The Impact movement's flagship event
Our flagship is the vanguard of the emerging global impact economy – convening ideas and capital to catalyze world change. The largest gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders come together to accelerate progress against the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions.
SOCAP is the largest and most diverse impact investing community in the world.
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 content experiences that educate, spur collaboration, and inspire investment in positive impact. SOCAP unlocks the potential of markets to accelerate impact and have convened more than 100,000 people since our first event.
For more than 13 years, SOCAP Flagship has been the leading convener in the space.
Driven by the global pandemic and social and racial justice movements, 2020 saw a surge in impact investing and interest in the impact economy. We saw an acceleration and amplification of many of the challenges facing our society which led to a push for more purposeful investments, primarily driven by younger generations and women. The past year also forced many of us to slow down in our personal lives, providing a moment to reflect, reimagine and redesign what a just and inclusive future looks like. How is the SOCAP community and impact industry radically collaborating to rise to the massive challenges facing societies? And how are we holding ourselves and each other accountable to contributing to the future we all aspire to?
This year’s themes are intentionally broad. The challenges facing our society are complex; they are intersectional and none of them exist in a vacuum. None of the challenges can be solved without bringing everyone to the table-and we are intentionally designing SOCAP21 to include more voices and more perspectives in each and every conversation. Racial equity and representative voice will be woven into all of our themes and conversations. Artists and culture makers are critical to helping open up, surface and create durable solutions, we are adding their perspectives across our themes and discussions this year too. Solutions will require cross-sectoral innovation from around the globe, whether revolutionary or more evolutionary. We want to hear from the SOCAP Community, and beyond, about how you are rethinking and reimagining a more inclusive future.
Impact Investing is the umbrella that encompasses much of the work being done in the themes below. For that reason, with this category we are looking at fundamental industry questions. What are the innovative investment mechanisms that are being developed to encourage investment into underserved populations? How are the core impact investing conversations evolving and being codified among an increasingly disparate field? How are we democratizing impact products to make impact investing more accessible? How can we address the tension between deploying capital with speed and intentionality?
Equity and Inclusivity
To build an economy centered on equity, justice, inclusion and impact, we need to continue to peel back what’s behind racism and decolonize economic structures. We need to look for the intersections and build bridges toward new possibilities, reimagining how capital flows. To ensure a just transition to a new society and economy, we must focus efforts on opportunities for women and girls, people of color, indigenous people, LGBTIQ people, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, older or very young people. How are we including the lived experiences of underrepresented populations into building back better? How are we supporting these leaders forging solutions?
At the core of a just and equitable economy are the founders providing impactful goods and services, creating high quality jobs, and driving innovation for underserved populations. Many of these small and midsize enterprises are in the midst of an unprecedented year full of challenges. How are we providing the tools, resources, and connections to help these social entrepreneurs at a time when they are needed the most? What new innovations and solutions have been developed over the past year that need to be scaled and amplified?
Climate Action and Climate Justice
“Climate change is happening now and to all of us. No country or community is immune,” according to UN Secretary-General António Guterres. “And, as is always the case, the poor and vulnerable are the first to suffer and the worst hit.”
Preparing the economy, communities, people and planet for climate change is critical. The intersection of climate with racial and social justice is crucial for durable solutions. There are many areas to focus on from carbon reduction to infrastructure to supply chains to waste. How are investors and companies taking a portfolio-wide view? Recognizing that not all climate impacts are distributed equally, how are we growing strategies that center the most vulnerable populations in restorative and regenerative social and environmental solution design?
ESG and sustainable development become focus points for the global community and impact investors as we approach 2030 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) milestone. Highlighting issue areas such as health, affordable housing, education and work of the future.
How are SDGs being centered in innovative ways within strategy, portfolios and products to ensure we meet the 2030 deadline? How are we taking a global approach to learning best practices and gleaning insights to apply to a regional geography? What is needed to help foster regional impact ecosystems that bring the best of the best ideas forward to scale and model? How might we continue the connectivity and collaboration the virtual world provides us to accelerate ideas, cross-pollinate and localize actions?
Rethinking and reimagining an economy where everyone thrives is the responsibility of all impact leaders. Bold moves are required to shift toward stakeholder capitalism, net-zero, and regenerative market-based solutions, operations and practices. How are leaders and their enterprises measuring success in new ways? How are impact companies connecting to impact portfolios? What support do leaders need to make the transition and maintain centering impact? How might we create a community of accountability?
The social and economic ramifications of the COVID-19 are still playing out across the globe.
The pandemic is poised to set back decades of hard -won gains in global health from maternal and child health to infectious diseases. Additionally, a devastating impact on mental health is occurring across the world. How are we strengthening preparedness for these and future emergencies? What solutions and innovations are emerging in addressing health inequities, creating a global health workforce, child and maternal health, climate change and health and preventative care? How do we radically reimagine building back better for the global health sector with innovators, investors, new partnerships and communities?
The pandemic accelerated the shift to digital, highlighting and exacerbating the digital divide around the globe. Three billion people globally lack internet access, including 30 million in the U.S. alone. This means students can’t access online learning, the unemployed can’t submit job applications or attend training programs, and many can’t sign up for vaccination appointments – often the most vulnerable populations. There is also a profound negative impact on the global economy, representing trillions in lost productivity. What infrastructure and investments are necessary to bridge this digital divide? What innovations are happening to address this challenge in financial inclusion, education technology and other industries most impacted by lack of digital access?
Equity & Inclusivity
Impact Leadership for Stakeholder Capitalism
Syntrinsic Investment Counsel
Lead, Sustainability and US Interior Communities
Alexandra van der Ploeg
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
Regional Program Manager
New AJE Capital
Agnetha Jaime Gloshay
Native Women Lead
Cooperative and Community Initiatives Manager
Capital Impact Partners
Chief Lending and Investment Officer
Opportunity Finance Network
Co-Founder + CEO
Chief People Officer
VP Sustainability; Wholesale Credit & Market Risk Manager
HSBC Holdings plc
Co-founder & CEO
Weather Risk Management Services Private Limited (WRMS)
Managing Director, Center for Financial Markets
Åsa Skogström Feldt
IKEA Social Entrepreneurship BV
Head of Research Operations
Jesús Obrero Cooperativa
Principal, Bennett Freeman Associates LLC
Bennett Freeman Associates LLC
Co-Founder & CEO
Cloud to Street, PBC
Founder & Executive Director
Carolien de Bruin
Head of COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs
World Economic Forum
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Co-founder and CEO
Mukuru Clean Stoves
The Nature Conservancy
Senior Vice President
Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.
Renaissance Venture Capital
Senior Associate Investor Relations
VP, Head of Business Development
Southern Bancorp, Inc.
Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis Mastercard
Department of Commerce
President and CEO
Appalachian Community Capital
SVP Behavior Change Design
Decolonizing Wealth Project
Apollo Agriculture, Inc.
Lead, Learning & Solv[ED] Communities
Director, Portfolio Acceleration
The Sankofa Group
Senior Associate, Sustainable & Impact Investing
Senior Impact Analyst
U.S. Impact Investing Alliance
Incoming Cabinet Member, City of Tuxtepec and Community Advocate
Community of Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
George E. Ashton III
Managing Director, Strategic Investments
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Global Corporate Responsibility Leader
Chair of the Board
Southern Bancorp, Inc.
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO
Founder and Managing Partner
Concord Health Partners
Social Impact Advisor
Jane Reisman PhD
President and CEO
Calvert Impact Capital
Head of Small Business Growth Philanthropy
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director
Liberation in a Generation
Global Impact Entrepreneurship Leader
President and CEO
John W. Haines
Executive Director, Community Investment Trust
Managing Director, Impact Investments (Latinx Startup Fund)
Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Juan Carlos Thomas Soto
Global Entrepreneurship Director
Founders of Color, LLC
Director, Impact Investments
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Chief Community Officer
Mission Driven Finance
Co-founder & CEO
President & CEO
Courageous Capital Advisors, LLC
Runway & REAL People's Fund
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
The Sankofa Group
Cofounder & VP of Acquisition
Partner & Chief Venture Builder
Managing Director, Corporate Racial Equity
Founder & Partner
Sistahbiz Global Network
Restaurant Opportunities Center of The Bay
Impact Capital Managers
Chief Sustainability Officer and Global Head of Sustainability Strategy Advisory and Finance
Accion Venture Lab
Self-Help Credit Union & Ventures Fund
Council for Inclusive Capitalism
CEO & Co-Founder
Field Intelligence, Inc
RFK Human Rights
The Investment Integration Project (TIIP)
Nana Ama Nketia-Quaidoo
Community Development Manager
Advocates for Community Alternatives
Natalie Bridgeman Fields
Founder & Executive Director
Live Clean Initiatives
Director, Inclusiv Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy
Social Impact Investment Director
American Family Insurance
Founder and Behavior Change Designer
Play Collaborate Change
Founder & CEO
Adasina Social Capital
Regina ("Gina") Kline
Founder and CEO
Cofounder and Co-CEO
Pula Advisors AG
Director, Mission Investments
The Ford Foundation
Regional Head of Corporate Social Responsibility - APAC &EMEA
Senior Program Officer
East Bay Community Foundation
Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Ecosystem Integrity Fund
Manager, Community Programming
Co-founder & CEO
Omidyar Network India
Principal, Impact Investing
WES Mariam Assefa Fund
Founder and Managing Director
Rangsutra Crafts India
REAL Peoples Fund
Senior Director, Global Partnerships & Equity
Founder & Executive Director, Strategic Development
Mercy Corps Ventures
Apis & Heritage Capital Partners
President and CEO
Roanhorse Consulting, LLC
Managing Director, Measurement, Evaluation and Organizational Performance
The Rockefeller Foundation
William Davidson Institute at U. of Michigan
Chief Partnerships Officer
Senior Manager, Alumni & Marketing Campaigns
Distinguished University Professor of Conscious Enterprise and Chairman, Conscious Enterprise Center
Tecnologico de Monterrey
Artha Impact (Rianta Capital Zurich)
American Diesel Training Centers
Carla Thompson Payton
Vice-President of Program Strategy
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Henk Jan Beltman
Chief Chocolate Officer
Charles D. King
Ansaar Management Company
Managing Director for North & Central America
Global Director of Impact
Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF)
Consumer and Generational Strategist
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SOCAP21 Starter Pass
- Limited Access to Monday, Oct. 18 Opening Day live sessions only
- Discover other attendees and sponsors to connect with.
- All access to an immersive, 3-day SOCAP experience.
- Watch Spotlights & Panels. Participate in Educational Breakouts and Networking Sessions on a range of topics.
- Many more opportunities to network and learn from each other.
- Every session available on-demand to relive when it’s over.
- Attention: this ticket is not refundable
Tickets are non-refundable. The only exceptions are volunteers with prior approval of the volunteer coordinator.
We will not transfer the ticket to a future event. Since you will be able to access replays the sessions after the event, there will be no exceptions.
We will not refund tickets, accept no liability to you and will not pay any compensation where the performance of our obligations is prevented or affected directly or indirectly by or as a result of force majeure or any circumstances beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to, flood, earthquake, extreme adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, other acts of God, acts of terrorism (or threats of such acts), pandemics, fire, failure of electric power, failure of hardware or software, cyber security attacks or any collapse of building structures.
We do not give credit toward the following year’s conference.
We reserve the right to make changes to the Cancellation and Refund Policy at any time without notice, so please check back and review the Cancellation and Refund Policy from time to time.
If you cannot remember whether you have already registered, or suspect that you may have registered twice, ask us! The refund rules stated above apply to accidental multiple purchases.
No, we will not refund the difference if you get a better discount code in the future.
Discount codes cannot be combined.
However, if you simply forgot to apply your discount code at registration, please contact us RIGHT AWAY (within 24 hours) and we will give you the discount.
Most tickets are fully transferable. Exceptions: volunteers and complimentary tickets given to a specific person (scholarships, or speakers). Only the buyer of the ticket can transfer. The link is in the original order confirmation email.
If the self-edit option is disabled, or you cannot access your ticket, the original buyer of the ticket should email [email protected] with the following information about the new attendee: name, email address, cell phone number, gender, job title, company, city & state of residence.
Please update your records as soon as you know the name of each attendee, and preferably before October 15.
The name you gave us when registering is the name that will show up in Hopin (our conference platform) and that other attendees will see. We recommend that you update your Hopin profile and make it as accurate as possible, in order to avoid misunderstandings.
It is possible that some email addresses are misspelled or that several tickets share one email address. Hopin requires a unique address for each attendee. Please transfer the ticket(s) to the attendee’s own email address, or contact us so that we can update the records and make sure each of your attendees get a link to Hopin. Do this as soon as you suspect there is an issue.
About our online conference platform, Hopin
You will receive a “magic link” to access Hopin no later than 10 days before the start of the conference. We will re-send that link at least another time 48 hours before the start of the conference. You must click on that “magic link” to access Hopin and finalize your registration.
- Hopin works best on Chrome or Firefox
- If your work-issued computer has strict security, some Hopin features may not work or Hopin may not work at all. Consider using your private computer to access the conference.
- Star the email with the “magic link” and access the conference each morning
- If you used Zoom before login into Hopin, you might encounter issues preventing you from accessing the session. Restart your computer before accessing Hopin.
Networking at SOCAP21
You’re invited to join SOCAP Assembly, a new online platform where you can meet others in the impact movement at a greater scale than ever.
SOCAP21 ticket holders have received an invitation to an SOCAP21 Attendees-only group on August 26. That invitation will also be included with the Hopin access link.
If you have not received or located your invitation, sign in SOCAP Assembly and request access to the SOCAP21 Attendees’ group.
The SOCAP Assembly will be available indefinitely. Come back often to:
- Network, post content, and interact with content others have posted.
- Share information about yourself and your organization, post resources, questions, thoughts, and advice.
- Explore what our collective community is working on, learn from others to help accelerate your own impact, send direct messages, and follow other members.
- Join the main discussion group or subgroups broken out by themes, including equity & inclusion, climate action, and sustainable development.
Yes, most sessions will be recorded.
Networking sessions and sessions in the sponsor booths will not be recorded.
Main stage session will be available within hours. The recordings of the sessions will be available shortly after the conference.
To watch the recordings, go to the Agenda above. Sessions with a blue camera before the title are ready to watch.
Click on the title to open the session page and watch the video replay. Most recordings will only be available to ticket holders. You will first need to login with the email address you used to register.
The recordings will be accessible for at least a year. Make sure you remember which email address you used to register.