The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria (CSPC) is excited to be working with the Vancouver Island Social Innovation Zone (VISIZ) to host the Vancouver Island Social Finance Forum on April 5, 2016 at the Ambrosia Centre. Social finance is a growing practice across the globe that includes community investing, microfinance, social impact bonds, sustainable business, and social enterprise to address critical social issues. Outcome-based philanthropic grant making and program-related investments sometimes referred to as venture philanthropy, also fall under the umbrella of social finance. These approaches to investment and funding share the twin focus of stimulating positive social and environmental returns for investors and the larger world.
This open event will focus on:
- Discussing critical issues relating to Vancouver Island Social Finance
- Supply and Demand
- Types of Investment
- Social and Environmental Impact
- Gaps and Challenges
- Emerging Opportunities
- Developing a strategy to strengthen the sector
- Networking with Social Innovation Leaders
As of now we have over 40 registered key stakeholders and leaders in the social finance sector on Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands. Attending guests include members of financial institutions, community investments, loan funds, and many more. This networking event will provide a great opportunity to connect and share valuable knowledge in order to work together towards strengthening the sector. If you would like to attend please register below, before it’s too late!
Register for the Vancouver Island Social Finance Forum