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Bridges Not Walls: Interdependence Powering Greater Impact in North America and Beyond
Adam Spence, SVX
Our world is facing a rising tide of nationalism that threatens to divide us, and a related rise in skepticism for well-established facts that threatens our ability to address our most pressing problems from climate change to inequality. We recognize that our communities, countries, and ecosystems are interdependent. It has never been more necessary to create genuine connections between nations and regions for talent, capital, and expertise to effectively mobilize impact entrepreneurs and investors. We can also save valuable time and resources and achieve greater impact and results if we learn from and work with each other. But what can we really do as an impact investing sector and as a movement to create bridges between nations to help us tackle the urgent problems we face? SVX has worked with partners across borders to support the development of local ecosystems of impact ventures and investors. We will explore SVX as a case study to explore a model of bridge-building and interdependence in impact investing in North America, from Canada to Mexico. This will kickstart an interactive workshop to design and build practical bridges between nations outside of large scale institutions and processes. Help us build bridges by identifying common challenges, discussing cross-border collaboration opportunities, and sharing assets with your fellow workshop participants.
collaboration, economic development, impact investing, interdependence, social enterprise
John Katovich, Founder, SVX.US and President, Cutting Edge Capital Laura Ortiz Montemayor, Founder, SVX Mexico Adam Spence, Director and UDP, SVX Canada
- June 14, 2017
Final day to submit an idea.
- June 15 - 29, 2017
Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
- June 30 - July 13, 2017
Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
- July 14, 2017
Winning sessions announced to session organizers.
A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!ENTER TO WIN