The Home of Impact Investing in Canada

Pacific Impact Investor Network

The Pacific Impact Investor Network (PIIN) was created to take a network approach to overcoming barriers faced by individuals, family offices, and foundations in Canada who seek to actively engage in impact investing. Impact investing refers to the act of making investments into companies, organizations and funds with the intent to create measurable social and environmental impact alongside financial returns. It offers new possibilities to tackle problems in both developed and developing country contexts and is an important tool to add to the toolkit of both investors and philanthropists. PIIN provides members with support through each stage of the impact investment process. Our members will be part of a collaborative network of like-minded individuals who will work together to increase capital investment in ventures creating positive social impact.


Our Team and Partners

Phil Swift

  • Co-Founder, Pacific Impact Investor Network

  • 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, Pacific Impact Investor Network

  • 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

  • Research & Projects Lead
  • Research Fellow, SauderS3i
  • Data Analyst, Brighter Investment

Our Partners


PIIN Membership Details


Membership in the Pacific Impact Investor Network (PIIN) includes the following benefits and opportunities:


Investor Meetings

  • Quarterly member meetings (Vancouver and Calgary, alternating)

  • Member meetings will consist of presentations and discussions of current investment opportunities, presentations from fund managers, entrepreneurs and sector experts, and presentations of findings from research


Network & Co-Investment

  • Opportunity to collaborate with active impact investors in Western Canada
  • Lower minimum investment requirements for select funds for PIIN members
  • Connection to top global impact investor networks: Toniic (USA and Global), Impact Invest Scandinavia, Seattle Impact Investor Network, Ennovent Impact Investor Network (India)
  • 50% discount on Toniic (San Francisco based global impact investor network) membership and events

Market Intelligence

  • Monthly sector highlights and commentary newsletter

  • Real-time information on new investment opportunities in impact funds globally and select direct investments in Canada

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


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 (Sauder S3i).
  • 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.

Our Office

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


Contact Us

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