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Ted Anderson

Ted Anderson
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Ted Anderson has an extensive background in venture capital investing in both Canada and emerging markets. With 30 years of experience in venture investing – most recently as the managing general partner of Ventures West Capital Ltd., Canada’s largest institutionally backed venture capital fund management company – he has been an investor in many of Canada’s most interesting technology companies.
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Andy Broderick

Andrew Broderick
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Andrew Broderick joined Vancity (www.Vancity.com) as vice-president, community investment, in 2010. He previously served as executive managing director of GreenSpace Developments, a New York City–based investment fund created to finance non-profit-owned and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design–certified office and program facilities.
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Antony Bugg Levine

Antony Bugg-Levine
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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 investing industry.
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Arlene Dickinson MaRS

Arlene Dickinson
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Arlene Dickinson is one of Canada’s most renowned independent marketing communications entrepreneurs. Her instinct for emerging trends and sound investments is exemplified in her role as a panellist on the Gemini Award–winning hit CBC-TV series “Dragons’ Den.”
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Bart Houlahan

Bart Houlahan
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In 2006, Bart Houlahan, along with partners Jay Coen Gilbert and Andrew Kassoy, co-founded B Lab, a non-profit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
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Jeremy Nicholls

Jeremy Nicholls
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Jeremy Nicholls is the chief executive of the The Social Return on Investment (SROI) Network, a membership organization for individuals, organizations and companies supporting principles and standards in accounting for social and environmental value. In this role he advises public, private and voluntary sector organizations on how they can increase the value created by their work.
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Gord Nixon

Gordon M. Nixon
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Gordon Nixon is president and CEO of RBC, the brand name for Royal Bank of Canada and its subsidiaries, as well as a director of Royal Bank of Canada and chairman of RBC’s Group Executive.
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Gayle Peterson
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As co-founder of an international philanthropic consultancy, Gayle has extensive experience in market-based change to support innovations in business and social sector strategies to achieve global social change. She has managed and assessed more than $1 billion of grantmaking resources … Continue reading

Sherri Torjman

Sherri Torjman
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Sherri Torjman is Vice-President of the Caledon Institute of Social Policy. She has written in the areas of welfare reform, customized training, disability income and supports, the social dimension of sustainable development and community-based poverty reduction.
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Anshula Chowdhury
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Anshula Chowdhury is the CEO of Social Asset Measurements, a firm that measures the impact of for-profits, non-profits and charities using social return on investment. The company offers seamless, scalable solutions that enable clients across Canada to manage their social … Continue reading

Gianni Ciufo
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Gianni Ciufo is the national leader for Deloitte Canada’s infrastructure advisory, project finance and social finance practice. He has extensive experience in project and real estate finance, public-private partnerships, alternative service delivery and capital markets advisory. He is a leading financial … Continue reading

Peter Forton
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After graduating from McGill University in Montreal in 1976, Peter began his 35-year career in the financial services industry in the commercial banking sector, transitioning into venture capital and private equity in 1986. He has a broad spectrum of experience … Continue reading

Ashley Good

Ashley Good
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Ashley launched AdmittingFailure.com in January 2011 and has built a career around being an expert on failure—or, more specifically, on learning from it. Her work has catalyzed a change in the way we think about innovative problem solving, challenging our perception of failure … Continue reading

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Scott Gilmore
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Scott Gilmore is the founder and CEO of Building Markets, a social enterprise that helps create jobs and reduce poverty by connecting local entrepreneurs to global markets. Under his leadership, Building Markets has pioneered new models for creating shared value … Continue reading

Kanika Gupta

Kanika Gupta
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Kanika Gupta is the founder and chief catalyst at SoJo, a social enterprise technology startup incubated in Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone. SoJo builds e-learning tools that provide support, information and guidance to individuals to help them take their ideas … Continue reading

Toby Heaps

Toby Heaps
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Toby is the president and co-founder of Corporate Knights. He is a current board member of Friends of the Earth Canada and chairman of E3 Canadian Roundtables, a series of roundtables to define a Canadian energy strategy that will catalyze … Continue reading

Tessa Heb

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

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Adam Jagelewski
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As manager of social finance for MaRS, Adam leads policy and partnership projects in an effort to accelerate social finance developments nationally. Continue reading

Donna-Jean

Donna Jean
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Donna Jean manages the online learning team and provides leadership for Tamarack’s three learning communities: Seeking Community, the Communities Collaborating Institute Online and Vibrant Communities Canada. Donna Jean also bears responsibility for tele-learning, podcasts and communities of practice. She is … Continue reading

Brent Kalinowski

Brent Kalinowski
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Sgt. Brent Kalinowski, born and raised in Prince Albert, SK, is a 26-year member of the Prince Albert Police Service. His career has taken him through the patrol division, traffic enforcement, drug enforcement, special weapons and tactics, street crimes and … Continue reading

Alethia Kang
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Alethia Kang recently completed her master of business administration at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, where she focused on social innovation, design and entrepreneurship. While completing her degree she also participated in the Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition … Continue reading

Jitinder Kohli
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Jitinder Kohli is a director with Deloitte Consulting USA’s emerging markets and strategy service line. With over 15 years of experience as a senior official in a range of United Kingdom government agencies and three years as a senior fellow … Continue reading

Jens Lohmueller

Jens Lohmueller
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Community Partners works with various communities with a mandate to improve access to capital and financial capacity building. Community Partners’ primary client group consists of credit unions, co-ops, First Nations communities, community renewable energy projects and other social economy participants. … Continue reading

Beth Richardson

Beth Richardson
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Beth Richardson is the director of Global Impact Investing Ratings System (GIIRS) at the independent non-profit organization B Lab, where she is overseeing the launch of the system. GIIRS assesses the social and environmental impact (but not the financial performance) … Continue reading

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Becky Slater
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Becky Slater is a recent master of business administration graduate who is actively involved in the areas of environmental finance, social enterprise and not-for-profit management. In addition to providing research support to the Canadian director of the International Emissions Trading … Continue reading

Joyce Sou

Joyce Sou
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Joyce Sou is the manager of B Corporations and social impact metrics at MaRS Discovery District. Joyce spent over seven years at KPMG, where she worked as manager of assurance services in the Consumer Markets Group. In this position, she … Continue reading