Congratulations to our 33 SOCAP Open Selected Sessions
Of the hundreds of strong proposals we received this year for SOCAP Open sessions, the content team has tallied the votes and selected 33 sessions to include as part of our SOCAP21 Virtual event. This year’s SOCAP Open sessions include interactive workshops, panels, pitch events, and other alternative formats.
As always, we are grateful to all of you who sent in your session ideas and to everyone who voted and commented on proposals. Your thoughts, ideas, and creative session formats really help to shape the overall content that will be presented at SOCAP21 Virtual.
And special congratulations to our top vote getter: “Leveraging Tech-led Innovations to Create Impact at Scale: The India Experience”!
Check out the exciting, informative, and critical topics, organizations, and themes our SOCAP Open sessions will cover this year.
Don’t miss the opportunity to interact and learn with these impact leaders — join us at SOCAP21!
Check Out All of Our Selected SOCAP21 Open Sessions
|Session Title||Submitter||Submitter Organization||Session Theme|
|Catalyzing Capital to Local Leaders: How to navigate and simultaneously dismantle neo-colonialism in impact investing||Alex Pan||Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University||Impact Investing | Equity & Inclusion | Social Entrepreneurship|
|Setting the Table for Equity and Inclusion? Pull up a Chair for the Employees!||Alexandra Korijn||New AJE Capital||Equity & Inclusion | Impact Investing | Social Entrepreneurship|
|Building Back Better: How investing in employee ownership creates resiliency for workers, businesses and local economies||Alison Powers||Capital Impact Partners||Equity & Inclusion | Social Entrepreneurship | Impact Investing|
|From farmers to sovereign governments – emerging fintech is addressing the $162B protection gap. How?||Amanda West||Mercy Corps Ventures||Equity & Inclusion | Stakeholder Economics & Leadership|
|We Need Nature Now: Investing in Biodiversity, Economies and Humankind||Andrew Tingley||The Nature Conservancy||Impact Investing | Climate Action|
|ICM VC Salon: Introducing Underrepresented Founders to ICM Members||Annie Olszewski||Impact Capital Managers||Equity & Inclusion | Impact Investing | Social Entrepreneurship|
|Inclusive Wealth Creation: Reimagining Real Estate to Profit Renters, Communities and Investors||Brian Wolak||Enterprise Community Partners||Equity & Inclusion | Stakeholder Economics & Leadership | Impact Investing|
|Think the climate crisis is hopeless? Ever wish you were a United Nations delegate? Love role-playing? Come negotiate a plan to fight global warming with our MIT-designed, interactive flight simulator.||Christina Page||Climate Interactive||Climate Action | Equity & Inclusion|
|Leveraging Tech-led Innovations to create Impact at Scale: The India Experience||Deepanshi Balooni||Impact Investors Council (IIC)||Impact Investing | Social Entrepreneurship | Sustainable Development | Equity & Inclusion|
|Driving Inclusive Growth through Corporate Social Procurement||Emily Gannam||Acumen||Equity & Inclusion | Impact Investing | Stakeholder Economics & Leadership | Sustainable Development | Social Entrepreneurship|
|State of the Field and Practice of Impact Investing||Fran Seegull||U.S. Impact Investing Alliance||Impact Investing | Equity & Inclusion|
|Tiburon Tank: A Pitch Competition for Latina Entrepreneurs||Jazmin Chavez||Hispanics in Philanthropy||Impact Investing | Social Entrepreneurship|
|Investing in Collaborative Innovation for Climate Justice||Jeannie Entin||Aclima||Climate Action | Equity & Inclusion | Impact Investing | Social Entrepreneurship|
|Busting Myths about the ‘S’ Dimension in ESG: Integrating Social Performance||Josh Koenig||Thomson Reuters Foundation||Equity & Inclusion | Impact Investing | Sustainable Development|
|What has changed in investing since the start of #MeToo, #BLM, #MMIW, and other racial / gender / social justice movements; what hasn’t; and where are the opportunities to invest for social justice right now?||Julianne Zimmerman||Reinventure Capital||Equity & Inclusion | Impact Investing|
|How to have real conversations about race within purpose driven organizations?||Laurie Spengler||Courageous Capital Advisors||Equity & Inclusion|
|Stakeholder Engagement: A Global Collaboration to Advance Practice||Lindsay Smalling||60 Decibels||Stakeholder Economics & Leadership | Impact Investing|
|What makes a healthcare investor an impact investor?||Marieke Spence||Impact Capital Managers||Equity & Inclusion | Impact Investing | Social Entrepreneurship | Stakeholder Economics & Leadership|
|Corporate Engagement and CDFIs||Matt Stratford||CNote||Impact Investing | Stakeholder Economics & Leadership|
|Ensuring inclusion for low-income populations in today’s acceleration to digital: The new tech-touch balance||Nazanine Scheuer||Accion||Equity & Inclusion|
|Digitized Small Businesses to the Rescue: How Technological Solutions Can Help the Global South’s Small Businesses Lead the Recovery from COVID-19||Nick Rosen||TechnoServe||Sustainable Development|
|How can we address climate readiness through community investment?||Nuray Ozbay||Self Help Federal Credit Union||Climate Action | Impact Investing|
|Behavior Change Design for Sustainable Development||Olga Elizarova||Play Collaborate Change||Sustainable Development | Social Entrepreneurship|
|Innovative DEI Investment Opportunities||Phil Kirshman||Syntrinsic Investment Counsel, LLC||Equity & Inclusion | Impact Investing|
|REAL People’s Fund, a model for community-controlled capital||Sabrina Wu||East Bay Community Foundation||Equity & Inclusion|
|Human-Centered Networking – A Happy Hour That’s Actually Fun||Sarah Sterling||Conveners.org||Equity & Inclusion|
|Using Impact Investments to Help the Incarcerated||Schuyler (“Sky”) Lance||SustainVC||Equity & Inclusion | Impact Investing|
|Designing MIT Solve’s 2022 Challenges||Sharon Bort||MIT Solve||Equity & Inclusion | Sustainable Development | Social Entrepreneurship | Climate Action|
|Driving Social Impact by Elevating Community Voices in International Development||Stacey Faella||Woodcock Foundation||Equity & Inclusion|
|The Moral Dilemma of Funding Radical Change – Is All Money, Good Money?||Tiffany Thompson||Echoing Green||Equity & Inclusion | Social Entrepreneurship|
|The Cutting Edge of Philanthropic Capital – Synthetic Impact Funds||Timothy Freundlich||ImpactAssets||Equity & Inclusion | Impact Investing | Social Entrepreneurship|
|Reimagining & Revolutionizing Investment through Rematriation||Vanessa Roanhorse||Roanhorse Consulting||Impact Investing | Equity & Inclusion | Social Entrepreneurship|
|Experiences and insights in social impact data collection for SMEs across sectors and geographies||Yaquta Fatehi||William Davidson Institute at University of Michigan||Equity & Inclusion | Impact Investing | Sustainable Development|