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Telus 104-106 [clear filter]
Thursday, October 3

11:00am MDT

Scaling Social Impact: Reducing the Friction between Financial and Social Impact Goals

How social entrepreneurs approach the dual goals of social impact and financial return is critical to how a business’ achieves scale.  Endevour’s CEO, Linda Rottenberg recent research in the Harvard Business Review showed that, “those who prioritize financial goals over social ones were more likely to grow their social enterprises and achieve greater impact.” In this session, panelists will discuss ways to build business models that reduce friction between commercial and social goals thereby smoothing the path to growth.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.

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Tania Carnegie

Leader, KPMG Impact Ventures and National Executive Director, Community Leadership, KPMG
Tania established and leads KPMG’s Community Leader strategy. One of the four pillars of KPMG’s business strategy, it focuses the firm’s resources and knowledge to drive social change and sustainability. A Chartered Accountant, she holds a BSc from the University of Western... Read More →

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Dave Beaton

President & CEO, Formulating Change Inc.
David is the President and CEO of Formulating Change Inc. and Co-Founder of the ChangeIt® program. David's passion and vision is contagious and is often referred to as Formulating Change Inc's Chief Evangelist. David’s focus is on building and establishing key relationships with... Read More →
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Lisa Nitze

Principal, Lisa Nitze Consulting
A Professor in the Social Enterprise Program of the School for International Studies at American University, Lisa is Principal at the impact strategy consulting firm Lisa Nitze Consulting.  She has spent the past 25 years advising leading nonprofits, corporations, foundations and... Read More →
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Sandra Odendahl

Director, Corporate Sustainability & Head, Social Finance Initiative, RBC
As the Director of Corporate Sustainability at RBC, Sandra leads a team responsible for global strategy and leadership in the areas of environmental and social credit risk management, environmental products and services, bank-wide environmental programs, and external relations related... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Telus 104-106 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Linking Demand and Supply: The Role of Intermediaries in Impact Investing

Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.The tipping point toward a mature impact investing industry requires sophisticated intermediary services allowing this growing space to perform and reach its potential.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.

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Karim Harji

Co-Founder & Partner, Purpose Capital
Karim Harji is a co-founder and partner at Purpose Capital, an impact investment and advisory firm that works with investors who wish to integrate social and environmental impact considerations into their strategies and investments. He is the co-author of Accelerating Impact: ... Read More →

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Andy Broderick

VP, Community Investment, Vancity
  Andrew Broderick joined Vancity as Vice President, Community Investment in 2010. Prior to that, he served as Executive Managing Director of GreenSpace Developments, a New York based investment fund created to finance nonprofit-owned and LEED-certified office and program facilities... Read More →
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David Brookes

Managing Director, Social Traders
David Brookes was appointed as Managing Director of Social Traders Ltd in January 2009. He is the Executive Director on the Board and has responsibility for organisational management and strategy, corporate governance and stakeholder engagement.  Social Traders has developed a number... Read More →
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Richard Kennedy

Managing Director, FINCA UK
Richard is the Managing Director at FINCA UK.  FINCA provides financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living.  FINCA offers small loans and other products to those turned down by traditional... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 104-106 TELUS Convention Centre
Friday, October 4

11:00am MDT

Inclusive Economies are Ending the Poverty Cycle

How creating local wealth effects system change.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.

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Ted Anderson

Ted Anderson, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
Ted has an extensive background in venture capital investing in both Canada as well as in emerging markets. With thirty years of experience in venture investing, most recently as the Managing General Partner of Ventures West Capital, Canada’s largest institutionally backed venture... Read More →

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Leonardo Letelier

CEO e fundador, SITAWI Finanças do Bem
Leonardo é fundador e CEO da SITAWI Finanças do Bem e tem mais de 20 anos de experiência em negócios, finanças e setor social. Foi diretor da iniciativa Cidadania Econômica para Todos na Ashoka e trabalhou na McKinsey por 8 anos. Foi eleito Senior Fellow Synergos, Responsible... Read More →
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Lillian Patricia Masebenza

Founding Director, Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Networks
Lillian was born in Mpumalanga, Bushbuckridge, 63 years ago. She is married with three children and adorable three grandchildren.  Qualifications: Lillian holds a UNISA B.A. Honours Degree, 1981 in Communications and Marketing.  She also obtained a number of Diplomas and Certificates... Read More →
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Marguerite Mendell

Economist and Professor, Concordia University
Marguerite Mendell is an economist and Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University. She is also Director, Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy, Concordia University. She has published widely on the social economy in Quebec, local development, social... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Telus 104-106 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

International Dialogue on Ecosystem Approaches to Supporting Social Enterprises

The capacity for social enterprise must be understood in the context of local ecosystems – an area’s particular concentration of interconnected organizations, institutions and capacities. This session looks at the latest insights that will help you understand your ecosystem and maximize your impact. 

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.  

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David LePage

Manager, Enterprising Non-Profits, enp
David LePage is the Team Manager of Enterprising Non-Profits, enp, supporting the development and growth of social enterprises. Enp provides resources, technical assistance, workshops, grants and is collaborating on creating an enabling environment for social enterprise across Canada... Read More →

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Michelle Colussi

Manager, Technical Assistance Division, Canadian Centre for Community Renewal
A teacher by training and in spirit, Michelle Colussi has an extensive background in rural and small town revitalization and multi-stakeholder facilitation and leadership development in the nonprofit sector. She was team leader in the development of the Community Resilience Manual... Read More →
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Izabela Przybysz

Head of the Social Policy Programme, Institute of Public Affairs
Izabela Przybysz is a senior analyst and Head of  the Social Policy Programme at the Institute of Public Affairs – a leading think tank in Poland. Her experience covers the field of social business and social policy in Poland and at the European level. She has participated  in... Read More →
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Kelly Ramirez

CEO, Social Enterprise Greenhouse
Kelly Ramirez is the CEO of Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG), a national leader in social enterprise incubation.   She also teaches courses on Social Enterprise at Providence College and Salve Regina University.  Previously, she directed the Social Enterprise Initiative at the... Read More →
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Suzanne Smith

Founder, Social Impact Architects/Flywheel: Social Enterprise Hub
Suzanne Smith is a serial social entrepreneur and bridges many disciplines as a coach and consultant to social sector organizations as Founder and Managing Director of Social Impact Architects and Co-Founder of Flywheel: Social Enterprise Hub. She also educates future social entrepreneurs... Read More →
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John Walker

Director General, Community Development and Partnerships Directorate, Employment and Social Development Canada
John Walker is Director General, Community Development and Partnerships at HRSDC. In this role he is responsible for community based Grant and Contribution programs, as well as work in the area of social finance, social enterprise and the voluntary sector. John has a wealth of experience... Read More →

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Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada is a unique collaborative program that promotes and supports social enterprise development and growth as a means to build strong non-profit organizations and healthier communities. Enp-Canada provides resources, matching grants and technical... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 104-106 TELUS Convention Centre
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