Paul Nagpal

Chair, Investment Committee

As the COO of the CFO Centre in Canada, Paul Nagpal’s focus is on helping companies grow, manage cash flow, and increase profit.  Since joining the CFO Centre eight years ago, he’s been able to provide part-time CFOs to hundreds of businesses across the country and help the organization itself grow by over 25% per year.


Prior to the CFO Centre, Paul worked in management consulting for over 16 years at Deloitte, AT Kearney, and Strateva Partners, with a focus on SMEs over the past decade.  He has developed go-to-market, customer acquisition, and new market-entry strategies; he also helped companies with merger integration, restructuring, and turnarounds.


Paul has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.  He is the Co-Chair of the board of Why Not Theatre, the Chair of the Investment Committee and the Impact Investment Subcommittee of the Laidlaw Foundation, and acts as a mentor to early-stage companies.

All Sessions by Paul Nagpal

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Day 1: May 12, 2022

Day 2: May 13, 2022

2:30 pm

2:30 pm

Case Study: Laidlaw Foundation

Building and Growing Your Impact Investments to Align With Your Mission

The shift toward impact investment has been a core principle for the Laidlaw Foundation for many years and will continue in the foreseeable future. Move your organization through trials and phases and take away some of the lessons learned surrounding the process developed by the Laidlaw Foundation. Determine how you can:

  • Move beyond negative screens to reallocate into real impact investments
  • Create investment groups that work together and pool resources
  • Doing your due diligence and create alignment while building the right asset mix

Assess the lessons learned on building an impact investment strategy