Boann Social Impact Appoints Alicia Dubois as Chief Investment Officer | Business
VANCOUVER, British Columbia & TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 5, 2024–
Boann Social Impact is pleased to announce that Alicia Dubois has been appointed to the role of Chief Investment Officer, effective immediately. Alicia is an accomplished leader with pan-Canadian experience building markets and organizations with a focus on inclusive economic growth with shared outcomes, purpose-driven community engagement, and access to capital for marginalized peoples and sectors.
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“I am delighted to have Alicia join the team at Boann. She brings unique experience and talent to our team,” said Derek Ballantyne, CEO of Boann. “I look forward to Alicia’s strategic leadership and impact-focused business experience to help Boann advance impact investing in Canada. Our aim is to bring new capital to the table to back ideas and initiatives that will produce measurable, positive outcomes for our communities and climate, and Alicia is a great asset in that mission.
“Alicia brings impressive financial expertise and experience in deploying capital and developing and driving innovative strategic solutions that support social equity, innovation and prosperity. This is evidenced in her track record of challenging systems to drive capital and power to underserved communities, and to Indigenous Peoples in particular, in a way that allows for strong relations and meaningful outcomes.”
Driven by her background and lived experience, Alicia’s focus has been on advancing Indigenous Peoples and communities, and engaging and co-creating solutions with diverse sectors of society and the economy as a means to driving understanding, equality and alignment. Alicia’s most rewarding professional successes have involved developing and executing strategies that required large system changes and transformation. She served as CEO of the Royal BC Museum, where she led a major redevelopment strategy including province-wide community engagement, a renewal of the leadership team, the implementation of the provincial Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act and UNDRIP principles and transformative co-creation practices with diverse communities and stakeholders, as well as a $270 million capital project.
As CEO of Alberta’s Indigenous Opportunities Corporation she directed and oversaw the one-of-a-kind provincial Crown corporation supporting Indigenous investment in medium to large-scale projects by way of government loan guarantees ranging from $20 million to $250 million in value, with aggregate guarantee mandate cap of $1 billion.
As Vice President, Indigenous Markets at CIBC, she created and executed the bank’s first-ever national Indigenous Markets strategy, building a robust portfolio and reputation via a client-focused, culturally relevant approach to financial services that eclipsed target expectations under her leadership, and continues to celebrate outstanding success today.
She is also the co-creator and co-founder of the Indigenous Leadership Circle (ILC), a national application-based initiative that now boasts over 60 members and is welcoming its third cohort of young Indigenous professionals, with a focus on mentorship and advancing connection and social capital for young Indigenous leaders across Canada.
As the Chief Investment Officer, Alicia will oversee the investment and market development strategies for Boann Social Impact, developing the strategies that will ensure Boann’s capital is reaching undercapitalized sectors, communities, and geographies, while building on the expertise, capacity and relationships of Canada’s existing social impact investors to generate sustainable, positive and profitable social and environmental impacts.
She will also lead the development of Boann Impact Capital, a fund being developed for private and institutional investment in social impact, set to launch later this year. Boann Impact Capital will provide investors with a unique opportunity to access the impact investing marketplace and that supports innovative models that support positive social and economic outcomes.
About Boann Social Impact
Boann Social Impact LP is a partnership created collaboratively by the Table of Impact Investment Practitioners (TIIP) and Encasa Impact. Boann will invest $135 million of federal funds as well as comparable assets form private investors to create social impact and generate financial returns for investors. For more information, visit: http://www.boann.ca/
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