OCT. 23-26, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO

Thank you for another amazing year!

SOCAP is the world’s leading conference activating the capital markets to drive positive social and environmental impact – convening the marketplace at the intersection of money and meaning. The conference brings together impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, business leaders and other innovators from across the world in a unique cross-sector approach to catalyze collaboration for change. Kicking off a new decade of impact at SOCAP18, we have gathered over 20,000 people in the past ten years to accelerate the flow of capital for good.

This industry uses the power of finance and business to make the world a better place, and SOCAP, which is the biggest convener of all the main stakeholders in the industry, is a big part of the reason why.

– Huffington Post, Impact

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How Cooperatives Build Community Wealth on Money + Meaning: Recorded Live at SOCAP 365 Baltimore

Cooperatives hold incredible promise to build wealth in marginalized communities and reduce the racial wealth gap but myths and misconceptions about alternative ownership models are common. Many lenders and investors are skeptical of cooperatively-owned businesses or find them too “risky” to qualify for investment. This episode, recorded live at a SOCAP 365 event in Baltimore, is a panel discussion about the promise of the cooperative model to create social and economic change, including frank observations about the challenges that often prevent these businesses from securing investment or achieving success at scale.

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Accelerating Financial Services That Work for Everyone on SOCAP’s Money + Meaning Podcast Episode 2.13

How can innovative financial technologies help marginalized and underserved communities manage their personal finances and build wealth over time? In this episode of Money and Meaning, host Alex Kravitz talks to Marcia Chong Rosado of Village Capital, an accelerator for social enterprises, and Ramona Ortega, Founder of My Money My Future, a platform providing personal financial guidance for millennials of color who have been overlooked by traditional financial institutions.

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All Voices Need to Be Heard: Unlikely Allies at MIT and Gates Foundation Discuss Democracy and Community Engagement – SOCAP’s Money + Meaning Podcast

On prior episodes of Money + Meaning, we have explored ways innovative ideas generated by unlikely allies can create change across institutions and communities. But what about the systemic level? Could conversations between people of different perspectives and backgrounds lead to more equitable economies or systems of government? In this episode, host Lindsay Smalling has a conversation that addresses these questions with unlikely allies who are working on civic engagement and democratic initiatives from two very different institutions: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Tech and Impact Pioneer Mitch Kapor on SOCAP’s Money + Meaning Podcast

Mitch Kapor is fond of saying, “genius is evenly distributed by ZIP Code, but opportunity is not.” So, in 2011 Mitch and his wife, Freada Kapor Klein, set out to tackle this issue by investing in seed stage tech startups closing gaps of access, opportunity, or outcome for low-income communities and communities of color in the US. After more than 100 investments over eight years, Kapor Capital has not only been been able to generate gap-closing social impact, but has done so while achieving financial returns in the top quartile among VC funds of similar size. In this episode, Mitch shares lessons learned from his journey into impact investing and tries to dispel harmful biases still embedded in the VC community.

PARTNERS

SUCCESS
INVESTMENT
Prudential
INNOVATION
Autodesk
Bain Capital
Tides
PITCH
Capital Impact
IDEA
NETWORK
Alterna
ANDE
Artemisia
Ashoka
B Lab
Buckminster Fuller Institute
CASE
Conveners
evpa
Gatherwell
Higher Ground Labs
Hive
Holland Fintech
Impact Hub
Invest with Values
Mission Investors Exchange
MIT Solve
New Ventures
Plus Acumen
Propeller
StartingBloc
SVX
toniic
Uncharted
MEDIA
Conscious Company Media
Devex
ImpactAlpha
NextBillion
Stanford Social Innovation Review
TriplePundit
Weekend Briefing
Wharton Social Impact

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