NOTE: This event has been postponed until later in 2020 once the fears, concerns and impact of the COVID-19 virus have been alleviated. While the likelihood of any guests being exposed to the virus are extremely low, the speakers agreed this was the best course of action. They were to travel from Vancouver and this represents an unnecessary risk at this time. Thank you for your understanding.











The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, shown above) represent systemic problems that must be addressed in order to mitigate the social, ecological and economic catastrophe, locally and globally — and are designed to coalesce global efforts to achieve them. The challenges cannot be solved by philanthropy alone (and governments are far proving too slow to be effective).

Enter Impact Investing. What does that mean? Investing capital for social or environmental benefits alongside financial return. Impact investing is a new landscape to finance the SDGs and refocus community ventures, business and enterprise to work in concert with the public, non-profit and philanthropic sectors.

Join us for a discussion on how foundations and impact intermediaries can partner to catalyze the solutions to societies’ urgent problems, amplifying the impact of charitable efforts. Hear actual case studies and learn what these recipients are doing, how they benefit and how foundations, high-net-worth investors, institutional investors and non-accredited investors can find returns founded in social good and inclusion.


7:45 am Registration Opens | Full Breakfast & Refreshments Service Starts
8:00 am to 8: 45 am | Breakfast | Networking
8:45 am | Welcoming Remarks, Brendan Read, Foundation Magazine
8:50 am | Opening Remarks from Rhiza Capital & Other Speakers (TBA)
8:50 am to 10:00 am | Presentations
10:00 am to 10:30 am | Questions | Follow Up | Discussion
10:30 am | Briefing Concludes

Key Presenter and Host: Brian Smith, CEO, Rhiza Capital

Brian is an accomplished entrepreneur, investor and creative organizer for sustainable business and impactful economic development. Having founded and led successful non-profits, for-profits, and co-ops, Brian is uniquely skillful in a variety of models that have a positive impact. Brian co-founded and is the Chair of the Board of Persephone Brewing Company – “The Beer Farm”. Persephone is renowned for both award winning beer, the early adoption of ecologically positive systems and community impact, and is the only Certified B Corp brewery in Western Canada. Brian and his social ventures have received a number of awards including: Top 100 Impact Companies in North America (2019), Canadian Social Enterprise of the Year (2017), Widening our World Award (2016), Land Award (2016), Celebration of Excellence Award (2014), and Top 40 Under 40 Business People in Vancouver (2009).

Please register below. You are registering with Foundation Magazine to attend this year’s Breakfast Briefing. Confirmation will follow. Further details will be sent just before the event. Fees: Just $75.00 individual or just $175.00 for 3 people. Additional sponsorship available. Email for details.