About Social Finance Forum
TEN YEARS OF LEADING IN SOCIAL FINANCE
The Social Finance Forum is Canada’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. Staged at Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District each fall, it attracts more than 400 investors, entrepreneurs and finance professionals.
With a program carefully balanced between thought-provoking keynote speakers and workshops giving real-world insights and advice, the Forum is a place to both debate the future and learn from the present. As the biggest gathering of social finance professionals in Canada, it’s also an incredible opportunity to network, meet entrepreneurs and investors and make connections that will create real impact.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND AT THE FORUM
Tailored, hands-on sessions take an in-depth look at a key consideration in social finance, such as how to define impact in investments or how to create an outcomes fund. These focused sessions provide real-world insights and advice. While detailed and specialized, they are designed to be accessible to newcomers to the field.
Impact venture showcases
Connect with the entrepreneurs reinventing how we tackle our social and environmental issues. Live pitch sessions and showcase booths give visitors a range of opportunities to hear the latest ideas from ventures working in fields such as clean technology, sustainable food, healthcare, education and affordable housing.
Leading international figures in finance, government and business provide keynote talks at the Forum. These thought-provoking sessions provide insights into how leading institutions are responding to the rapid growth in social finance.
THE PLACE TO MAKE AN IMPACT
PAST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Sir Ronald Cohen
Chair, Global Impact Investing Steering Group
Former President & CEO,
Royal Bank of Canada
Head of Impact Investing,
World Economic Forum
Bretton Woods II, New America
Nonprofit Finance Fund
Former Head of Social Investment,
U.K. Cabinet Office