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Resource Tags: Speakers 2019

Shannin Metatawabin

CEO, National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association

Shannin is Cree/Inninow from Fort Albany First Nation of the Mushkegowuk Nation. Under Shannin’s leadership, the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) works to find innovative ways to foster access to social finance for Indigenous-run businesses through direct working relationships with a network of more than 50 Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs) and other stakeholders. Prior […]

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Amrita Bhandari

Chief of Business Development, Acumen

Amrita manages Acumen’s global business development team, drives board engagement and recruitment efforts, and advises management and regional teams on strategy. In her previous role at Acumen, Amrita served as CFO for three years. She’s also served on the board of directors of one of the world’s leading biomass stove design and manufacturing companies, BURN, […]

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Janis Dubno

Managing Director, Data, Policy and Innovation, Sorenson Impact Center

Janis leads the Sorenson Impact Center’s Pay for Success transaction structuring projects and is involved in a variety of innovative financing projects. She also works with governments, non-profits and foundations on impact measurement, advancing evidence-based practices and policymaking at the local, state and federal level. Janis is currently on a part-time assignment with the Health […]

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Anastasia Mourogova Millin

Senior Development Manager, McConnell Foundation

Anastasia recently joined the McConnell Foundation for its deep history of social transformation through active investments, as well as its creative financial models. In the past year, she’s led the launch of the Solutions Finance Accelerator, an initiative for social finance intermediaries aimed at developing the market place. Previously, Anastasia was director of lending and […]

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Christian Novak

Managing Partner, Frontier Markets Advisors

Christian provides investment and risk management services in the space of development financing and impact investing. He is also a professor of practice at McGill University, Institute for the Study of International Development; and he is co-chair of the Sustainability Committee of the Canada Forum for Impact Investment and Development.

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Remi Desa

CEO, Pantonium

Remi is an entrepreneur with a passion for finding efficiencies and a belief that public transportation is essential for the public good. With a background in operations and logistics, he has helped grow various startup businesses to successful sale. Prior to founding Pantonium, Remi operated a strategic consulting firm specializing in business process for transportation […]

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Stephen Nairne

Chief Investment Officer, Raven Indigenous Capital Partners

Stephen leads Raven’s work on deal sourcing, due diligence, investment structuring, and value creation. He is strongly committed to creating investment platforms that allow retail and institutional investors to participate in building a reconciliation economy in Canada and beyond. Prior to joining Raven, Stephen was the founder and managing partner of AHL Venture Partners, a […]

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Luke Vigeant

Co-founder and CEO, Inkblot Therapy

Luke is a technology entrepreneur with an expert ability to take products from concept to market. Outside of his leadership at Inkblot, Luke is also co-founder, CPO and CTO at tilr (a marketplace application powered by an algorithmic hiring engine), and a product strategist for Evolution Optiks (a light field company that eliminates the need […]

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Rodney Ghali

Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Impact and Innovation Unit, Privy Council Office, Government of Canada

Rodney leads the exploration and execution of new and innovative policy and approaches, focused on improving impact, accountability and value for Canadians. Previously, Rodney was director general of the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, Public Health Agency of Canada, where he oversaw the Canadian Government’s policy and programs in the areas of healthy living and […]

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Béatrice Alain

Executive Director, Chantier de l’Économie sociale

Béatrice brings together actors and partners of the social economy to promote collective entrepreneurship with the goals of solidarity, equity and accountability. Béatrice has worked at the Chantier since 2010, where she’s been responsible for the coordination of regional actors and international affairs. Béatrice is also co-president of TIESS, an organization that enables the liaison […]

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