2017 - Financial & Services Organizations

Financial & Services Organizations

Christine Bergeron

Vice President, Community Business, Vancity Savings Credit Union

Since 2014, Christine has led a major push for impact investing that has driven Vancity to the forefront in Canada, growing their annual impact business lending 250% to over $300 million, and providing affordable capital to support hundreds of small businesses, clean tech companies, energy efficiency enhancements, and social enterprises.  Behind the growth?  Increasing the team writing impact deals from a small minority to almost everyone, improving outreach to start ups and social enterprises through partnering with UBC, SFU’s Radius Ventures, and the Women’s Enterprise Centre, and laying foundations for the impact investing ecosystem in BC.