Fall Conference Preview

Photo of participants at SOCAP conference

Fall is the high season for impact investing conferences, and we're booked for our fair share this year. Here are some of the major ones where we'll be speaking, sponsoring, or just attending. For a full list of upcoming events check out our impact investing events page. We hope to connect with you all at some of these!


September 3-6, 2013

San Francisco, CA

SOCAP13 logoThe Social Capital Markets conference (SOCAP) is the largest impact investing conference in the U.S., attracting impact investors, fund managers, financial advisors, entrepreneurs, and industry followers for several days of sessions and plenary discussions.

U.S. Government Development Financing v. 2.0

Thursday - 10:30AM to 11:30AM

Moderated by our CEO Lisa Hall, this panel will showcase innovative financial mechanisms being employed by different U.S. government agencies to catalyze long-term economic growth and social impact.

This is Impact Investing: The Inner Workings of 15 Outstanding Funds and the Practices they Share

Wednesday - 2:45PM to 3:45PM and 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Panel participants, including our Chief Strategy Officer Jennifer Pryce, will discuss how to rethink everything about successful impact investing: from our understanding of the field, to the way we measure success, and the roles of public, philanthropic, and mainstream financial players.

What's Next

Friday - 11:30AM to 12:30PM

Calvert Foundation board member and founder of Calvert Investments Wayne Silby will join leaders and innovators from around the social capital markets to share what they and others are working on now that will change the landscape in 3-5 years.

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Opportunity Finance Network Conference

October 15-18, 2013

Philadelphia, PA

logo-OFN-2013The Opportunity Finance Network's (OFN) 2013 annual conference brings together Community Development Financial Institution staff, funders, policymakers, and investors to celebrate the transformational work of the opportunity finance industry's work to align capital with justice. Join us to commune, learn from each other, and tap into the spirit of Philadelphia. Our lending team be there talking to development organizations about their financing needs and will host a breakfast of appreciation for our portfolio partners.

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Social Venture Network Fall Conference

October 17-20, 2013

Baltimore, MD

logo-SVNSocial Venture Network's Fall 2013 conference connects business leaders and social entrepreneurs to help build a just and sustainable economy. Join us for courageous conversations about sustainable business, including a discussion of impact investing myths and opportunities with our CEO Lisa Hall.

Impact Investing: Myths and Opportunities

Saturday - 11AM to 12:15PM

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SRI Conference

October 28-30, 2013

Boardmoor, CO

logo_SRIThe SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing is the premier annual gathering of investors and investment professionals working to direct the flow of investment capital in more positive, healthy, and transformative ways. The SRI Conference offers many opportunities to meet and learn from passionate, creative people from all corners of the sustainable and responsible investment industry (SRI) in the United States and around the world.

Big Picture / Promise of Impact Investing

Tuesday - 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Join impact investing leaders, including Calvert Foundation CEO Lisa Hall, for a frank discussion of impact investing's challenges and opportunities, how it fits into the public market context, and what is needed to realize its promise.

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