The deadlines for submitting SOCAP Open proposals for SOCAP17 and voting are now over. Unfortunately we are not able to accept late submissions. If you missed the deadline this year, you’ll have your chance again in 2018! Sign up for the SOCAP Newsletter to stay up to date on SOCAP Open next year. If you submitted a SOCAP Open proposal for SOCAP17, thank you for sharing your idea with us! Selected sessions will be announced in a few weeks. Questions about the selection process? SOCAP Open FAQs Featuring content created and produced by our community is key to our impact, relevance, and meaning. You can still join the conversation as an attendee when we convene at the intersection of money and meaning in San Francisco this October. Get your SOCAP17 Ticket Here
Social Media: The New Shareholder Activism
Megan Morrice, HIP Investor
Traditionally in impact investing, filing shareholder resolutions has been seen as a great way to create change. Today, you don’t have to be an stock owner in a company to have a direct line of access to them. More and more, individuals expect to be able to interact with the companies that they purchase from and invest in through social media. Has society’s citizen muscle been atrophying over the past decades, compounded with by the legislative uncertainty on the future of shareholder advocacy? After founding the #GrabYourWallet hashtag, Shannon Coulter had corporations email her to be removed from the list. FinTech companies like Open Invest and Aspiration are encouraging their clients to tweet at irresponsible companies right from their apps. Join us as we discuss how social media is ideal for people-driven movements and how it is influencing activism and divestment.
divestment, fintech, impact investing, social media
Megan Morrice, Client and Partnership Development at HIP Investor (moderator) Shannon Coulter, #GrabYourWallet Founder (confirmed) Vanessa Green, Executive Director of Divest-Invest Individual (confirmed) Josh Levin, Open Invest (confirmed)
Andrei Cherny, CEO of Aspiration or Irfan Kamal, VP of Marketing at Aspiration
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/business/the-unlikely-general-behind-an-anti-trump-boycott.html https://www.wired.com/2017/04/banking-app-guilts-socially-responsible-spending/ https://www.ecowatch.com/divest-pipeline-banks-2434765955.html http://www.triplepundit.com/2016/09/turning-ethical-investing-wall-street-disruptor/ http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/03/trump-tipping-point-ethical-investing/
- 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