First convened as a roundtable of social finance fund managers in 2012, our pan-Canadian network was formalized as the National Impact Investment Practitioners table (NIIPt) in 2014.
Focused on the pivotal role of social finance intermediaries in supporting the social purpose sector to effectively mobilize, amplify and deploy social finance capital for purposes aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, the NIIPt received a grant in 2019 through the Investment Readiness Program, to support key ecosystem deliverables including a "State of Affairs" assessment of Canada's social finance infrastructure and marketplace.
The NIIPt is a mission-driven, multilingual, pan-Canadian, pan-sectoral, pan-structural, practitioner-led community of practice. The forum is intended to bring together Canadian expertise in social finance:
The NIIP Table defines an impact investment practitioner as a Canadian-based and -operated entity:
Any organization that meets these criteria and supports the mission, mandate, core values and guiding principles is eligible and warmly welcome to join the Table. Those wishing to do so are asked to provide a letter to the Secretariat demonstrating alignment with the terms of reference, for endorsement by the Table.