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SOCAP in Review

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

SOCAP IN REVIEW

The Center reinforced its position as a thought leader and practitioner in social enterprise. Read about our role in mentoring entrepreneurs and advancing impact capital.

The eighth Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP13) took place earlier this month (Sept 3-6) at Fort Mason in San Francisco.  SOCAP focuses on the space between philanthropy and traditional capital markets. Over the past six years this gathering has grown to be the flagship conference in social investing and draws over 2000 social entrepreneurs, corporations, philanthropists, NGOs, and impact investors who believe you can invest with the goal of making a positive impact, while also making positive financial returns.

The Center was well represented at SOCAP. We co-hosted a reception with ANDE, Opportunity Collaboration , and the World Bank that drew over 400 attendees and guests. At our booth on the main floor of the conference facility, we promoted GSBI Online, GSBI Accelerator, and our Impact Capital program.

Most importantly, the Center submitted three panel proposals for the conference, and all three were selected with capacity attendance. John Kohler moderated Impact Investing: Keeping the Investor and Entrepreneur Happy. Thane Kreiner hosted Impact Investing and Spiritual Belief:  Breaking the Cycle of Persistent Poverty; and Andy Lieberman organized Innovation in Capacity Development for Social Enterprises.  Read these and other blogs here.

Tags: 2013, GSBI, Impact Capital, SOCAP, social entrepreneurs

 


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