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Market Insights: Impact Investing in Emerging Markets

April 1, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Market Insights: Impact Investing in Emerging Markets

Market Insights: Impact Investing in Emerging Markets

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Market Insights: Impact Investing in Emerging Markets

With rapid growth rates and the opportunity to make a significant impact, cities and regions in emerging market economies are hubs for entrepreneurship and are becoming the high impact economies of tomorrow. Concurrently, many investors are becoming increasingly interested in supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in emerging nations in the Global South. But limited experience and understanding of emerging markets can make it challenging to invest. This event aims to provide investors in the impact-interested community with more context to learn about trends, available investment opportunities, and daily life in some of the regions where SVX issuers work. Our expert issuers work across Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Join us to learn more about the growth advantages and impact potential in select emerging market regions. Hear from expert entrepreneurs and special guests who are investing, and working in these markets and communities!


Brighter Investments

Brighter Investment invests in the education of the brightest students in emerging market economies.


Deetken Impact invests in emerging economies to generate long term returns while making a positive social and environmental impact in communities.

MasterCard Foundation

The MasterCard Foundation works to help economically disadvantaged young people in Africa to find opportunities to move themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty to a better life.


With a rich history stretching back to 1953, Sarona has extensive experience investing in Frontier and Emerging Markets, focusing on small- to mid-market companies providing goods and services to meet the growing needs of the rising middle class in these markets.

World Vision Small and Growing Business Fund

The World Vision Small and Growing Business Fund gives investors the opportunity to support entrepreneurs with powerful tools for growth, to empower economic equality and strengthen economies in developing countries.

KARIAKOO – A Virtual Reality Docufiction

We are also thrilled to be showcasing KARIAKOO, a virtual reality docufiction experience that takes you on a one-day journey through a dense urban area, allowing you to experience the heart of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. KARIAKOO is a 10-minute immersive documentary co-created with Tanzanian residents, members of the diaspora in Canada and made possible through the support of the Transmedia Zone and the Social Venture Zone at Ryerson University. 

Light refreshments will be available to guests.


Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina
192 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C7 Canada
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