Economics

Sustainable Investing: Make money and feel good about it

Tim Nash (Good Investing, The Sustainable Economist)

Tim Nash is founder of Good Investing and regularly blogs as The Sustainable Economist.

 

As an expert on socially responsible investing, impact investing, and the green economy, Tim has been featured in Reuters, Advisor’s Edge Report, MoneySense, and appeared on The Exchange with Amanda Lang. He earned is BA in Economics from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) and his Master's in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology (Karlskrona, Sweden). He volunteers as treasurer of the Ontario Nonprofit Network and is the lead researcher for Ethical Market’s Green Transition Scoreboard® research report, which details more than $8 trillion of private investments in the global green economy.

Investing for Impact: The world of social finance

Narinder Dhami (LEAP)

Narinder is the Managing Director of LEAP, Canada's leading venture philanthropy firm.  LEAP (incubated by the Pecaut Centre) mobilizes the private sector (BCG, EY, McCarthy Tetrault, Perennial, Offord Group and H+K Strategies) to partner with game changing interventions in the non profit sector, scaling their impact across Canada. Narinder sits on the Global Council for Pro Bono and is a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader.

 

As a lecturer at the University of Toronto, she co-created the first course in microfinance and impact investing at the University. Further, she worked with Ryerson to launch the Professional Master's Diploma in Social Finance this September, designing, and teaching the “Investing for Impact” course.

 

Narinder is the founding Executive Director of Rise Asset Development - a Rotman/CAMH financial initiative, providing an entrepreneurial path to employment for those with a history of mental health and addiction challenges. She led the design, growth of Rise from the pilot phase to its expansion across Ontario. Narinder has also has spent multiple years working across West Africa, both as program manager at the Première Agence de Microfinance (PAMF) across Burkina Faso, Mali and Cote d'Ivoire and as a member of the portfolio team with Acumen Fund (West Africa office focused on social enterprises across Ghana and Nigeria).

 

She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto in Electrical
Engineering.