On May 6, I'm attending the Women in Social Business Forum in Ottawa. The forum will grow the field of social finance by bringing together women from across the sector (corporate leaders, small businesses, social entrepreneurs, community innovators and non-profits) to support them in reaching their potential.
Moving the field of impact investing forward requires governments, businesses, social entrepreneurs and foundations to work together. This need for collaboration is precisely why social finance has the potential to be so transformative. And yet, this cross-sector work is also what makes the field a tricky one. In many ways, a fragmented and siloed reality persists.
The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing is looking for a Senior Advisor, Public Policy to lead public policy initiatives of the Centre to help enable advancement of the recommendations of the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance and strengthen the field of impact investing in Canada. Apply by March 27, 2013.
The first graduates of the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification (SIPC) program received their certificates at a ceremony held at the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) this past November. JMSB’s David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise launched the SIPC in the Fall of 2011 as an on-line, self-paced, and international program designed to train finance and investment professionals in sustainable investing.
The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (CII) is looking for the next generation of impact leaders. This distinguished fellowship program provides individuals with exposure to the emergent impact investing market in Canada through four fellowship opportunities.