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Jana Svedova

Jana Svedova

Director, Impact Investing

Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing at the Sauder School of Business





Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing at the Sauder School of Business

Director, Impact Investing

Leading the development of an impact investing initiative at the ISIS Centre for Sustainability and Social Innovation at the Sauder School of Business. Our mission is to support the growth of the Impact Investing field through applied research and collaborative initiatives engaging investors, funders, students, entrepreneurs, academics and policymakers.

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Career medium 03

ISIS Research Centre at the Sauder School of Business

Director, Social Innovation

Development and implementation of a social venture accelerator program leveraging university resources and knowledge to accelerate the work of social entrepreneurs creating impact in British Columbia, Canada and globally.

The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub at ISIS offers a dynamic space to incubate social venture growth by bringing together university resources, access to new networks, peer learning, and improved investment readiness. The Innovation Hub is defined by its passionate community and collaborative environment.


Synergy Social Ventures


Synergy Social Ventures is a non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurial solutions to social, economic and environmental problems. We work with young social ventures in South East Asia and China by providing capacity building support and access to financing to enable entrepreneurs to grow their ventures and impact. For philanthropists, we provide advisory services to help design and implement philanthropic investment/venture philanthropy strategies and effectively deploy capital to social ventures.

Career medium 04
Career medium 06

Sow Asia Foundation

Investment Manager

Investment Manager for impact investing fund focused on social enterprises in SE Asia and China.

Responsible for:
Deal sourcing of social ventures in SE Asia and China
Completing investment analysis (financial and social impact) and due diligence of potential investments and preparing investment proposals.
Managing relationships with portfolio enterprises and providing post-investment capacity building support;
Managing portfolio performance including financial and social impact metrics,


University of British Columbia

MBA Student, Class of 2010

Specialization: Strategic Management and International Business

Centre for Sustainability and Social Innovation

MBA Fellow

Research projects:
Financial Sustainability in Non Profit Organizations
Financial Tools for a Green Economy


Account Manager

Managed a portfolio of high net worth retail and small business clients, providing investment management, lending, and mortgage solutions.

Managed community banking/social finance relationships

Career medium 01


Personal Banker

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - School of Business and Management

Master of Business Administration - Exchange Term

The University of British Columbia

Master of Business Administration, Strategic Management, International Business

The University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations