Marguerite Mendell (Concordia Univ.) is an economist who co-founded the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy. Her research addresses impact investing, social enterprise, community economic development and economic democracy. She was a member of the Advisory Group of the Global Task Force on Impact Investing, which will continue as a post-summit Canadian network of practitioners, researchers and policymakers. She is a member of the Chantier de l’économie sociale Board, a founding member of CAP Finance —a network of solidarity finance and development capital—, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group on Social Economy and Social Innovation of the Trento Center and of LEED-OECD-Paris. She received the Marie-Andrée Bertrand Prix du Québec and was appointed Officer of Ordre national du Québec.