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Impact Investing: Maximizing Social Impacts through Ethical Capital - What's Possible?

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Dr. Edward Jackson
School of Public Policy and Administration, Carlton University

March 19th, 2013 , 7-9pm
ScotiaBank Theatre, Sobey School of Business
Saint Mary's University
Free Admission - Reception to follow

Impact investing is a rapidly growing global industry.

Impact investments aim to generate meaningful social impacts and also realize a financial return. The ethics of impact investors-including high-net worth individuals, banks, foundations, and non-profits-drive their actions.

But how can this approach to mobilizing capital really deliver on the ground to households and communities?

Drawing on the findings of a recent international study for the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Edward Jackson will examine the potential, limits, and prospects of this emerging field of practice, and discuss its application in the Atlantic region.

Dr. Edward Jackson is Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carlton University, where he is cross-appointed to the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the Institute of African Studies. His research and teaching interests include program management, program evaluation, regional development, civil society, social enterprise, social finance, higher education, community-university partnerships, and foreign aid.

Dr. Jackson is a frequent advisor to governments, foundations, development agencies, business, and labour groups.

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