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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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.

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How to Start Networking at SOCAP19 Now

SOCAP19 isn’t until October, but the conversations have already started on Pathable–the official conference networking platform.

As of early August, hundreds of registered ticket holders have already created Pathable profiles and are using the app to learn about their fellow attendees, send introductory messages, and set meetings. If you have already bought your ticket to SOCAP19, but have not yet personalized your Pathable profile, we highly recommend that you do so as soon as possible. A little preparation now can go a long way towards ensuring you get the most out of your SOCAP19 experience.

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Driving Impact in Opportunity Zones at the Kresge Foundation on Episode 27 of SOCAP’s Money + Meaning Podcast

The new Opportunity Zone legislation is expected to drive billions of dollars of investment into low income communities around the country. Yet, with limited oversight, this capital has as much potential to harm communities as is does to benefit them. In an effort to set a precedent for transparency in this new space, the Kresge Foundation has recently committed $22 million to two Opportunity Funds in exchange for higher levels of reporting and accountability. In this episode, Rip Rapson, President and CEO of the Kresge Foundation, and Kresge Social Investment Officer Aaron Seybert discuss the innovative way the foundation is working to shape OZ investment.

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