Governor General to Address Social Impact Investment Taskforce Members

OTTAWA, June 4, 2015 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver a keynote address to members of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce, who are meeting for the first time in Canada. The event will take place at MaRS Discovery District (Auditorium), in Toronto, on Monday, June 8, 2015, at 5 p.m.

The Governor General will talk about how impact investment can change our world for the better. He will address the growing momentum behind social finance in Canada right now and how our nation can be a global leader. He will also talk about the important role foundations can play in the impact investment space. Following his address, His Excellency will participate in a question period with the audience.

About the Social Impact Investment Taskforce 
In June 2013, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron and then-Chair of the G8, launched an independent taskforce with the objective of reporting on "catalyzing a global market in impact investment" in order to improve society. The Taskforce comprises 22 people, including one government official and one representative of the social or private sector from seven countries and the European Union, as well as one observer from Australia. To inform the work of the Taskforce, there are also eight National Advisory Boards and four International Working Groups to address the challenges of measuring impact, asset allocation, mission in business and international development. For more information, visit www.socialimpactinvestment.org.

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SOURCE Government House

For further information: Media information: Marie-Ève Létourneau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-0287, 613-302-0912 (cell), marie-eve.letourneau@gg.ca; Lara Torvi, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, 416-673-8100, 647-978-5272 (cell), ltorvi@marsdd.com

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