The Winter Innovation Summit is the premier cross-industry event in social impact, innovation, and investing. This year’s Summit will bring together policymakers, funders, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to explore the future of social innovation across the globe. Join us for the latest breakthroughs in social impact, innovation, and investing; ski the greatest snow on Earth; and experience the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Endowed by James Lee Sorenson in 2013, Sorenson Impact focuses on impact investing; impact measurement; program performance & innovation; and field-building through its think tank. Building upon the traditions and approach of Sorenson Impact’s predecessor, the University Venture Fund (a student-supported venture fund) we accelerate the impact of social enterprises and nonprofits.
Since its inception, Sorenson Impact has leveraged seed funds with the following results: direct facilitation of over $100 million in impact investments in over 15 countries; acquisition of 4 U.S. Federal grants for advancing Social Impact Bond development in areas such as criminal recidivism, early childhood outcomes, mental health, and homelessness; raising $10 million in venture capital for University Venture Fund II; and endowing two full professorships focused on social impact.
The second edition of Microfinance summit will indicate different perspectives between the West and the East Europe while identifying future challenges and overcome bottom lines. As the important segment is also comprised inclusion of the very rural and nun-developed areas among developing countries and helping them to find out new ways distributing the finances.
Alongside the Summit focus is towards social inclusion of Microfinance sector and social impact on financing, regarding impact investing of social and environmental success. Last but not less, the future development of Microfinance segment after 2020, the latest innovation that financial institution is facing while keeping on track with last and upcoming technologies and innovations besides intelligence platforms.
Microfinance in 2018 enters the Second Annual Summit succeeding the first Summit in Barcelona where overall discussions covered the power of Microfinance and future dimensions in micro-business segment, as well as, other minority segments in societies and social mission behind.
Join us for our monthly Accelerator Stand-up Call held on the fourth Thursday of every month and graciously hosted by Ryan Ross of Halcyon Incubator!
Emerging from the Accelerating the Accelerators (AtA) Collective Impact Project (CIP) on the topic of ongoing communications, Conveners.org launched a regular monthly half-hour accelerator call in March 2016 to spark a strong sense of community and mutual exchange among impact accelerators.
Through the calls, we provide accelerators with a vital means of connecting with each other regularly for peer support in (but not limited to) the following areas:
- identifying tried-and-true advice on solutions, tools, resources, best practices;
- introductions for face-to-face meetings particularly when planning a trip; and
- drawing attention to interesting developments in the social enterprise space looking six months out.
Social Capital Markets (SOCAP), the premier conference at the intersection of money and meaning, is coming to the Pacific Northwest. Monday, February 5th, 2018, 9am-6pm at Impact Hub Seattle.
Aimed at increasing the flow of capital toward social good, this event brings together impact investors new to the field along with experts steeped in experience. A full day of education and interactive workshops will feature three simultaneous tracks of content: Impact Investing 101 for beginners, 201 for those with some knowledge or experience, and 301 for the lifetime learners who want to deepen their practices and connections in the field.
- The origin story of impact investing
- Facts about today’s impact investors
- Transitioning from philanthropy to investing
- Investing one’s time and experience in addition to capital
- Global vs. local investing
- Sustainable forestry and eco-investing
- Gender-lens and racial equity
- 100% impact across an entire portfolio
- Alternative investment structures
- Building a stronger impact ecosystem
Speakers from: The Impact Finance Center, Global Partnerships, Ecotrust, The Cascadia Foodshed Financing Project, Seattle Foundation, Capria, Fledge, the Seattle Impact Investing Group, Social Venture Partners, Investors’ Circle, Investorflow.org, and more.
SOCAP 365 PNW invites all individual investors, family offices, wealth advisors, and fund managers interested in learning more about impact investing and strengthening their regional network to attend.
In addition to the speakers, breakfast, lunch, and happy hour, the event will include curated connections: introducing like-minded investors with each other and helping foster connections that will extend beyond this one day event.
The Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) conference is hosted by Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business Net Impact Club. It is the largest event of its kind in the Southeast and the largest student-led conference at The Fuqua School of Business. The event explores rapidly evolving opportunities in the fields of social impact and sustainability to bring positive and sustainable change.
Each year, the conference brings together hundreds of attendees and speakers from the public, private, and social sectors to discuss innovative business models, collaborations and partnerships, and ideas that are creating lasting social impact around the world.
Business is an essential partner for social change. The Net Impact Club engages and deepens students’ understanding about the intersection of business and social and environmental impact. We directly serve Fuqua with the aim of generating ripple effects throughout the larger Duke, and Durham, communities as well as future business and non-profit leaders. We offer social impact and sustainability-focused events, build networks of students and professionals, and empower our members with actionable ideas. These activities expose students to the concept of making a difference through their careers, support those who prioritize making positive impacts, and attract more socially and environmentally conscious leaders to Fuqua.
On February 8th, 2018, The Investment Integration Project (TIIP) and Morningstar will co-host an event that explores the ways in which investors can now go beyond ESG and impact measurement and reporting at the portfolio level to capture and communicate their progress at a system-level. The event will take place at Morningstar’s headquarters at 22 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, and will begin at 8:30am (registration opens at 8:00am) and will conclude by noon that day. The discussion on February 8th will build on TIIP’s previously published Tipping Points 2016: Summary of 50 Asset Owners’ and Managers’ Approaches to Investing in Global Systems and will serve to launch its forthcoming publication on the Roadmap to Measuring the Effectiveness of System-Level Investing Approaches, written by William Burckart, Steve Lydenberg, and Jessica Ziegler of TIIP.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - 1 DayFriday
FINCA, in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation is organizing a one-day learning and networking event. At this event, FINCA will share insights and learnings from its four-year partnership with the Mastercard Foundation deploying alternative delivery channels in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. This learning event is being organized with support from Frontline Porter Novelli.
Event Venue: Serena Hotel [Marquee Tent]
To register please email Frank or contact Frank at +255 783 211 123 or Brenda at +255 769 187 165.
The WBAF Annual Conference 2018 will focus on angel investors partnering with family offices and wealth management institutions. Start-ups, scale-ups and angel investors will be able to connect at the TAKE INVEST SUMMIT. The CEO-PRENEURSHIP SUMMIT will focus on transforming CEOs into angel investors, while the FINTECH SUMMIT will deal with issues of financial inclusion and ways to democratise access to finance. And don’t miss the opportunity generate innovative ideas to mobilise private and public capital for the social good at the IMPACT INVESTMENT SUMMIT.
As a global organisation, the World Business Angels Investment Forum brings together key players of the equity market to discuss the benefits of and the challenges to the angel investment community’s achieving successful growth for their businesses and to discuss what more can be done to connect the early-stage market ecosystem.
In the wake of the global economic crisis, it was far from easy to reach out for any kind of finance, smart or otherwise.The World Business Angels Investment Forum focuses on developing innovative financial instruments for entrepreneurs and SMEs as a part of its global agenda.