Investors Trip to Central Asia

Investors Trip to Central Asia

You will have the chance to see some of the country side and at the same time visit, coach and consult some businesses that have a “purpose”.”


August 30 – September 8, 2018


  1. Tajikistan
  2. Kazakhstan
  3. Kyrgyzstan

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Business Conference, Vancouver

Business As Mission


Partnering with ACE Development Fund

Social impact investment conference

Modelling transformative businesses to create change and impact for communities most in need both locally and globally.

Date & Time

6pm – 9pm
Friday June 1st, 2018
8am – 4pm
Saturday June 2nd, 2018


Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel,
1133 West Hastings Street,
Vancouver, BC,
Date & Time

2-day Full Conference – $299
Friday Only – $149
Saturday Only – $ 199
Student Rate Full Conference – $150

*Scholarships or Partial Assistance available,

Conference topics

Ideas, strategies, community, networks, encouragement, engaging with people, design, creative energy, intentional networking, business design. 

Social Impact Investment
Business as Mission connects engages and inspires business leaders, who share a common goal of implementing business solutions to help bring people out of poverty and building a sustainable future through economic and social development.

Transformational Business
Our panel will be looking at what it means to be transformational in their own businesses by sharing their experiences about the impact their businesses are having a positive change in the community.

Mentorship/Eagle’s Nest
The Eagles Nest will provide opportunities for you to participate in the success of small businesses locally and internationally.  This could be through a financial donation, through your business or professional expertise, through business coaching, connecting through your network, or any other way that helps develop sustainable business solutions.

Join Us

This two-day event includes a chance to network with like-minded people, share ideas and knowledge, and collaborate to help entrepreneurs, business people, students, investors transform that way you think about how you do business and invest in social impact. 

June 1st

Friday night from 6-9pm there will be a networking reception with business people, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors and Non-for-profits.  Followed by a keynote speaker and another session with a panel of Investors/Business People called the Eagles’s (modeled after Dragon’s Den) who will share their own business as mission passion and journeys.

June 2nd

Saturday is a full day 8am-4pm Includes panel talks on the theology of business and another session on transformational business.  Followed by a networking lunch a time for people to share their experiences and stories and network with the panel and speakers.

June 2nd

Saturday is a full day 8am-4pm Includes panel talks on the theology of business and another session on transformational business.  Followed by a networking lunch a time for people to share their experiences and stories and network with the panel and speakers.

Eagle’s Nest

There will be a live “Dragon’s Den” (we call it Eagle’s Nest) where real-life entrepreneurs (both locally and internationally) pitch their business ideas to a panel of established business people people “the Eagles”. Each of these people on the panel have agreed to provide significant financial support for these small businesses, IF they have a sound business plan and IF they meet their criteria for success.  The audience will have a chance to have watch this live to see the start of their business that have a social impact or transform their community.

thank you

To Our Sponsors

In Collaboration With

Business Conference, ChiangMai

Business Training & Conferences

February 7-11, 2018    Chiangmail, Thailand

We look forward to this time of networking and collaborating with our partners in Asia as social entrepreneurs from around the world gather to learn from one another and from our training sessions. At least 4 entrepreneurs will pitch their business plans before a panel of business leaders for investment in an exciting shark tank like event.

BWAM NW 2017

BWAM NW 2017

We had a wonderful event in Seattle-Tacoma sharing about Social enterprise and Impact Investing. Our Speakers Gloria Nelund, CEO of Trilinc Global and Dr Kim Tan serial entrepreneur and Co-founder of Transformational Business Network were inspirational and spoke from a wealth of experience in the field.

Our shark tank like event called  ‘Eagles Nest’ had three presenters: Janice pitched for a Furniture Business in PNG, Blake for a Crossfit Gym in Kona and Rob who for a ferry in Nigeria. After some deliberation from our panel of experienced business leaders, Janice was received a loan to start the furniture making business in Papua New Guinea. We wish her all the very best in this new venture!

Gloria Nelund

Gloria Nelund

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer – TriLinc Global

Gloria Nelund co-founded TriLinc Global after a rewarding career as one of the most successful and visible executives in the international asset management industry. She is responsible for leading the Company’s high-level strategy and directing its growth since its founding in 2008. Gloria brings to TriLinc Global more than 30 years of experience in executive management of multi-billion dollar financial institutions, as well as deep expertise in the creation, sales and distribution of investment products.

Most recently, Gloria served as CEO of the U.S. Private Wealth Management Division at Deutsche Bank, the world’s fifth largest financial institution. In this capacity, she held fiduciary responsibility for more than $50 billion in investment assets, including more than $20 billion in emerging markets and credit instruments. In addition to her role as divisional CEO, Gloria served as the only female member of the Global Private Wealth Management Executive Committee.

Gloria has been a pioneer in the development of social impact products. She was instrumental in making Deutsche Bank a leading institutional supporter of microcredit, creating multiple programs to help Private Wealth Management clients learn about and invest in the sector. Gloria also served on the Board of the Deutsche Bank Americas Community Development Group, with responsibility for providing loans, investments and grants to targeted organizations throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Gloria also served as Managing Director of Scudder Kemper Investments prior to its purchase by Deutsche Bank. While at Scudder, she supported the development and growth of one of the industry’s first socially-responsible investment (SRI) products.

Prior to her tenure at Deutsche Bank, Gloria spent 16 years as an executive at Bank of America/Security Pacific Bank, most notably as President and CEO of BofA Capital Management, Inc., an investment management subsidiary managing $35 billion in assets for both retail and institutional investors. In addition to managing fixed-income and equity mutual funds in the U.S. and internationally, Gloria’s division was responsible for managing assets on behalf of public funds, common trust funds and corporate funds.

In addition to her activities with TriLinc, Ms. Nelund is an Independent Trustee of the Victory Funds, a mutual fund complex with more than $32.9 billion in assets under management. She is a life-long supporter of development-oriented philanthropic causes. She has volunteered as a teacher of at-risk youth in the Los Angeles Unified School District and the YMCA of Los Angeles. Gloria currently sits on the board of multiple not-for-profit organizations and actively supports entrepreneurship research and education. She is an active speaker and guest lecturer on Impact Investing at conferences and several top business schools, including Columbia, Georgetown, Wheaton, Kellogg, Stanford and MIT.

Dr. Kim Tan

Dato Dr. Kim Tan is the founder Chairman of SpringHill Management Ltd (UK), a fund management company in biotech and social venture capital investments. Dato Kim is the Chairman of the NCI Cancer Hospital (Malaysia) and a board director of a number of companies in Malaysia, India, the UK, South Africa and the USA. He is an advisor to a number of government agencies in Asia on biotechnology and is a board member of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Life Science Forum. He is the Chairman of the West Surrey & North Hants Innovation and Growth Team (UK). Kim Tan has a PhD in biochemistry and was the recipient of a PhD scholarship and four post-doctoral fellowships from the Medical Research Council (UK). He is the inventor of sheep monoclonal antibodies and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Kim Tan is the co-founder of Transformational Business Network, the UK charity with social transformational businesses in developing countries, including the Kuzuko Game Reserve (South Africa) and the Hagar Social Enterprise Group (Cambodia). He was a former director of Saracens Rugby Ltd (UK) and the former Chairman of Jubilee Action, the UK-based human rights organization working with street children in India, Africa, Philippines and Brazil.

Mr Cameron Denny MBA, FCCA, FCMA, MCT, MCIPS

He is a qualified Accountant with additional qualifications in Corporate Treasury and Procurement, as well as an MBA. He has worked in such blue chip companies as Nabisco, Nynex and Cable and Wireless, as well as being trained in KPMG. He spent 15 years in the Telecommunications industry, which included a period with one of the largest telecommunications companies in France, Intercomm, subsequently part of UPC, Europe’s largest cable communications company. Prior to joining SpringHill he worked in the Public Sector. He has worked in the Middle East, the Caribbean, the USA, France and the UK. He has a degree in Biology specialising in Microbiology.