2014 Social Finance Forum: Building markets that matter

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6 November, 2014 to 7 November, 2014

On November 6 and 7, the 2014 Social Finance Forum: Building markets that matter will welcome over 300 attendees and 65 speakers from across Canada and the world to Toronto for an extensive, specialized program designed and presented by leading practitioners from across North America.

The 7th annual Social Finance Forum is the place to engage leaders and practitioners in the diverse social finance scene. But what would you get out of attending the Forum? The following quick primers will help get you excited about the Forum where participants will explore key social finance advancements from across Canada and around the world!

Click the description(s) below that best represent you and you will get a quick primer on the Forum from your vantage point, including a few suggested sessions and some faces to look out for!

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investors (including Foundations, Asset Managers & Funds)
  • Financial Service Providers
  • Non-Profits & Charities
  • Public Servants

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The Social Finance Forum boasts 40+ sessions, 80+ speakers, 50+ investors from Canada and abroad, and 50+ world-changing social ventures (including 20 RBC-sponsored impact entrepreneurs)! And this is just the tip of the iceberg!

Content themes include:

  • Building your social finance strategy
  • Global impact investing
  • Impact investing in the financial services industry
  • Community Finance Solutions: Building financial products & funds
  • Investment readiness for social enterprises & impact ventures
  • Lessons from Quebec’s social economy

Social Finance Forum 2014 Keynotes

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The Social Finance Forum will feature ventures achieving positive social/environmental impact across a variety of industries including health, sustainable food, clean technology, affordable housing, education and enterprises employing or supporting persons facing barriers to success.

For more information and to register, please visit us at: socialfinanceforum.marsdd.com

Social Finance is changing the way we work together in Canada to address critical problems facing people and the planet. More than any other time Canadians are joining forces, using the best of business and community approaches to invest and grow impactful ventures and initiatives that provide a financial return to investors.

The 2014 Social Finance Forum will take place at MaRS Discovery District, one of the world's largest urban innovation centres. MaRS works with partners to catalyze, accelerate and amplify innovation.
Event details
Date:  November 6 & 7, 2014
Location: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON

MaRS Discovery District
Toronto  Ontario