Jane Bisbee is the Executive Director of the Social Enterprise Fund, one of Canada’s more active impact investment funds. Over the last decade, she has worked to build SEF’s portfolio to over 80 projects across many sectors, with more than $75M invested.
A special focus of Jane’s career has been the creation of non-traditional finance for small business, in particular the cultural industries, through work with the Association of Canadian Publishers, the Literary Press Group, the Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association, and the Province of Alberta. She is past president of the Edmonton International Film Festival and has served on many boards including the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Canada Give the Gift of Literacy Foundation and the Alberta Foundation for the Literary Arts. Jane currently serves on the board of the national Table for Impact Investment Practitioners, and as a steering committee member of Alberta SEED, a social finance ecosystem capacity builder. She was presented with a lifetime achievement award in 2006 by Alberta’s film industry, and is a fellow of the BALLE/RSF Financial Community Foundation Circle.