On month prior to the MSI, organized by Quartier de l’Innovation (QI), Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and C2 Montréal, we are ready to reveal the identity of a few experts who have been added to the event’s program, which will be held under the theme Entrepreneurship + Social Impact: boosting Montréal’s potential for collaboration.
CONFERENCE: Sustainability now!
Can finance save the world? So thinks Bertrand Badré, finance veteran and former Director of the World Bank, who will be presenting Sustainability now!, a conference on sustainable investment. President and Founder of Blue like an Orange, Badré strongly believes that “ethical capitalism” is the new normal for finance. Blue like an Orange aims to provide capital for sustainable growth that benefits everyone, from investors to the projects and SMEs it invests in to the communities that surround them..
DISCUSSION PANEL: What is the future of food?
Jean-Martin Fortier, Quebec farmer, author and expert on organic agriculture, will conduct a discussion panel made up of three chefs who engage with the issue of local food: John Winter Russell (Candide), Colombe St-Pierre (Chez St-Pierre) and Normand Laprise (Toqué).
Juan-Luis Klein, Professor in the UQAM’s Geography Department and Director of the Center for research on social innovations (CRISES) will conduct the first workshop: “Hit your targets: Measuring social impact.” Also, Viviane Sergi and Claudine Bonneau, professors in ESG UQAM’s Management and Technology Department and Hugo Steben, Director of Social Entrepreneurship at the Maison de l’Innovation Social (MIS), will run the workshop “Come together: Collaborating for social innovation”.
Hurry up, there is little time left to buy your pass! If you have a keen interest for entrepreneurship and social impact, this event is for you. Please note that the event will however be mainly given in French.
THE MONTREAL SUMMIT ON INNOVATION IS SUPPORTED BY: