To help you prepare for the conversations that will be taking place at SOCAP19 we asked our media partners to curate a selection of stories they have published that focus on one of today’s most important topics in the impact space. This week’s suggested reading comes from Dumbo Feather magazine.
How Access, Inclusion, and Impact can Close the Racial Wealth Gap: Highlights from SPECTRUM on Money + Meaning Episode 29
Despite bring the the fastest-growing population of American entrepreneurs, founders of color are systematically under-recognized and under-resourced in America today. How can we begin to build new systems that will support entrepreneurs of color? What will it take to build an inclusive impact economy? This past June, SOCAP convened the first ever SPECTRUM event in Atlanta to discuss these challenges and begin building an action plan to solve them. In this episode, we offer a selection of inspirational and insightful moments recorded live at SPECTRUM.
Using the Full Spectrum of Capital in Sustainable Fisheries: Episode 28 of SOCAP’s Money + Meaning Podcast
Foundations traditionally have grant-making staff and endowment investing staff that operate entirely independent of each other. How can we move past this traditional “two-pocket thinking” to utilize the full spectrum of capital – not just grants and market-rate investments – to better align a foundation’s entire portfolio with their desired impact outcomes? In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Gripne of the Impact Finance Center and Teresa Ish of the Walton Family Foundation discuss the work they are doing in this space and why creating sustainable fisheries requires innovative financing structures.
SOCAP’s Entrepreneur Catalyst Day on November 20th is open to all GSG Impact Summit attendees, including social entrepreneurs of all stages, accelerator leaders, early stage investors, and players from across the global impact ecosystem. Programming will include framing panels, interactive roundtables, and inspiring pitch sessions.