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Join Us in Celebrating 24 Sessions Selected from the Community-Led SOCAP Open Process

SOCAP Global June 17, 2024

Meet us at SOCAP24 this October in San Francisco to see these take the stage!

To effectively unlock capital for impact, our core mission at SOCAP, we must hear from a wide array of voices, including those often unheard and underrepresented. For 12 years, SOCAP Open has invited changemakers in our community and beyond to engage those diverse, global perspectives, prioritizing voices that bring fresh insights and amplify new solutions.

Through this annual process, we welcome proposals from anyone interested in participating and then invite the SOCAP community to vote on their favorite submissions. Community-contributed content ensures that perspectives that might otherwise go unnoticed will be showcased. These innovative ideas become some of the most compelling sessions at our annual convening, presenting critical solutions that support our community in achieving our SOCAP24 theme, Going Deeper: Catalyzing Systems Change.

SOCAP Open submissions come from all around the world, bringing forward solutions from the brightest global minds to rethink existing structures and relationships and create a new way forward. The selected SOCAP Open sessions will have the opportunity to present on stage at SOCAP24, opening the conversation to our 2,500 attendees.

The response to the 2024 SOCAP Open was powerful and led to our most-engaged SOCAP Open ever. This year, more than 15,000 people voted for more than 400 submitted session ideas. With the help of our Content Curation Councils and content team, 24 full-length sessions were selected to take the stage at SOCAP24. These community-sourced sessions span across the eight SOCAP24 content tracks and account for about one-third of the event content. Explore the sessions and the organization that submitted each proposal below. Then, register to join us SOCAP24 from October 28 to 30 in San Francisco to attend these sessions live and be part of the conversation! 

SOCAP Open Sessions Selected for SOCAP24 (listed by track):

AI = Accelerating Impact

Capital Flows for Impact: Dialogues Around the State of Impact Investment

  • Deepening Inclusion For Greater Impact: Exploring Undiscovered Sector Potentials, submitted by African Continental Crafts 
  • Southeast Asia Impact Investing: Embarking with the Pioneers, submitted by Impact Square
  • Impact Acquisitions Funds: Surfing the ‘Silver Tsunami’ Towards Regenerative Economic Transition, submitted by Regenerative Capital Group

Catalytic Philanthropy

  • Investing in Change: Philanthropy’s Impact on Lending to the Underserved, submitted by Building Markets
  • Funding the Runway: Addressing Cash Flow Challenges for Emerging Investment Fund Managers, submitted by Catalyze
  • Unveiling Africa: The Emerging Frontier for Impact and Tech Investments and Impact-Driven Philanthropy, submitted by Ingressive Capital

DEI, Ownership and Impact

  • How Change Happens: Practical Steps for Investors Supporting SMEs to Achieve Gender Equity, submitted by Acumen
  • Investing for Systems Change: Opportunities in the Ownership Economy, submitted by Democracy at Work Institute
  • From the Womb to the World: Unearthing Intergenerational Trauma – Racism, Mental Health, and Systemic Change in Impact Investing, submitted by Hip Hop Public Health

Deploying Climate Capital

  • Women: The Best Climate Investment You Can Make, submitted by 2X Global
  • Systemic Investment into Urban Nature and Biodiversity, submitted by Ombrello Solutions
  • Adapt or Collapse: Addressing Risk and Impact Capital’s Role in Revitalizing the Food System, submitted by Opportunity International

Learning & Capital: Investing in Education

  • Reimagining Capital To Build New Economic Mobility Pathways, submitted by Merit America
  • A Global Look: ISAs Are Combining Accessibility, Affordability, and Sustainability. What Can We Learn from Providers Around the Globe? submitted by Global ISA Alliance
  • Embodied AI Companions and the Love of Learning, submitted by TeddyBot, Inc.

Regenerating Food Systems

  • Regenerative Economies: Finding True Impact Beyond Agriculture for Social, Natural & Human Capital Returns, submitted by Transformational Investing in Food Systems
  • Cooperation Across Complex Agriculture Supply Chains Scales Impact, submitted by Regrow
  • The Future of Food: Food as Medicine and Addressing Food Accessibility, submitted by Better Ventures

Transforming Health Systems

  • Introducing the G7 Impact Investment Initiative for Global Health, submitted by Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan
  • Philanthropy as a Spark: How Financial Innovation Ignites Change in Global Health, submitted by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
  • Reimagining the Mental Health Ecosystem: Perspectives from Venture Capitalism, Non-Profits, Entrepreneurs, and Therapists, submitted by SidePorch

Don’t miss your chance to see these sessions in person and be part of the conversation at SOCAP24. Reserve your spot now!

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