Making an Impact through Social Finance

We’re really excited to be participating in the inaugural Canadian Global Impact Investing Group event: Making an Impact through Social Finance. The event will bring together organizations working to deploy capital to transform lives, create a world beyond poverty, fund social ventures and support sustainable development.

One of our knowledge/education team member, Jocelyn Ling, will be presenting on behalf of Vancouver for Acumen Fund — shar­ing the acu­men model (both on a global and chap­ter level) to the impact invest­ing com­mu­nity in Van­cou­ver. The event will be held on Wednes­day, Nov 23rd from 6:30pm — 9pm at SFU’s Segal Grad­u­ate School of Busi­ness in down­town Van­cou­ver. You can check out more details about the event here.

Three other orga­ni­za­tions will also be pre­sent­ing at the event: Vancity, Global Cat­a­lyst Ini­tia­tive and Oppor­tu­nity Inter­na­tional Canada. Also, at the event, they will be giv­ing away door prizes: Impact invest­ing: Trans­form­ing How We make Money While Mak­ing a Dif­fer­ence – Jed Emer­son, Antony Bugg-Levine and Banker to the Poor – Muham­mad Yunus.

Look­ing for­ward to con­nect­ing with other fel­low impact investing/social enter­prise champions!

Update: For those of you who could not make it out to the event, check out Jocelyn’s presentation at the event here.


About Vancouver for Acumen

A Vancouver volunteer-run chapter of the Acumen Fund, who is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty.
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