Allyson Hewitt

Vice President, Impact, MaRS Discovery District

As the Vice President, Impact at MaRS DD in Toronto, Allyson has assisted hundreds of social ventures to become economically sustainable and increase their social impact. She led Social Innovation Generation which created a culture of social innovation in Canada. She developed and now supports the Centre for Impact Investing; Solutions Lab; and (formerly) Studio Y. Currently Allyson is working to engage corporate Canada in solving our most complex challenges. She is on faculty at the University of Waterloo (Social Entrepreneurship & CSR) and SingularityU Canada (Impact). She was also the Thinker in Residence developing the “purpose economy” in Australia.

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