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Friday, January 16 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
What Does it Mean to Have Social Impact?

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What do we really mean by "social impact"? Creating jobs, not causing harm, increasing dignity? If we are able to define "social impact", where lies the threshold for "enough" impact? Come share your personal theories and hear from practitioners who grapple with this definition and the measurement of impact in their organizations' work.

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Gordon Chan

Venture Leader, BDS Africa
Gordon Chan is a Venture Leader with BDSA Ghana, a consultancy providing management and technical advice to enterprises that serve to reduce poverty in West Africa.  He most recently worked with a Ghanaian incubator to design its service offerings, attract over $650,000 USD in investment... Read More →

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Aaron Emery

Lead, B Corp Canada, B Corp Canada
Aaron H. Emery is a Senior Associate at the MaRS Center For Impact Investing in Toronto, where he acts as “lead” for the Benefit Corporation Movement in Canada. In this position, it is his job–most days–to meet with amazing entrepreneurs using their businesses to bring about... Read More →
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Diana Menzies

Venture Leader, BDSA Zambia
Diana is the venture leader of BDSA Zambia; a social enterprise that works with medium to large agribusinesses to improve business practices that concern smallholder farmers and reduce rural poverty. Medium-to-Large African agricultural businesses purchase 80% of their crop from smallholder... Read More →
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Pamela Roussos

Senior Director, Santa Clara University/GSBI
Pamela Roussos has worked with and for early stage software companies as a business and marketing strategy leader, helping founders create, refine, and execute their business strategy and go-to-market plans. She has over 20 years of experience growing teams and delivering products... Read More →
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Mina Shahid

Co-Founder, Numida
I’m the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Numida (http://numida.co), a Uganda-based fintech social enterprise that is building the missing digital products that African small businesses need to thrive. Our first product is a free financial management app for Ugandan small businesses. Entrepreneurs... Read More →
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Adam Spence

Associate Director, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
Adam Spence is the Founder of Social Venture Connexion (SVX) and Associate Director at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.  For over ten years, Adam has focused his work on driving social, economic, and environmental justice through community development, education, social... Read More →

Friday January 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fontaine G 900 de la gauchetière ouest

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