Join us in San Francisco this October to see these speakers take the stage at SOCAP23!
Each year, SOCAP Open helps us identify the most innovative new ideas from the SOCAP Global community and beyond. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to upload proposals. We then invite our community to vote on their favorite submissions. This year, session ideas were co-reviewed by our content team and our inaugural Content Curation Councils.
For the past 11 years, many of the most compelling sessions at SOCAP have come directly from this process. SOCAP Open enables us to ensure that speakers who need to be heard are given the platform to broadcast their ideas. Here, explore the more than 30 SOCAP Open sessions that will be presented at SOCAP23, October 23 to 25, in San Francisco. Register today to join these sessions live at SOCAP23!
SOCAP Open Sessions Presenting at SOCAP23:
SOCAP23 Open Sessions:
Catalyzing Investments in Nature-Based Solutions: Moving From Niche to Mainstream, submitted by New Leaf Climate Partners
Restorative Recreation: Healing Injustice with Rest, Play & Nature, submitted by ImpactFull, Inc.
From Luxury to Necessity: Wellbeing Driving Lasting Change in Impact Investing, submitted by Sorenson Impact Center
Accountable Impact: The Desired Death of Vanity Metrics, submitted by Advantage Capital
From What to How: A Workshop on Meaningful Impact Reporting, submitted by Avivar Capital
Practice Makes Perfect: System-Level Investing in Action, submitted by SecondMuse Capital
Innovative Blended Finance Approaches to Workforce Development: Investing in People, submitted by Pursuit
Fund Models for the 99% — Innovative Capital Products for Entrepreneurs, submitted by Catalyze
Building a Gender-Inclusive Fintech Sector: A Fast-Track to Innovation, Sustainability and Growth, submitted by Accion Venture Lab
Gender Lens Investing: Mitigating the Risk of Implosion, submitted by Spectrum Impact
Supporting the Frontlines of Climate Justice: Funding Early and Funding Big, submitted by Justice Funders
How Diversity Drives Returns: Lessons From Winning Portfolios, submitted by Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
Investing in the Food and Ag Supply Chain — and the People Behind Your Food, submitted by CapShift
Cacao, Coffee and Spices: Growing Smallholder Incomes Through Intentional Investment, submitted by Heifer International
Smart Contracts: Blockchain Technology as a Blended Finance Tool, submitted by EthicHub
Scaling Impact Through Collaboration: Rallying Stakeholders Around Blended Finance, submitted by NESsT
Unlocking Opportunities: Navigating Latin America’s Exit Environments, submitted by Sorenson Impact Foundation
Lessons in Executing a Successful Exit Strategy in Asia, submitted by Acumen
Rethinking Impact Capital in Africa: Private Credit as an Asset Class submitted by Enko Capital
SOCAP23 Open Delegate-Led Sessions
Delegate-led sessions are designed to develop deeper relationships and shared knowledge within smaller, focused groups of practitioners who are invested in the topic. The sessions will convene impact leaders from across the SOCAP community with shared interests to explore a topic and work together toward potential solutions.
How to Leverage the Right Data to Measure True Impact as We Combat Impact Washing, submitted by New Markets Support Company
Ending Polarization: How Community-Led Dialogues Bridge Divides and Rebuild Trust, submitted by 92NY’s Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact
Beyond the Dollar: Investing in Entrepreneur Support, submitted by ONE WORLD Training & Investments
Learnings From a Decade of Innovation Competitions: Developing a Better Model for Long-Term Solutions, submitted by Global Knowledge Initiative
Child Lens Investing: Fostering a New Way of Investing in Our Future, submitted by Save the Children Global Ventures
Disability: The Missing “D” in DEI, submitted by Sorenson Impact Center
Scaling Climate Finance Across the Fashion Sector, submitted by Apparel Impact Institute
Reimagining the “How” of Investing: A Toolkit for Participatory Investing, submitted by World Education Services
Non-Profit Impact Investing: The Why, How, and Ins & Outs, submitted by Volunteers of America, Inc.
Shifting Power and Decision Making to Local Actors: Locally Led Adaptation in Practice, submitted by Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano
Innovative Approaches to Investing in Rural Women Entrepreneurs in Africa, submitted by Ripples in Africa