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Foundations Leading the Way in Building the Impact Investing Field

Meredith Benton, Sonen Capital

The growth of the impact investment field relies on foundations being willing to fund innovations and dedicate capital to new approaches. This panel will talk through ways in which leading foundations have linked their organizational missions with their investment decisions; how they implement their programs, identify partners, select investments and monitor outcomes. We will discuss challenges faced, victories won, and their visions for the future.
climate change, Foundations, Impact Investing, innovation, leadership, philanthropy
Meredith Benton - Sonen Capital
Jennifer Sokolove - Compton Foundation Other phenomenal, dynamic philanthropic leaders

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Important Dates

  • June 14, 2017
    Final day to submit an idea.
  • June 15 - 29, 2017
    Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
  • June 30 - July 13, 2017
    Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
  • July 14, 2017
    Winning sessions announced to session organizers.


A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!



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