Neither grants nor markets alone will solve the problems of poverty: This is not about 'trade versus aid,' it’s about building systems that demand real, sustained and honest engagement with low income people - One of Acumen Fund’s 10 Things We've Learned About Tackling Poverty
On March 15, 2012, TORONTO+acumen will host “Acumen 101,” an intimate evening networking event in downtown Toronto for individuals interested to:
- Learn how Acumen Fund is using patient capital to invest in social enterprises in India, Pakistan and Africa that increase access to critical goods and services for the poor
- Find out more about the +acumen global chapter movement including recent developments with the TORONTO+acumen chapter, our plans for 2012 and opportunities to get involved
- Meet like-minded individuals across the business, finance, international development and non-profit sectors championing social change in Toronto
"Acumen 101" will be led by TORONTO+acumen Co-Chairs, Narinder Dhami (Executive Director at Rise Asset Development) and Leeat Weinstock (Manager, Investments at Social Capital Partners). This open session is intended for young professionals, students and anyone interested in impact investing, social entrepreneurship and international development.
Date: March 15th, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00pm (presentation to begin promptly at 6:30pm)
Location: Centre for Social Innovation (215 Spadina Avenue, 4th Floor, Alterna Room)
Cost: Donations accepted at the door (suggested $5 to cover costs)
Registration: Required at http://torontoforacumen.eventbrite.com
TORONTO+acumen is a volunteer-run chapter of Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Our mission is to champion patient capital as an effective complement to traditional aid by building a community of like-minded individuals in Toronto.