On September 15, Canada’s National Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce will be launching their report highlighting Canada’s priorities for Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good, in Toronto.
The Social Impact Investment Taskforce was established following an announcement by UK Prime Minister David Cameron at the June 2013 G8 Social Impact Investment Forum in London. The Taskforce aims to catalyze the development of the social impact investment market.
The launch event, hosted by the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (MCII), will offer a chance for those interested in finance, business or philanthropy to learn about key insights that have emerged from the Social Impact Investment Taskforce and from Canada’s National Advisory Board. The event draws on an international effort that was undertaken last spring to explore the potential for impact investing to address some of society’s most pressing challenges. Attendees will also enjoy opportunities to network with others engaged in the impact investment, social entrepreneurship and non-profit/charitable sectors.
Canada is represented on the Social Impact Investment Taskforce by Tim Jackson, Director of MCII, and Siobhan Harty, Director General of Social Policy, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
- Purpose Capital and MCII’s State of the Nation: Impact Investing in Canada (2014)
- E.T. Jackson and Associates’ Accelerating Impact: Achievements, Challenges and What’s Next in Building the Impact Investing Industry (2012, commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation)
- WealthWorks Initiative’s Enterprise Financing for WealthWorks Value Chains: Overview & Guide (2014)
- More resources on finance from our CED toolbox