EVENT: Invest Your Money in Local Change
January 31, 2012
- Time: January 31, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
- Location: Ambrosia Conference Centre
- Street: 638 Fisgard St.
- City/Town: Victoria BC
A forum on present and future options for putting savings, RRSPs and investment dollars into local, sustainable, ethical businesses to build a more self-reliant economy.
“Converging Global Crises and the Benefits of Local Investment Models for Businesses and Communities” —Nicole Chaland, Sustainability Solutions Group, Program Director for Simon Fraser University Certificate Program for Community Economic Development
“Challenges and Possibilities for Ethical, Local Investing” —, Stephen Whipp, CFP, Managing Director, Stephen Whipp Financial, Responsible Asset Management, Wolverton Securities Ltd. specializing in Socially Responsible Investing and Financial Planning’ vice president Westshore Chamber of Commerce
“Building Affordable Housing and Social Enterprises with Community Investment Bonds” —Rupert Downing, Executive Director of the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria, former director of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network
“Invest in Community Impact through Banking Locally” —Rebecca Pearson, MBA, Account Manager, Vancity Community Business Banking
“Food Security through Community Supported Agriculture” —John Ehrlich, Owner/manager of Alderlea Farm & Cafe, and Farmer at TLC’s Keating Farm in Duncan
“We need each other to flourish: Small Investments, Big Paybacks through Local Investments”—Lisa Helps, City of Victoria Councillor, Executive Director of Community Micro Lending
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