Kevin Jones

Founder & Convener
SOCAP

Bio

Kevin Jones creates information businesses inside emerging markets. He believes that markets emerge in conversation, as people try to explain and understand value. But this market is not like others he’s been in, and that’s what makes it more interesting and more important. The social capital market adds the dimension of impact, what your money actually does in the world before it comes back to you as a gain or loss, to the traditional risk and reward investment equation. Looking at impact is what has enabled SOCAP to be at the vital intersection of money and meaning, Kevin said. Besides SOCAP, Kevin is founder of Good Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in social enterprises. He is also part of the team launching the first U.S. node of the Hub, a network of more than a dozen work spaces for social entrepreneurs in cities across the world from Cairo to London. His previous six businesses all achieved market dominance before he left or sold them. As a journalist, he has been a columnist for Forbes and Business 2.0 magazines. Early in his career as a journalist his reporting sent a sheriff to prison on 53 counts of fraud. He has been on the boards of Social Enterprise Alliance, the association of non profit social enterprises, and Social Venture Partners International, a network of engaged philanthropy circles. Kevin also led a malaria project in Zwaziland and Mozambique, working with Jeff Sachs of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. Finally, during his 20 year business career in Mississippi he was heavily involved in public school advocacy. He twitters @kevindoylejones.

All Kevin's Posts:

Notes on Movement Building from a Convener

By Kevin Jones Movements happen when people who...


Why we started the Neighborhood Economics Conference

Since the very beginning, SOCAP has pioneered new...


Health: The Untapped Market

The U.S. spends $2.7 trillion each year on health...


Accelerating the Sharing Economy

For a conference series like SOCAP that thrives on...


Sharing Economy and Impact Investors Share the Same Values; They Should Make Common Cause

While we hope to send out the Good Capitalist on a...


Can I SHARE something with you?

SOCAP works hard to produce conferences at the...


Convener's Welcome

SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) is the world’s...


Selling Justice like Gatorade, as a Performance Enhancer

(Preface: This article is a critique of a status...


Scoping Out the Operating System for the Good Economy

What part of the operating system for the good...


Getting Real with the Gender Lens

Spoiler alert: We are planning to explore the...