TORONTO INTERNATIONAL MICROFINANCE SUMMIT
MUHAMMAD and SOCIAL BUSINESS
What is the Opportunity for Indigenous and Underrepresented Communities?
When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI)
426 University Avenue, Toronto (S of Dundas, W side - S of St. Patrick Subway Station)
Registration: 6:30 pm
Keynote, Panel and Q&A: 7:00 pm
Book signing and Reception to follow (cash bar)
Seating is limited. Register now.
Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2006)
- David Abbott, Vice President, Operations, Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (CAAB) (Ojibway-Metis descent)
Jeff Rayman, Entrepreneur, Co-founder of The Shit Starts Here
Suzanne Stewart, PhD, Psychologist, Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair of Aboriginal Homelessness and Life Transitions
(Member of Yellowknife Dene First Nation).
Thomas Haubenreisser, PhD, Vice-President and Director, SolarShare, A founding volunteer of Toronto International Microfinance Summit
Our journey has taken us from microfinance - access to financial services and micro-entrepreneurship for people living in poverty - to financial inclusion, and now social business. On September 29th, Toronto International Microfinance Summit brings you a global icon, Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi economist who revolutionized international banking by including the extreme poor - mostly women. In 2006, Professor Yunus and his Grameen Bank won the Nobel Peace Prize for pioneering microcredit and microfinance with a model now practiced in over 100 countries. He has 132 international awards, 58 honorary doctorates, and is a Board member of the United Nations Foundation.
On September 29th, Professor Yunus will deliver a keynote presentation, sharing his vision for social business - a new dimension of capitalism enabling corporations and social entrepreneurs to produce goods and services, generate economic growth and address complex social and environmental issues. A panel of experts will add context. Then everyone can ask questions and discuss the opportunities for Indigenous and underrepresented communities. It is a conversation not to be missed - one sure to challenge what we know and inspire us to do better - followed by a book signing and reception.
Be first. Courtesy of Alterna Savings, the first 80 people to register, pay online and attend the event in person will receive two complimentary books:
Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs By Muhammad Yunus
Social Purpose Enterprises – Case studies for Social Change. Edited by Jack Quarter, Sherida Ryan and Andrea Chan (University of Toronto Press)
In person: $25 each. Limited seating. Register NOW.
Virtual - ConferenceCloud Livestream: $10