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Jonathan Glencross

Head of Montréal Office, Purpose Capital

Jonathan Glencross describes himself as a serial social entrepreneur and it’s easy to see why. Bound by the desire to create positive social change, Jonathan’s work revolves around driving investment and entrepreneurship to address once-in-a-generation opportunities through Purpose Capital. He recently helped launch Nexus Canada, enabling Canada’s youth to join a global movement of 3,000-plus next generation wealth holders, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and impact investors from over 70 countries in a bid to accelerate solutions to global problems. He also led an international business coalition to determine how technology can unlock access to education for all on behalf of former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. He is now designing an initiative for 1M millennials to build high-impact companies over the next decade, and is the founder of an $8M fund for sustainability at McGill University.