2017 Events & Conferences

Mark your calendars now for these upcoming events and conferences. Important topics they will cover include — but are not limited to — impact investing, startups, social entrepreneurship, corporate venture capital, and business support of the SDGs (Global Goals).

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Feb 15 The Economist: Mainstreaming Purpose-Driven Finance (NYC)

  • Join editors of The Economist and more than 200 leading financiers, institutional investors, policymakers, academics, impact investors and philanthropies to analyse the main opportunities and obstacles to the mainstreaming of impact investment.
  • #EconImpact @EconomistEvents

March 7–8 The Responsible Investment Forum (New York City)

  • Find out why leading global investors are putting increasing pressure on US managers to adopt stricter ESG principles as they consider investing in private equity and other alternative asset classes.
  • #RIForum

March 14–16 Confluence Philanthropy — 7th Annual Practitioners Gathering (New Orleans, LA)

  • Conference attendees are committed to building the field through strategic thinking and collaboration

March 21–22 Impact Summit Europe (The Hague, Netherlands)

  • This investor- and invitation-only conference aims to catalyze private institutional capital to support the financing of the SDGs and the mainstreaming of impact and sustainable development investing
  • @Impact_Summit

March 23–24 Impact Investing World Forum 2017 (London)

March 30 Impact 2 (Paris)

  • 1,500+ business leaders, policy makers, financial institutions and mission-driven organizations from 50 countries at the City Hall of Paris, the Impact² World Forum is the Davos of the New Economy.

April 3–7 Launch Festival (San Francisco)

  • The world’s largest startup event, supporting founders and inspiring innovation
  • @launchfestival

April 4–7 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship (Oxford)

  • Seeks to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems by uniting social entrepreneurs with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change. Forum delegates represent nearly 65 countries and participate in a range of interactive events in which delegates can openly share, collaborate, innovate, and, ultimately, advance social entrepreneurship.
  • @SkollFoundation, #skollwf

April 7 Wharton Social Impact Conference (Philadelphia)

  • Brings together a network of social entrepreneurs, impact investors, nonprofit and government executives, corporate “change makers,” philanthropists, and university students with the shared vision of driving social change.

April 25–26 Impact Capitalism Summit (Chicago)

  • Largest convening of investors focused on maximizing impact and maximizing return across asset classes, presented by Big Path Capital

May 10–12 US SIF Annual Conference: A New Climate for Investing in Impact (Chicago)

  • Unique opportunity to network with leaders of the sustainable, responsible and impact investing community, and to learn about new approaches, trends and policy developments in the field. The conference will attract representatives of investment management and advisory firms, research firms, financial planners and advisers, broker-dealers, community development institutions and asset owners such as pension funds and foundations, along with policymakers and corporate leaders.
  • @US_SIF #ussif17

May 22–25 Sustainable Brands ‘17— Redefining the Good Life (Detroit)

  • Over 300 speakers convene to jump start conversations around the potential for business success through purpose driven, sustainability-led innovation that creates scalable positive impact and profitability.
  • Sustainable Brands, #SB17Detroit

October 10–13 SOCAP17 (San Francisco)

  • Save the date for this annual intersection of money + meaning.
  • @SOCAPmarkets, #SOCAP17

*We will continue to update our conference calendar as the year progresses.



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