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Past 2020 Events

Foundation Impact Investing Workshop

  • November 30, 2020

Canadian foundations and endowments are sitting on sizable pools of capital that could have significant influence, yet they make modest moves to align their portfolios to the outcomes they seek. What does all hands on deck look like for these organizations in terms of investment strategy? This session tackled the questions of how foundations can do more with their investment assets to fight for the social and environmental issues at the core of their mission.  

Part of MaRS Impact Week.

Impact-Aligned Portfolios: Directors’ Questions Answered

  • November 18, 2020

ESG, responsible investment and impact investment are becoming commonly placed concepts. Nonetheless, the distinctions can be confusing. Board Directors are intrigued but cognizant of their fiduciary duty. Can we invest in impact and meet our fiduciary duty? How do I engage my managers about what they are(n’t) doing? Who sources and manages these investments? Are all impact investments private?

This session for directors responded to these key questions and concerns on mission-aligned investing.

Part of  Philanthropic Foundations Canada’s Virtual Gathering

Advancing Racial Justice and Equity Across your Portfolio

  • June 23, 2020

This session was part of the Racial Equity & Justice in Philanthropy Funders’ Summit. In this session we explored how racial inequity manifests in finance and how capital allocation and stewardship practices can be shifted in support of racial justice. Speakers:

  • Mitty Owens, Director of Capital Strategies, Transform Finance
  • Eugene Lee, Vice President, Investments, Vancouver Foundation
  • Andrea Dobson, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
  • Shannon Rohan, Chief Strategy Officer, SHARE (moderator)

Shaping a New Post-COVID Economy through Impact Investing

  • May 6, 2020

More recorded webinars and interviews can be found in the resources section.