anshula Chowdhury

Anshula Chowdhury is Chief Executive Officer of Social Asset Measurements, a firm that measures the impact of for-profits, non-profits and charities using Social Return on Investment (SROI). With clients across Canada, the company offers seamless, scalable solutions that enable clients … Continue reading

James Tucker

James Tucker

James Tucker is Principal in the Toronto office of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and a core member of the company’s Marketing & Sales, Corporate Development and Organization functional practice areas, as well as its Financial Services, Private Equity and … Continue reading

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Tessa Hebb

Tessa Hebb is the Director of the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, a leading knowledge producer on responsible investing and impact investing tools & instruments at Carleton University. Her research focuses on responsible investment and impact investment, and is funded … Continue reading

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Amit Bouri
Keynote speaker

Amit Bouri serves as Director of Strategy and Development at the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world. The GIIN was launched at the 2009 Clinton … Continue reading

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Jonathan Jenkins
Keynote speaker

Jonathan Jenkins recently accepted the position of CEO of The Social Investment Business, the largest lender in the social investment market. He was previously the Director of Ventures at UnLtd, the UK’s largest supporter of start-up/early-stage social entrepreneurs. Jonathan has … Continue reading


Nancy Neamtan
Keynote speaker

Nancy Neamtan is President and Executive Director of the Chantier de l’économie sociale, a non-profit organization administered by 32 representatives of various social enterprise networks (co-operatives and non-profits), local development organizations and social movements. The mission of the Chantier de … Continue reading

Stanley Hartt

Stanley Hartt
Keynote speaker

Stanley Hartt has been chairman of Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. since March 2009. Mr. Hartt was called to the Quebec Bar in 1965 and worked for the firm of Stikeman Elliott for twenty years. From 1985 to 1988, he was … Continue reading