An emerging field of alternative and more inclusive investors has quietly begun to transform early-stage entrepreneurship. New financing models and funds have been developed, and a new crop of diverse fund leaders are emerging -- and yet the majority of entrepreneurs have little awareness of these new funding options. If you’re an entrepreneur interested in learning more about new more inclusive forms of capital and the investors leading these funds -- this event is for you.
Join us for our second annual end of summer social co-hosted by Social Venture Circle and ImpactPHL. This happy hour welcomes the impact community - impact investors, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, conscious company managers, civic leaders, and innovators. If you’re working to create a better Philadelphia region and connect with others doing the same, please join us as we celebrate summer and build relationships.
What does it take to measure and fund positive social change? Please join the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Nonprofit Finance Fund, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, and Wharton Social Impact Initiative to discuss how service providers, funders, and government are working together to achieve lasting outcomes for their communities, as well as practical strategies for reorienting around outcomes in your work.
In its second year, Total Impact Philadelphia will convene investment advisors, and investors who want to gain actionable and executable information on impact investment across asset classes. In addition, in partnership with key Philadelphia stakeholders, we will highlight place-based opportunities and the impact success stories of the greater Philadelphia area.
The Philadelphia Citizen is bringing their well known series called “Things We Should Steal” from the written word to the physical this coming November. The penned series involves peeking in on ideas and innovations that are coming to fruition in other cities around the country, and how Philadelphia can and should “steal” those great ideas. The Citizen is excited to announce that this 1st annual day-long “ideas festival” will feature the nation's most innovative civic thinkers, gathered to inspire Philadelphia doers to re-imagine how we solve our city's biggest challenges.
The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce a new half-day conference it is hosting. The goal of the morning forum is to highlight the budding areas of current and potential growth in Philadelphia neighborhoods, and connect the business leaders in some of these market segements to community leaders. Economic growth and job creation should be benefits to neighborhoods as a whole, and The Chamber aims to get the right people in the room to learn and discuss how to make that a reality.
Investors’ Circle-Social Venture Network builds and serves communities of inspired and informed impact investors and business leaders to make social, economic, and environmental change. IC-SVN’s unique conference experience creates an environment where the real challenges, insights, and best practices of leading mission-driven businesses and engaging in impact investing can be discussed and put into action.
Join Sustainable Brands as they bring their world wide renowned event tour right to our back yard in Philadelphia. This exciting event entitled New Metrics boasts over 300 professionals that will gather for insights, inspiration, and collective conversation about how businesses can measure environmental & social impact in previously unexplored ways.
SOCAP is the world's leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. Held in San Francisco, SOCAP18 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes.
Calling all aspiring impact entrepreneurs! Seed Spot’s 2-Day Launch Camp in Philadelphia could be exactly what you are looking for to help get your idea off the ground. The 2-Day Launch Camp provides entrepreneurs and individuals that are exploring starting a venture a safe space to explore and launch their idea. Throughout the two day program and indefinitely thereafter, you will have access to mentors, content experts, Seed Spot's curriculum, and a network of supporters.
Where are there opportunities to improve economic mobility for low-income residents of the city or those living in low-income communities? How can business, finance, and the “impact economy” spur economic growth and also tackle the root problems of systemic inequality? What can we learn from allies working across sectors in sustainable housing, jobs, workforce development, and grassroots organizing to collectively build a more equal and prosperous society?
Total Impact Boston will convene investment advisors, wealth managers, and investors who want to gain actionable and executable information on impact investment. In addition, in partnership with key Boston stakeholders, Total Impact will highlight place-based opportunities and the impact success stories of the greater Boston area. Friends of ImpactPHL can save $250 - Use promo code TI_IMPACTPHL when registering.
This symposium brings attention to the value of mission-aligned investments as a method to advance community impact for public-private partnerships, foundations, social investors, and nonprofits. Mission-aligned investing is a practice whereby funders and social investors make investments beyond grantmaking and charitable giving to advance social impact that is aligned with their mission. Additionally, this symposium will officially present Philanthropy Network’s efforts to advance the practice of mission-aligned investing in our region.
Join The Citizen for an evening with Anand Giridharadas, author of the provocative new book, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, and Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab, the nonprofit behind the international B Corp movement of using business as a force for good. It promises to be a compelling, even controversial, discussion.
Before Summer slips off into a memory, we're going to convene for a summertime social co-hosted by SOCAP365, ImpactPHL, and Investors' Circle / Social Venture Network. Put the date on your calendar now. You won't want to miss this!
While conversations around workforce development are happening all over the city, organizations are still struggling to find tangible ways to bring more nontraditional populations into the workforce, particularly the homeless and panhandling communities. At this issue forum, businesses will share their success stories and provide practical solutions that can grow your business while still having a positive impact on Philadelphia. Join us for a discussion on theses collaborative efforts underway.
In partnership with ImpactPHL, the Good Capital Project is launching Total Impact, a new conference series dedicated to providing practical education and advice for investors and advisors to adopt socially responsible investment strategies across asset classes. Total Impact will launch at a two-day event in Philadelphia on April 26 and 27, 2018, with a strong focus on curating the best investment firms and individual expertise to educate the investor space.
In order to meet the growing demand for impact investing advice, it is critical to increase investment advisors' awareness and access to leading investment ideas and measurement tools. This forum is designed to inspire, educate, and equip investors and advisors who are looking for practical ways to execute as impact investors. Early-bird pricing for Total Impact is now in effect, so don't wait to register!
Join Net Impact Philadelphia as we team up with ImpactPHL for a special Best for PHL session. Along with an assessment, special guests will help you figure out how you can start making an impact at work even if you aren't the CEO or working directly in a corporate social responsibility role. After going through a short assessment we'll discuss your results and how you can help your company adopt practices that impact workers, your community, and the environment. Have an idea you don't know how to make actionable? We'll open the floor for questions on how to best present to CSR leads and really get involved.
Confronting the wicked problems of the 21st century (changing climate, growing urban population, mass economic inequality) in Philadelphia will require strategic, collaborative investment from all sectors. How can the local Philadelphia funding community strengthen efforts to most effectively deploy capital across the region and tackle these wicked challenges in our own backyard? Where are funding partners already working together, where are the gaps, and what new opportunities for collaboration might we create? Join us for an evening of bold conversation, new thinking, and community of allies and peers at this evening panel discussion, followed by drinks and networking.
This year's event theme will focus on recognizing and overcoming bias in funding, hiring, and education as we work toward a more inclusive tech community. Our keynote speaker will be Ross Baird, Founder & President of Village Capital and author of "The Innovation Blind Spot: Why We Back the Wrong Ideas - and What to Do About It."
This year's celebration of the Social Innovations Awards will support the journal's continued expansion across the globe. This event is an incredible opportunity to stand alongside Greater Philadelphia's Social Innovators who are reshaping our neighborhoods and communities and whose ideas are inspiring people around the world.
There is a realization that women now have considerable funds to invest, have significant leadership roles in successful companies, play a vital role in our economic future, and that gender equality needs to be more than just a mission. Come learn how you can become a player in this pursuit. One vital realization, it’s not just for women!
SOCAP17 is the world's leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. Held in San Francisco, SOCAP17 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes.