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Resource Tags: Speakers 2019

Mike Thiessen

Partner and Director, Sustainable Investments, Genus Capital Management

Mike and his passionate team manage more than $1.6 billion in sustainable, fossil-free investments for families, foundations and institutions across Canada. He leads all Genus Fossil Free and impact investing disciplines, including research, portfolio construction, and design of new sustainable products. Prior to joining Genus, Mike was a strategic consultant working in the United Kingdom, […]

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Kathryn Wortsman

Fund Manager, Amplify Capital

Kathryn leads Amplify Capital (formerly MaRS Catalyst Fund), an impact fund based in Toronto focused on investing in Canadian ventures solving social and environmental challenges through technology and business. The fund generates outsize returns from early-stage impact venture investing, targeting investments in clean energy, healthcare and education markets with quantified impact outcome targets for each […]

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Jeffrey Cyr

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Raven Indigenous Capital Partners

For nearly 20 years, Jeffrey has provided strategic leadership for Indigenous, non-profit, and government organizations. He is Métis from Manitoba’s Red River Valley, and a proud husband and father. Jeff is also chair of the Indigenous Innovation Council at the Indigenous Innovation Initiative. He has helped create and implement the community-driven outcomes contract (a unique […]

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Olivia Prentice

COO and Head of Content, Impact Management Project

Olivia is responsible for operations and all content co-created with the Impact Management Project (IMP) Structured Network, which involves overseeing its development of joined-up impact measurement and management standards. She is experienced in designing impact measurement and management approaches across diverse geographies, asset classes, and for a range of audiences, including wealth managers, investment managers […]

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Tom Rand

Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures

Tom sits on the board of a number of clean energy companies and organizations. He’s also a writer, philosopher and public advocate focused on accelerating the global transition to a low-carbon economy. Tom is author of Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit (winner of the 2011 White Pine Award for non-fiction) and the bestseller, Waking the Frog. His […]

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Stéphanie Émond

Director, Impact, FinDev Canada

Stéphanie leads FinDev Canada’s impact team, which assesses and enhances the development impact results of its portfolio companies, particularly in the areas of women’s economic empowerment, market development and climate mitigation and adaptation. Stéphanie is also a founding member and vice chair of the Canada Forum for Impact Investment and Development, and board member of […]

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Bridget Zhang

Manager, SVX

Bridget works with social purpose businesses and funds seeking to raise capital, and with investors looking to make impact. Among her many duties at SVX, Bridget leads venture and fund analysis, as well as due diligence and processes, while also supporting investor education programs. Before joining SVX, Bridget worked at Paradigm Capital, specializing in technology […]

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Eugene Ellmen

Former National Director, Oikocredit Canada

Eugene is a Canadian leader in impact investing. The former national director of Oikocredit Canada, he also served for 13 years as executive director of the Social Investment Organization, now known as the Responsible Investment Association. Eugene is also an author and writer on responsible investment, and has won both the SIO Distinguished Service Award, […]

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Stephanie Robertson

Board Chair, Social Value Canada

Through Social Value Canada (SVC), Stephanie helps mobilize individuals and organizations across all sectors to change the way they account for value. A major priority at SVC is skills development — how investors, enterprise leaders and policymakers examine social value and its relation to their own priorities and work. Stephanie is also on the board […]

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Jacquelyn Stacey

Vice President Impact Banking, Vancity Community Investment Bank

Jacquelyn works with organizations that foster environmental sustainability, social inclusion, and economic prosperity in communities across Canada. She builds strategic relationships and extends the strengths of Vancity’s business model under a federally regulated bank headquartered in Toronto. Jacquelyn primarily partners with values-aligned organizations such as NPOs, social enterprises, cooperatives, foundations, funds, institutional investors, private investors, […]

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