Lars Boggild is a social finance professional working on Vancity’s latest initiative- the Vancity Community Investment Bank– Canada’s first 100% impact and values based bank (yes, a bank that cares). As the Impact Capital Finance Analyst, Lars is using his finance skills for good, helping Canadian businesses solving the world’s biggest problems get access to capital. Armed with a graduate diploma in Social Innovation, a degree in sustainability and years of experience at various levels in impact investing, Lars is a triple threat to the triple bottom line.
Come explore the opportunities for values-driven banking to play a meaningful role in driving impact in the Ottawa region. Hosted by Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB), this will session will introduce their model as a new resource for the Ottawa community, and provide an opportunity to discuss the markets needs and opportunities for dedicated social finance institutions. VCIB is a values-driven commercial bank based in Toronto that is wholly owned by Vancity Credit Union, one of Canada’s largest financial cooperatives. Drawing from these roots, VCIB is the only Canadian bank committed to partnering exclusively with organizations driving progressive social and environmental change through financial services.