The Home of Impact Investing in Canada

Impact Investment Forum

The Impact Investment Forum (IIF) is a collaborative network of Canadian impact investors with the goal of increasing capital investment in ventures creating positive social impact. Formerly known as the Pacific Impact Investor Network, IIF takes a national network approach to overcoming barriers faced by individuals, family offices, foundations and financial institutions who seek to actively engage in impact investing. IIF supports impact investors through each stage of the investment process by providing research services, investor engagement and co-investment opportunities. Since 2015, we have mobilized over five million dollars in impact investment into research initiatives, social ventures and investment funds.

We have three functions:

Research: Issues-first, systems-based research
UBC SauderS3i is the leading research centre on impact investing and social innovation in Canada. Our partnership with SauderS3i provides the knowledge and data to support investors.

Network: Local in scope, national in scale
IIF’s vision is to create localized networks of investors across Canada. Currently, IIF operates chapters in Vancouver and Calgary.

Investment: Catalyzing private and public capital
We work with investors to understand sectors, business models, and develop strategies to allocate capital towards impact investments.


Our Team and Partners

Phil Swift

  • Co-Founder, Impact Investment Forum

  • Co-Founder, Vice-chairman and Director, ARC Financial Corp

  • Participated on over 20 corporate and philanthropic boards, recipient of Pinnacle entrepreneurship and Warren Bennis leadership awards

  • Founding Donor and Advisory Board Member, UBC Sauder Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing

  • Faculty Advisory Board Member, UBC Sauder School of Business (2002-2012)

Amin Lalji

  • Co-Founder, Impact Investment Forum

  • CEO, Larco Group of Companies

  • Chairman, Aga Khan Foundation Canada National Committee

  • Founding Donor and Advisory Board Member, UBC Sauder Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing

Bruno Lam

  • Consultant, Impact Investment Forum

  • Social Finance Lead, SauderS3i

  • Data Analyst, Brighter Investment

Our Partners and Affiliations


IIF Membership Details


Membership in the Impact Investment Forum network includes the following benefits and opportunities:


Investor Meetings

  • Monthly member meetings (currently in Vancouver)

  • Investor meetings will entail a research presentation, investment showcases and pitches, and opportunities to meet other like-minded investors.


Network & Co-Investment

  • Opportunity to collaborate with active impact investors in Western Canada

  • Lower minimum investment requirements for select funds for IIF members

  • Access to hands-on course for professionals interested in impact investing to provide exposure to social finance concepts best practices, analysis tools, and implementation strategies.

  • Connection to top global impact investor networks, including discounts to Toniic (San Francisco based global impact investor network) membership and events (only available for Advanced membership)


Market Intelligence

  • Reports on impact investing trends, sector overviews and commentary on policy with leading research institutes in Canada.

  • Access to research from the Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing (SauderS3i)

  • Quarterly updates on investment products, partnership opportunities, community updates and relevant research reports tailored to the member’s area of interest. (only available for Advanced membership)


Personalized Consultations

  • One consultation on a topic or issue of the member’s choice by the Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing at the Sauder School of Business (SauderS3i).

  • Each consultation is in the scope of 75 – 100 hours. General and non-confidential findings may also be disseminated publicly through the Centre.

  • Members also receive access to findings and reports from consultations on topics selected by other network members.

  • Personalized consultations only available for Advanced membership

Please contact us below, or email us at for details about how to join.


Our Office

800 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6Z 3B7


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