Jory Cohen

Director of Finance and Impact Investment

Jory Cohen is the director of finance and impact investment at the Inspirit Foundation where he played an integral role in launching Inspirit’s 100% impact portfolio. He continues to lead the roll-out of that strategy while managing all aspects of the finance department. Before joining Inspirit, Jory was the managing director of Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI), an impact investing fund. He also co-founded an impact venture in East Africa based on the fair-market-value sales of honey. Since graduating from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University as the Valedictorian of his class, Jory quickly garnered a reputation as a next-generation leader in the impact investing field. Jory is often called upon to share his expertise within the sector and academic institutions. He’s also co-authored a children’s book.


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Day 1: Sep 15, 2020

Day 2: Sep 16, 2020

12:30 pm

12:30 pm

POWER PANEL DISCUSSION: Performance and COVID-19

How and Why ESG investments Have Outperformed Traditional Assets

The global pandemic caused unprecedented market volatility, which in turn affected traditional assets. However, there is evidence that ESG investments did relatively well as the markets responded to these unique conditions. Gain new insight into:

  • How ESG investments performed during COVID and if it is a trend that will continue
  • What inherent aspects of ESG investments fueled their returns
  • How policy and financial incentives will continue to drive the demand for ESG investments

Take note of ESG investment performance and calculate the prospect for future success