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.