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Launch Event: Canada’s National Advisory Board Reports to the G8 Impact Investment Taskforce
Join us on September 15 to celebrate the launch of the report of Canada’s National Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce, launched by the G8: Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good: Priorities for Canada.
This launch event offers a chance to learn about key insights that have emerged from the Social Impact Investment Taskforce and from Canada’s National Advisory Board, drawing 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. This will also be an opportunity to network with others engaged in the impact investment, social entrepreneurship and non-profit/charitable sectors.
Social Impact Investment Taskforce:
The Social Impact Investment Taskforce was announced by Prime Minister David Cameron at the June 2013 G8 Social Impact Investment Forum in London. Chaired by Sir Ronald Cohen, the Taskforce aims to catalyze the development of the social impact investment market.
Its membership includes one government official and one sector representative, with experience in finance, business or philanthropy, from each participating country. Canada is represented by Tim Jackson, Director of the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (MCII), and Siobhan Harty, Director General of Social Policy, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
The Taskforce is being supported by national advisory boards, as well as by thematic working groups in the areas of asset allocation, impact measurement, mission alignment, and international development.
The Taskforce, national advisory boards, and working groups will release their final reports on September 15, 2014, highlighting policy recommendations for governments, investors, social entrepreneurs, non-profit sector leaders and others.
Date: September 15, 2014
Location: TMX Gallery, 130 King Street West, Toronto
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast and networking
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Presentations
Seating will be limited and on a first come, first serve basis so please Register Now!
– Editor’s Notes:
Secretariat support for Canada’s National Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce was provided by the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (MCII).
Numerous contributors informed the development of Canada’s National Advisory Board report. For a list of Canada’s National Advisory Board members or for more information on the Social Impact Investment Taskforce, please visit us here.