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Social Finance Forum 2016
Thu, Oct 27, 2016, 8:00 AM – Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT
The Social Finance Forum is where profit meets purpose. It's the leading event for people who are looking for ways to make better profits, not just bigger ones.
Organized by the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, the Social Finance Forum is the largest gathering of social entrepreneurs, social finance professionals and impact investors in the country. It's a place to make new connections, spot trends and stay ahead of the rapid changes in this fast growing market.
The 9th annual Forum will focus on the challenges and opportunities as social finance moves to the mainstream.
Why attend Social Finance Forum 2016?
- Hear from more than 40 industry leaders and network with 400 like-minded professionals.
- New for 2016: Explore the latest innovations and ideas at the Venture Village showcase of Canadian social enterprises.
- Learn about the latest trends, techniques and hot topics in impact investing.
- Scout investment and partnership opportunities at live pitch sessions from impact ventures.
Tomicah Tillemann, Director, Bretton Woods II, New America
As Director of New America's Bretton Woods II initiative, Tomicah Tillemann is helping to reframe the value proposition around impact investing. Bretton Woods II is demonstrating that sound investments not only generate competitive returns, but also reduce exposure to long-term risks and volatility – making the key question not whether asset holders can afford to make impact investments, but whether they can afford not to.
Tomicah is a former senior advisor to Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry on civil society and emerging democracies. His past professional experience also includes work with the Senate Foreign Relations Committe, the White House, five U.S. Senate and Congressional Campaigns, Reuters New Media and the World Bank.