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Accelerating the Good Economy: SOCAP 2013

by Admin

September 3-6, 2013
San Francisco, CA

SOCAP is one of the largest conferences dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. Since it began in 2008, SOCAP has convened more than 5,000 leading global innovators – impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and civic leaders – to build this market at the intersection of money and meaning.

This year, for the first time, the conference will also include a pre-event meeting, SOCAP Health, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to explore investment opportunities to improve health.

Several Investing in What Works for America’s Communities authors will be speaking at both SOCAP Health and the main SOCAP13 conference. The book’s senior editors, David Erickson and Nancy Andrews, will join featured panels on impact investing and system change in health and community development along with authors Angela Blanchard, Antony Bugg-Levine, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, and Sister Lillian Murphy.

  • For registration and more information on the #SOCAP13 conference, visit the SOCAP website.
  • Tune in to the live webcast of the SOCAP Health pre-conference on September 3 from 9:00 am- 2:15 pm Pacific. Watch it here.

Read David’s Idea: “Routinizing the Extraordinary”

Read Nancy’s Idea: “Inflection Point: New Vision, New Strategy, New Organization”

Read Angela’s Idea: “People Transforming Communities. For Good”

Read Antony’s Idea: “Future of Community Development: How CDFIs Can Best Ride the Impact Investing Wave”

Read Risa’s Idea: ”Why Health, Poverty, and Community Development Are Inseparable”

Read Sister Lillian’s Idea: ”Getting to Scale: The Need for a New Model in Housing and Community Development”

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