GLOBAL ALLIANCE ANNOUNCED

SOCAP Global September 16, 2013

Global Alliance announced between SOCAP and SANKALP Forum to build an Information Network to further Impact Investing Market

The strategic partnership will support engaged dialogue between the Global South and Global North and strengthen the North – South Collaboration around emerging themes on Impact Investing and encourage harmonized growth of ideas.

San Francisco, September 12 – Sankalp Forum, a global platform to promote impact investing by Intellecap in India and Social Capital Markets, convener of the SOCAP conference series, announced a partnership here during the SOCAP13 conference in San Francisco.
The Alliance will support a collaborative effort to grow the global market of Impact Investing as an approach to development that engages a more effective dialogue between the Global South and the Global North.
On the announcement at SOCAP’s annual flagship event in the Bay Area, Vineet Rai, Co-founder and Chairman, Intellecap, said, “The alliance recognizes that innovations and entrepreneurs of the South, and knowledge and capital from the North need to come together to address the global challenge of exclusion and fractured development, and engage with both private sector and governments globally.  This partnership will allow us the opportunity to learn from each other as equal partners while making more effective contributions on influencing global policy both at G8 and G20.”
Specifically, the alliance aims to create a high quality information infrastructure that will allow cross-fertilization of ideas with capital, and harmonize the discussions around impact investing to signal a new beginning towards what can be achieved globally through cooperation and coordination by efforts in Mumbai and San Francisco.
Kevin Jones, Co-founder and Convener of Social Capital Markets, said, “Through this alliance we want to create a vital pipeline for Western investors to make meaningful contributions in the context of development both at home and abroad.  Capitalism is both contextual and cultural and we need to learn so that our capital and knowledge can create productive contributions to the global development agenda.”

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About Intellecap
Intellecap is a pioneer in providing innovative business solutions that help build and scale profitable and sustainable enterprises dedicated to social and environmental change. The Company’s unique positioning at the intersection of social and commercial business sectors allows it to attract and nurture intellectual capital that combines the business training of the commercial world with the passion and commitment of the social world to shape distinctive solutions. Intellecap was founded in 2002 and has more than 100 employees. Intellecap has worked with more than 60 clients on over 250 engagements across 15 countries.
For more information, please visit www.intellecap.com
About Sankalp Forum
Sankalp Forum, an Intellecap initiative, recognizes and supports innovative, sustainable, high impact social enterprises. Sankalp builds an enabling ecosystem for early-stage businesses, channels impact investments, and engages over 11,000 stakeholders globally through collaborative year-round initiatives. The Forum also mobilizes a community of entrepreneurs, investors, enablers and policy-makers to encourage innovation, facilitate scalability, and drive consensus on matters that aid social enterprise development.
Sankalp’s Annual Summit is the largest social enterprise focused gathering in the world, and in 2013, it partnered with Unconvention to become the Sankalp Unconvention Summit. The Summit brings together more than 1,000 delegates, thought leaders, industry experts, policy makers from around the world to voice, discuss, debate issues, trends and solutions that aid social enterprise development.
For more information, please visit www.sankalpforum.com
About Social Capital Markets
Social Capital Markets produces SOCAP, a world-renowned conference series dedicated to increasing the flow of capital towards social good. Since it began in 2008, SOCAP has convened 5,000+ global innovators – investors, entrepreneurs, government leaders, foundations, nonprofits, and more – who are building a new global market that exists at the intersection of money and meaning. SOCAP catalyzes unlikely connections through a diverse mix of content including social gatherings, panels, workshops, design sessions, art, and more. The annual flagship event is held each Fall at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.
For more information, please visit http://www.socialcapitalmarkets.net
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