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- Impact Investing 101 for Accredited Investors – Erin and Justin attended this talk on the first day of the forum. It had great speakers, such as Bill Young (Social Capital Partners) and Marc Van Den Berg (DBL Partners), who spoke about how the Impact Investing space has evolved over the last 15-20 years and how there is a major push to incorporate this type of investing into every-day portfolios. Another speaker during this session was Danielle Gibbie, who is also an IAN Member and an IAN Advisory Board chair. She spoke about the challenges and opportunities many foundations face when choosing to incorporate impact investing into their portfolios.
- On the second day, the lunchtime keynote speaker was Paul Lamontagne (FinDev Canada) who spoke about the ever evolving role FinDev Canada is playing in the impact investing space on an international scale. He discussed the necessity to empower women in order to encourage change in developing countries and markets, and how FinDev Canada is hoping to help push that mission forward.