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Social Finance Forum

Social Finance Forum

Business-building
Community
Investing
Social Innovation
  • June 12, 2024
  • 9:15 am
    4:15 pm
  • Social Innovation Hub

Why attend? • Diversify your funding and address community needs. Boost your knowledge about social finance tools that are already making a difference. • Learn how to shift capital equitably to make a bigger, more meaningful difference in your portfolio • Discuss vital social finance and impact investing challenges with peers in small groups to gain practical knowledge • Explore the latest developments in Indigenous finance, outcomes finance, gender-lens investing, place-based finance and corporate impact investing Why you? Learn new insights and practical knowledge on how to shift capital for greater impact. Executives, leaders, managers and social purpose teams in government, corporate, philanthropic, investing, non-profit and academic sectors inclined to advance their exploration and strengthen their implementation of social finance and impact investing tools will find this summit beneficial. Teams will learn the latest developments in gender-lens investing, housing finance, climate finance, Indigenous finance, and more from leaders from across the country and beyond Canada. By rethinking how capital flows and where it’s invested, they will be better able to unleash capacity for new action, greater impact, and flourishing ventures and communities. Why us? We're thrilled to welcome forum attendees to the Social Innovation Hub. We support impact-first founders with coaching, expert advice, creative brand storytelling and coworking space. Supporting the ecosystem in becoming a more inclusive community is also foundational to the mission of the Social Innovation Hub. As an integral part of this ecosystem, Innovate Calgary manages the UCeed startup investment funds, the largest university-based fund of its kind in Canada. UCeed is a group of early-stage investment funds accelerating startup companies to advance problem-solving research, create jobs and fuel the economy. The UCeed Social Impact Fund prioritizes to opportunities that address pressing local and international issues. This includes poverty alleviation, education, financial inclusion, health and wellness. Uceed also focuses on start ups that promote social, gender and economic equity, and innovation in the arts and cultural sectors. Why it matters? The social finance ecosystem in Canada, a market valued at more than $20 billion, plays a key role in the seismic shift needed to re-imagine capital for a sustainable and equitable future. Offering a learning space, a forum for leaders and teams to connect, gain knowledge, and draw on insights for action are the intentions for the 2024 Social Finance Forum as we enter this new era of capital for impact. Through social finance, we can accelerate solutions by creatively mobilizing private, public, community, and philanthropic capital. Join us. This event is designed for anyone interested in the social finance ecosystem: investors, funders, innovators, non-profit leaders, and ecosystem partners. This is a hybrid event. An optional kick off mixer will be hosted June 11th and the first day will be hosted in-person on June 12th at the Social Innovation Hub. The second day (June 13th) will be virtual

Why attend?
• Diversify your funding and address community needs. Boost your knowledge about social finance tools that are already making a difference.
• Learn how to shift capital equitably to make a bigger, more meaningful difference in your portfolio
• Discuss vital social finance and impact investing challenges with peers in small groups to gain practical knowledge
• Explore the latest developments in Indigenous finance, outcomes finance, gender-lens investing, place-based finance and corporate impact investing

Why you?
Learn new insights and practical knowledge on how to shift capital for greater impact. Executives, leaders, managers and social purpose teams in government, corporate, philanthropic, investing, non-profit and academic sectors inclined to advance their exploration and strengthen their implementation of social finance and impact investing tools will find this summit beneficial.
Teams will learn the latest developments in gender-lens investing, housing finance, climate finance, Indigenous finance, and more from leaders from across the country and beyond Canada. By rethinking how capital flows and where it’s invested, they will be better able to unleash capacity for new action, greater impact, and flourishing ventures and communities.

Why us?

We're thrilled to welcome forum attendees to the Social Innovation Hub. We support impact-first founders with coaching, expert advice, creative brand storytelling and coworking space. Supporting the ecosystem in becoming a more inclusive community is also foundational to the mission of the Social Innovation Hub.

As an integral part of this ecosystem, Innovate Calgary manages the UCeed startup investment funds, the largest university-based fund of its kind in Canada. UCeed is a group of early-stage investment funds accelerating startup companies to advance problem-solving research, create jobs and fuel the economy.

The UCeed Social Impact Fund prioritizes to opportunities that address pressing local and international issues. This includes poverty alleviation, education, financial inclusion, health and wellness. Uceed also focuses on start ups that promote social, gender and economic equity, and innovation in the arts and cultural sectors.

Why it matters?
The social finance ecosystem in Canada, a market valued at more than $20 billion, plays a key role in the seismic shift needed to re-imagine capital for a sustainable and equitable future. Offering a learning space, a forum for leaders and teams to connect, gain knowledge, and draw on insights for action are the intentions for the 2024 Social Finance Forum as we enter this new era of capital for impact. Through social finance, we can accelerate solutions by creatively mobilizing private, public, community, and philanthropic capital.

Join us.
This event is designed for anyone interested in the social finance ecosystem: investors, funders, innovators, non-profit leaders, and ecosystem partners.

• This is a hybrid event.
• An optional kick off mixer will be hosted June 11th and the first day will be hosted in-person on June 12th at the Social Innovation Hub.
• The second day (June 13th) will be virtual

Event Address:

Unit #290, 3553 31 St NW, Calgary, AB T2L 2K7

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