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The Invisible Heart – screening

October 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm MDT

$8 – $10

Three centuries after Adam Smith coined the term “the invisible hand” to describe the self-regulating nature of markets, the documentary The Invisible Heart tracks the birth of a new financial market. An unorthodox marriage between capitalism and charity, Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) promise to solve society’s most complex, intractable problems. But, do they? The 80-minute film follows SIB inventor and promoter Sir Ronald Cohen, as he travels the globe pitching politicians and investors against the backdrop of a growing SIB market. A venture capitalist turned impact investor, Sir Cohen believes finance is poised to become a powerful democratizing force in the 21st Century. The film examines SIBs, from design to implementation, through the eyes of venture capitalists, philanthropists, labour leaders, economists, social workers and end users, questioning the impact of profit incentives on the delivery of social services. The Invisible Heart by Canadian filmmaker Nadine Pequenezacontinues the Fall 2018 leg of its Canadian tour, premiering in Calgary, at Globe Cinema, October 17. A panel discussion follows the screening moderated by filmmaker Nadine Pequeneza with panelists: Martin Garber-Conrad, CEO, Edmonton Community Foundation; Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner, CEO, Calgary Counselling Centre, James Stauch, MEDes Director, Institute for Community Prosperity, Mount Royal University and Timothy Wild, MA, MSW, RSW Member, Calgary Social Workers for Social Justice. For tickets, click here.


October 17, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm MDT
$8 – $10
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Globe Cinema
617 - 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB Canada
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