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One year ago, TELUS announced a $100 million commitment to invest in entrepreneurs addressing the biggest challenges in health, education, agriculture, and the environment. Today, the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good is one of Canada’s largest corporate impact funds.

Canada’s impact investing totals are still just a “drop in the bucket.”
– Blair Miller,
TELUS Pollinator
Fund for Good
 

But Canada’s impact investing totals are still just a “drop in the bucket,” according to TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good managing partner Blair Miller.

So what’s needed to encourage a greater commitment to impact investing in Canada? What can be learned from global impact investing leaders? How can corporates leverage financial and market expertise to help high-potential, purpose-driven startups scale? And how do these startups find the right corporate partners in the first place?

Don’t miss this BetaKit Live panel featuring the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a global champion of impact investing, and Gotcare, an impact-driven healthtech startup, to better understand corporate venture capital and the impact investing space.

This BetaKit Live will be streamed simultaneously to Facebook and Twitter. Have a question you’d like asked during the stream? Post it in the comments section below and we’ll make sure it gets answered!

BetaKit Live: How to drive growth and innovation through impact investing

Date/Time:
Thursday, December 2, 4:00PM-5:00PM EST

Where:
Watch on Facebook
OR
Watch on Twitter

Host:
Meagan Simpson – Associate Editor, BetaKit

Special Guest Participants:
Blair Miller – Managing Partner, TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good
Amit Bouri – CEO and co-founder of GIIN
Chenny Xia – CEO and co-founder of Gotcare