About Us

Welcome to the Home of the Impact Economy

SOCAP is the thought leadership platform for the accelerating movement towards a more just and sustainable economy.  We convene a global ecosystem and marketplace – social entrepreneurs, investors, foundation and nonprofit leaders, government and policy leaders, creators, corporations, academics, and beyond –  through live and digital experiences that educate, spur conversation, and inspire investment in positive impact.

Our mission is to unlock the power of markets for impact.

We unite around a shared passion for shaping the possible. SOCAP Global designs experiences to engage and amplify our community of dynamic individuals and organizations who share values of collaboration, curiosity, and a commitment to accelerating social and environmental solutions. In pursuit of that goal, we have convened more than 30,000 people since our first event in 2008.

A PLATFORM FOR IDEAS

Thought Leadership

Nurturing the ideas leading our global movement to achieve excellence in impact

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A GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM

Convening

Convening a global ecosystem and marketplace through live experiences year-round that inspire and enable impact

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AN INSTRUMENT FOR CHANGE

Networking

Connecting diverse organizations and their ecosystems to accelerate progress around a shared mission

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A BENCHMARK FOR EXCELENCE

Education

Amplifying expertise to scale impact and empower all to shape our future economy

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The foundation for all that we do

Money + Meaning Operating at the intersection of money and meaning, we believe markets create momentum to deliver solutions to the world's toughest problems.
Embrace the Possible Learn while leaning forward. Celebrate leading-edge ideas, experiments and applications, success or failure.
Connect Valuable Strangers Convening a global community – across sectors, issue areas, and geographies – creates unexpected content and connections that spark new relationships and catalyze ideas for progress.
Prioritize Integrity of Impact Unwavering commitment to cut through hype and focus on solutions with real potential for long term change.
Spark Impact Through Stories Curate and share stories that connect at a human level. Commitment to action is driven by stories that touch our hearts, reminding us why we’re doing the work.
Respect the Wisdom of the Crowd Deep experience and fresh insight are equally valuable – solutions won’t evolve by squatting on expertise.
Foster Serendipity Design physical and virtual spaces for unexpected moments of connection that spur interaction, ideation, collaboration, and lifelong relationships.
Always Room in the Big Tent Only with all perspectives represented will we create lasting change.
IMPACT

“This industry uses the power of finance and business to make the world a better place, and SOCAP, which is the biggest convener of all the main stakeholders in the industry, is a big part of the reason why.”

- Huffington Post, Impact

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MISSION

13+

YEARS

60+

EVENTS

250k+

PEOPLE

Team

Bob Caruso

Managing Partner

Kate Byrne

President

Luc Fagerberg

COO

Cari Hanson

Vice-President, SOCAP

Keisha Senter

Senior Content Manager, SPECTRUM

Alex Kravitz

Director, Total Impact

Deborah Ayanna

Communications Manager

Fabienne Blanc

Operations Associate

Amanda Lee

Production Director

Casey Terrazas

Technical Director

Advisory Board

Fran Seegull

Executive Director, U.S. Impact Investing Alliance

Rehana Nathoo

Founder and CEO, Spectrum Impact

Jed Emerson

Jed Emerson, Founder, Blended Value

Ben Thornley

Managing Partner, Tideline

Andrea Phillips

Founder and Managing Partner, The Community Outcomes Fund, Maycomb Capital

Andrea Armeni

Co-founder and Executive Director, Transform Finance

Board of Directors

Bob Caruso

Chairman

John Morris

Member

Denmark West

Member

Lindsay Zizumbo

Designee of Jim Sorenson
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