The Social Capital Conference (SOCAP), the largest gathering of people and institutions working to infuse capitalism with new strategic initiatives for social good, gets underway today in San Francisco. The conference runs three days, and event’s line up of speakers are some of the most well-known pioneers in philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and business. The conference is sold-out, but you can view live streaming video of the event.
The conference has seven great tracks. Here are two examples:
Impact Investing Track
Impact investing is taking off. A handful of funds that mix social impact and financial return have crossed the magic $100 million mark and major institutional wealth managers are selling them to their clients. At the same time, new research says there is $120 billion in pent up but untapped investor/donor demand for tying meaning to money. Hear from the cutting edge organizations taking a high engagement approach to entering the market and deploying capital.
Tactical Philanthropy Track
The full spectrum of the social capital market includes philanthropic capital. Join the Tactical Philanthropy track and explore the role of philanthropic capital in both for-profit and nonprofit social enterprises and markets. The sessions will help donors and investors bridge the illusionary gap between acts of philanthropy and market rate social impact investments.