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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.

WHO WILL I MEET AT THE FORUM?

Major banks, investment funds & angel investors

Global thought leaders

Social entrepreneurs

Government representatives & educators

WHAT YOU'LL FIND AT THE FORUM

In-depth workshops

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.

Influential speakers

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.

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PAST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sir Ronald Cohen

Chair, Global Impact Investing Steering Group

Arlene Dickinson

Chief Executive,
Venture Communications

Gordon Nixon

Former President & CEO,
Royal Bank of Canada

Abigail Noble

Head of Impact Investing,
World Economic Forum

Tomicah Tillemann

Director,
Bretton Woods II, New America

Antony Bugg-Levine

CEO,
Nonprofit Finance Fund

Kieron Boyle

Former Head of Social Investment,
U.K. Cabinet Office