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André Vashist

André Pawan Vashist

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I am committed to shifting dynamics of power, equity and inclusion by transforming organizations and collaborations into networks and ecosystems.

As an ecosystem facilitator of multi-stakeholder collaborations that nurture reconciliation, regeneration and resilience, I design and implement complex collaborations between government, academic, business, finance and nonprofit sectors.

With 13 years of nonprofit and social enterprise management experience, I have successfully raised over $10 million in grants and social financing for community. Areas of expertise include: Equity & Inclusion, Climate & Biodiversity, Facilitating Collaboration, Network Development, Business Modelling, Evaluation & Impact, Fundraising & Social Finance, Communications, Team Development and Training

At Pillar, co-led the launch of a national leading placed social finance intermediary, VERGE Capital ($3M AUM); co-design Canada’s second largest ecosystem project for women’s entrepreneurship, Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network ($3.5M); and co-managed the implementation and relaunch of a $1M Community Bond for Innovation Works.

With community, co-facilitated the start and scaling first of its kind conservation finance initiative, Deskhan Ziibi Conservation Impact Bond; and co-managed the development of community wealth model for mid-sized cities, Inclusive Economy London.

Areas of Expertise

Collective Impact, Developmental Evaluation, Scaling Impact, Social Enterprise, Social Finance

Working Language(s)

English, French

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