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The way people and organizations invest is changing fast. New financial technologies are simplifying investing and giving individuals greater control over their money. At the same time, a new kind of activist investor is emerging. These demand investments that drive social progress or accelerate the shift to a clean economy – while still creating a profit.

What do these financial shifts mean for investors? How can social entrepreneurs and clean technology companies capitalize on them? And will they create a fairer and greener economy?

The Social Finance Forum is the place to find out.

Now in its 11th year, the Forum, organized by MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, is Canada’s leading gathering of impact investors, social entrepreneurs and social finance professionals.


How impact investors can bridge the funding gap for female entrepreneurs

Why social finance will change the nature of overseas development aid

Exit strategies for impact investors

How new financial technologies are changing who investors are, how they invest – and what they invest in

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2017 Speakers

What people are saying about the Forum

Social Finance Forum was a perfect opportunity to meet and chat with folks in the industry. I always love the energy of the event.
Jory Cohen, Director of Social Finance & Investment Inspirit Foundation
It was really productive for me in terms of connecting and re-connecting with people in the space. The curated schedule worked well, and I enjoyed the Dragon's Den pitch session a lot. The ventures were impressive!
Joanne Kviring Virgin Unite
So great to see Social Finance Forum was so well attended – and there were lots of new faces.
Bill Young Social Capital Partners
The Social Finance Forum provided me the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded individuals with whom I could explore my passion and ideas. I met truly remarkable individuals and landed my current job with Corporate Knights after sharing research I did during my master's degree with their CEO.
Maury Rubin Corporate Knights
The Social Finance Forum brought together the best and brightest from Canada and beyond. The format was just right to hear relevant content while also making many useful connections.
Benjamin Overton Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Social Finance Forum is a great event with lots of great people and conversations!
Serge LeVert-Chiasson, Senior Partner, Managing Director of Operations & CCO Sarona Asset Management
The Social Finance Forum was expertly executed. I was extremely impressed with the quality of content, the venue, the hospitality and attention to detail. To all involved, well done!
Machelle Denison Strong Start® Charitable Organization


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