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WEDNESDAY

November 7

12:45 – 4:45 p.m. IMPACT INVESTING 101 FOR ACCREDITED INVESTORS (INDICATE INTEREST ON THE REGISTRATION FORM)
With Richard Muller (Toniic), David Berge (Underdog Foundation), Danielle Gibbie (DKM Foundation), Marc Van Den Berg (DBL Partners) and Bill Young (Social Capital Partners)


12:45 – 4:45 p.m. IMPACT INVESTING 101 FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (SOLD OUT: ALL SEATS HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED)
With Leeat Gellis (Grand Challenges Canada), Jonathan Hera (Marigold Capital), Kia Kavoosi (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing), Amanda Minuk (Bmeaningful), Ava-Dayna Sefa (Generation Capital), David Borcsok (RBC) and Ammara Shirazi (Purpose Capital)


5:00 – 5:05 p.m. WELCOMING REMARKS
With Jay-Ann Gilfoy (Vancity Community Investment Bank) and Muska Ulhaq (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing)


5:05 – 6:00 p.m. LIGHTNING TALKS: EMBEDDING RECONCILIATION IN SOCIAL FINANCE AND SOCIAL INNOVATION


6:00 – 8:15 p.m. OPENING RECEPTION: HOSTED BY VANCITY COMMUNITY INVESTMENT BANK

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THURSDAY

November 8

9:00 – 9:05 a.m. OPENING REMARKS
Adam Jagelewski (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing)


9:05 – 9:15 a.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS
With Sir Ronald Cohen (video address) (Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and Portland Trust)


9:15 – 10:00 a.m. THE BUSINESS OF BENEVOLENT BEHAVIOUR: A BLESSING OR BAD NEWS?
With Michael Baldinger (UBS Asset Management), Marcia Moffat (BlackRock Canada) and Jacqueline Hansen (CBC)


10:00 – 11:00 a.m. FROM MARGINALIZED TO MAINSTREAM: HOW SOCIAL FINANCE CAN SUPPORT UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
With Rodney Foxworth (BALLE), Jenn Pryce (Calvert Impact Capital), Clint Davis (Acasta Capital Indigenous) and Sonal Shah (The Beeck Center at Georgetown University)


11:00 – 12:00 p.m. NETWORKING LUNCH


12:00 – 12:20 p.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS
With Paul Lamontagne (FinDev Canada)


12:20 – 1:05 p.m. GLOBAL PROBLEMS, CANADIAN SOLUTIONS
With Paul Lamontagne (FinDev Canada), Stephen Nairne (AHL Venture Partners), Jason Sukhram (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing) and Marcelle Gerard (FINCA Haiti)


1:05 – 1:35 p.m. LIGHTNING TALKS: REAL PEOPLE, REAL IMPACT


1:35 – 2:20 p.m. THE RIGHT ROLE FOR A PUBLIC SOCIAL FINANCE FUND
With Jay-Ann Gilfoy (Vancity Community Investment Bank), Sheldon Pollett (Choices for Youth), Ilse Treurnicht (Scientist, Finance and Innovation Executive) and Jenn Pryce (Calvert Impact Capital)


2:20 – 3:20 p.m. FOUNDATIONAL MYTHS: WHAT’S HOLDING BACK IMPACT PORTFOLIOS
With Andrew Chunilall (Community Foundations of Canada), Jaymin Kim (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing), Andrea Nemtin (Purpose Capital) and Kate Wolford (McKnight Foundation)


3:20 – 4:45 p.m. WINNING OVER WEALTH MANAGERS
With Michael Allen (Wealthsimple), Kathy Fazel (RBC PH&N), Mike Miller (Impact Investor and Board Member, Oakville Community Foundation) and Kia Kavoosi (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing)


3:45 – 4:45 p.m. DIVERSITY IN IMPACT INVESTING: NEW MARKETS AND GENDER EQUALITY
With Leeat Gellis (Grand Challenges Canada), Rachna Saxena (Dalberg), Abigail Slater (Marigold Capital) and Rosanne Whalley (AHL Venture Partners)


3:45 – 4:45 p.m. BLOCKCHAIN FOR SOCIAL IMPACT
With Mawadda Basir (ColliderX), Steven Haft (ConsenSys), Matt Whiteman (Choco4Peace) and Roy Kao (MaRS Discovery District)


4:50 – 5:50 p.m. CHOOSE YOUR OWN IMPACT ADVENTURE: RETAIL INVESTING
With David Cork (Tapestry Capital), Julia Grady (10 Carden), Cathy Key (World Tree COP), Tim Nash (Good Investing) and Kevin Taylor (SVX)


4:50 – 5:50 p.m. IDEAS & EVIDENCE: USING LABS TO DRIVE OUTCOMES
With Stephen Gaetz (The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness), Rashmi Khare (Social Finance Inc.), Rob Koenig (Government Performance Lab), Mara Airoldi (Government Outcomes Lab) and Dan Miodovnik (Social Finance UK)


4:50 – 5:50 p.m. PUTTING PENSION FUNDS TO WORK
With George Cooke (OMERS Administration Corporation), Genevieve Morin (Fondaction), Eric Wetlaufer (TMX Group) and Yung Wu (MaRS Discovery Distrcit)

5:50 – 8:00 p.m. EVENING RECEPTION, HOSTED BY CPA Ontario

FRIDAY

November 9

8:55 – 9:15 a.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS
With Leila Janah (Samasource and LXMI)


9:15 – 10:00 a.m. FIRESIDE CHAT
With Cheryl Dorsey (Echoing Green), Daniel Overall (Trico Charitable Foundation) and Elisa Birnbaum (SEE Change Magazine)


10:00 – 10:30 a.m. FIRESIDE CHAT WITH TIFF MACKLEM ON SUSTAINABLE FINANCE
With Upkar Arora (Purpose Capital) and Tiff Macklem (Rotman School of Management)


10:45 – 11:30 a.m. LIGHTNING TALKS: USING TECH FOR GOOD
With Tom Rand (ArcTern Ventures), Colin Andersen (BEACON), Colin Andersen (BEACON), icolas P. Arsenault (ChallengeU) and Raphaël Mazet (Alice)


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. IMPACT MEASUREMENT: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM OTHER SECTORS
With Rodney Ghali (Privy Council Office), Courtney Bolinson (Engineers Without Borders Canada), Karim Harji (The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation) and Gwen Joy (TD Bank Group)


1:30 – 2:30 p.m. FAMILY OFFICES AND IMPACT: WHERE TO START?
With Rehana Nathoo (Spectrum Impact), Justina Lai (Wetherby Asset Management), Nicholas Parker (Parker Venture Management Inc.) and Mike Thiessen (Genus Capital Management)


1:30 – 2:30 p.m. IS MEASURING IMPACT GOOD FOR BUSINESS? CASE STUDIES
With Joe Eibl (Flosonics Medical), Curtis VanWalleghem (Hydrostor Inc.), Kathryn Wortsman (MaRS Centre for Impact Investing) and Shawn Young (Classcraft)


1:30 – 2:30 p.m. HIGH TECH IN THE HIGH ARCTIC: CLEAN ENERGY IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES
With Paul-Emile McNab (Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business), Chief Wilfred King (Gull Bay First Nation), Jonathon Araujo (Pontiac Group), Matt Jamieson (Pontiac Group) and Christopher Henderson (Lumos Clean Energy Advisors)


2:45 – 3:45 p.m. VOTE FOR ACTION: TAKING IMPACT INVESTING MASS MARKET
With Alexa Blain (The Deetken Group), David O’Leary (World Vision Canada) and Daniel Miodovnik (Social Finance UK)


2:45 – 3:45 p.m. IMPACT INVESTING THROUGH AN INDIGENOUS LENS
With Jeff Cyr (Grand Challenges Canada), James Tansey (SauderS3i), Mark Sevestre (SauderS3i), and Mark Sevestro (NATOA) (Aski Capital Inc.)


2:45 – 3:45 p.m. STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU: THE ROLE OF INTERMEDIARIES IN SCALING IMPACT
With Derek Ballantyne (New Market Funds), Jane Bisbee (Social Enterprise Fund), Vikash Jain (Vancity Community Investment Bank), and Nancy Neamtan (Territoires innovants en économie sociale et solidaire)

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