Associations & Conferences

Impact Investing Groups & Associations

Opening in late 2011, the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (“Centre”) is a national hub designed to increase the awareness and effectiveness of social finance to catalyze new capital, talent and initiatives dedicated to tackling social and environmental problems in Canada. The Centre builds on the foundational work of MaRS and Social Innovation Generation (SiG), including the landmark report by the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance

Investors’ Circle works to a) catalyze the flow of capital to early stage companies that address major social and environmental problems and to b) grow and support our network of patient capital investors.




Toniic is an international impact investor network promoting a sustainable global economy by investing in entrepreneurs addressing the fundamental needs of people and planet.



Responsible Endowments Coalition – The Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC) works to build and unify the college and university-based responsible investment movement, both by educating and empowering a diverse network of individuals to act on their campuses, and by fostering a national network for collective action. We empower young people to defend human rights and the environment while making both corporations and universities accountable to global stakeholders.

The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment – US SIF – Formerly the Social Investment Forum (SIF) – is the U.S. membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in socially responsible and sustainable investing. US SIF and its members advance investment practices that consider environmental, social and corporate governance criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact.


The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) – The Global Impact Investing Network is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Impact investments aim to solve social or environmental challenges while generating financial returns.



The Financial Alliance for Sustainable Trade –  FAST brings together this diverse group of stakeholders for the first time to work collectively to increase the number of producers in developing nations who can successfully access quality trade finance, tailored to their business needs, as they enter sustainable market.



SRI in the Rockies – The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (formerly SRI in the Rockies) is the premier annual gathering of investors and investment professionals working to direct the flow of investment capital to enhance the common good. The SRI Conference offers many opportunities to meet and learn from passionate, creative people from all corners of the sustainable, responsible, impact investing (SRI) industry in the United States and around the world.


SOCAP is the largest interdisciplinary gathering of people working at the intersection of money and meaning. Investors, social entrepreneurs, social ventures, government leaders, academics and other innovators worldwide come to SOCAP conferences to collaborate and evolve a market that moves money towards impact.

The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment National Conference offers a unique opportunity to network with leaders of sustainable and responsible investing, to hear from leading investors, CEOs and policymakers, and to learn about new approaches, trends and policy developments in the field. The conference will attract representatives of investment management and advisory firms, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, community development institutions and asset owners such as pension funds and foundations, along with policymakers and corporate leaders.

The Cracking the Nut 2012 Conference is the premier global event to exclusively focus on leveraging public private partnerships to develop rural and agricultural markets and help you identify investment opportunities at all points along dynamic rural and agricultural value chains.

The Global Microfinance Investment Congress has established itself as the premier event for investors, Microfinance Investment Vehicles (MIVs) and Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) to meet, collaborate, and share best practices for success in microfinance investing.

The Impact Investing in Action conference  is a global marketplace hosted by Agora Partnerships and Village Capital designed to showcase 25 exceptional entrepreneurs from Central America, Mexico and Atlanta, and match these world-changing small businesses with investment opportunities.


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