SOCAP16 And Beyond: A Community of Parts and Whole

Posted by on September 14th, 2016

By Jed Emerson As the SOCAP community gathers for its 9th convening, one can’t help but step back to reflect upon the journey we’ve been on over these recent years. Personally, I’ve been active in the world of impact investing, sustainable finance and effective philanthropy for nearly 30 …

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Leadership for Glocal Impact: Key Insights and Related SOCAP Sessions

Posted by on September 14th, 2016

A SOCAP Guest Post By Arjanna van der Plas What strategies can be employed to address the complex nature of social and environmental challenges on a local and global level? And how do we design systemic solutions inspired by the greatest future possibilities, rather than define them …

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SOCAP16 Daily Highlights – Wednesday

Posted by on September 14th, 2016

Welcome to Wednesday at SOCAP16! Come for breakfast beginning at 7:30 before the morning plenary. Breakfast will be served both in the Festival Pavilion and in the Big Top. Here are a few other selected SOCAP16 activities happening on the Fort Mason campus today that are not …

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Welcome to SOCAP16! Opening Day Highlights and Tips

Posted by on September 13th, 2016

Tuesday, September 12th Welcome to the 2016 Social Capital Markets Conference. SOCAP16, our ninth annual gathering at the intersection of money and meaning, will be our best event to date. The critical conversations begin Tuesday night and continue through the end of the culminating final plenary on …

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Impact Unicorns: Can We Have Our Cake and Eat It Too?

Posted by on September 9th, 2016

A SOCAP Guest Post by Fran Seegull The term “unicorn” was coined by Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures to describe private companies that have achieved a post-money valuation of $1 billion or more. Originally, these companies were scarce, magical and elusive. As of August 31, 2016, according …

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