Jory Cohen

Director of Finance and Impact Investment

Jory Cohen is the director of finance and impact investment at the Inspirit Foundation where he played an integral role in launching Inspirit’s 100% impact portfolio. He continues to lead the roll-out of that strategy while managing all aspects of the finance department. Before joining Inspirit, Jory was the managing director of Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI), an impact investing fund. He also co-founded an impact venture in East Africa based on the fair-market-value sales of honey. Since graduating from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University as the Valedictorian of his class, Jory quickly garnered a reputation as a next-generation leader in the impact investing field. Jory is often called upon to share his expertise within the sector and academic institutions. He’s also co-authored a children’s book.

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Day 1: May 3, 2023

1:45 pm

1:45 pm



Measure success when transitioning to new sustainability investment portfolios.

Impact investing is moving up the agenda. Your organization will want to establish ground rules when measuring financial performance and new investments. How do you measure success before embarking on this new financial journey? Source practical tips to:

  • Prepare for your new journey: impact investing, why now?
  • Adopt metrics which best measure financial success
  • Convert metrics into successful investment decisions

Improve how you measure your financial performance to increase impact investments and achieve your mission.

2:55 pm

2:55 pm



100% Impact Portfolio: How to invest in line with your values and make an impact

With impact investing moving to the top of the agenda, foundations and endowments are adopting new tools and an array of products. Investing with impact is changing decision making, spanning public and private markets, backed by multi-asset strategies. Take away specifics on:
  • Obtaining an internal mandate for impact investing
  • Establishing financial and impact requirements for your endowment
  • Integrating impact investing at board and staff level to deliver your strategy

Day 2: May 4, 2023