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

  • Consultant

  • Social Finance Lead, SauderS3i

  • Data Analyst, Brighter Investment

Our Partners and Affiliations


PIIN Membership Details


Membership in the Pacific Impact Investor Network (PIIN) 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 PIIN 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

  • 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 (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.

  • 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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