Vijay Venkatesan, CA, CPA
Vice President, Finance & Operations, London Community Foundation
As Vice President, Finance & Operations at London Community Foundation (LCF) Vijay oversees finance, accounting, IT, and human resource activities across the organization.
Vijay is an ex-officio member of the Finance and Audit, Investment and Social Finance Committees and supports these committees in executing their fiduciary responsibilities and strategic initiatives.
Active in the non-profit community, Vijay currently sits on London, Ontario local boards for the London intercommunity Health Centre (LIHC), Childcan, Leadership Table for the Mayors London for All: Poverty initiative, and is directly involved in several London affordable housing task force initiatives.
Vijay leads LCF’s social finance and impact investing portfolio and has stewarded the growth of its Social Impact Fund to over $20 million. Under his leadership, LCF has invested in a variety of affordable housing and social enterprise projects. Since its inception in 2012, LCF’s Social Impact Fund has invested a total of $12 million in London and the surrounding area.
Vijay holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Western University and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Windsor. He obtained his chartered accountant designation in 2003. He commenced his professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Assurance and Advisory Group, where he provided professional services to some of the firm’s top tier clients in the London area. Just prior to joining the Foundation, Vijay held several senior finance positions at George Weston Ltd (Loblaws) and Rogers Communications Inc.
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Day 1: Dec 2, 2020
Impact Investments: Ensure your Mission-Driven Impact Investment Strategies Meets your Mandate
Organizations are re-thinking the way they are investing in causes closest to their missions. Create a business case for philanthropic investment to drive value and returns. Master the success factors to:
- Focus on sustainable initiatives that scale and have a local impact
- Engage in direct investment initiatives though syndicate partnerships that support impact investments
- Invest in local-led initiatives that can create acceptable returns while furthering your mission
Day 2: Dec 3, 2020