Social enterprise and impact investing events in 2022

Ready to network, learn and get inspired? Don't book your diary without the Pioneers Post roundup of social impact events coming soon – for social entrepreneurs, impact investors and all those working within the global impact economy.

20 January

Social Value UK Sectoral Conference

What: The half-day event will host experts in the field of environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds. They will aim to demystify ESG from a social value perspective and decipher the risks, opportunities and challenges of the approach. They will also discuss the future of ESG and social value.

Who: Open to anyone interested in ESG and social value – discounted tickets are available to Social Value UK members.

Where: Online

Tickets: £60-£300. Available here

 

NatWest WISE100 Awards - postponed

What: Join Pioneers Post as we celebrate the UK's leading women in social enterprise. Find out who's made the NatWest WISE100 list this year and who's taking home the top prizes – and mingle with a growing community of inspiring social impact leaders. 

Who: Open to all – for anyone interested in learning from the brightest and best in social enterprise

Where: To be confirmed

Due to the current public health circumstances, this event has been postponed. We will update you with more information as soon as we have a revised schedule in place.

 

28 February-4 March

Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers launch week

What: A virtual launch event that will feature global main stage events and more on impact investing, purposeful business, climate, ESG and business and human rights.

Who: For esela members as well as non-members who are interested in impact investing and ESG

Where: Online

Tickets: Registration required

 

24-25 March

Euclid Network Summit 2022

What: A conference on social innovation and social entrepreneurship where leaders will “join forces” to address global challenges, define innovative and sustainable solutions and form partnerships.

Who: For public officials, social enterprise networks, academics, investors and social funds, and impact practitioners

Where: Online

Tickets: More info coming soon

 

This page is updated regularly – check back soon for more events. To submit yours for consideration on this list, contact news@pioneerspost.com

 

29 March-1 April

Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific

What: A summit of “collective wisdom, courage and urgent action” where like minded people can connect and co-create to shift capital as a force for good.

Who: ​​For international and Australian private and public sector leaders, investors, NGOs and enterprises

Where: Sydney, Australia

Tickets: From AUD$125, special New Year discount until 31 January

 

5-8 April

Skoll World Forum

What: The Skoll World Forum will run for three days in Oxford, followed by an online-only day of community-led programming. Their 2022 theme is ‘Face/Forward’ – facing today’s challenges and advancing the solutions needed for a new era – and the programme contains a mix of plenaries, sessions, networking and wellbeing activities. 

Who: For anyone “dedicated to social progress”

Where: Oxford (England) and online

Tickets: More info here

 

24-27 April

Latimpacto Annual Conference

What: A “disruptive conference with a casual atmosphere” over four days that will bring together impact leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean. It promises no “boring presentations” or “long speeches” – just “meaningful experiences”.

Who: Open to all interested in impact investing

Where: Cartagena de Indias (Colombia); no online component

Tickets: Pre-register here

 

28-29 April

Impact Investing World Forum

What: One of the “leading social impact investment events” for ESG Funds, UN SDGs, investors and sustainable investing.

Who: Open to all interested in impact investing

Where: London, UK

Tickets: Early bird from £495

 

19-21 May

ChangeNow Summit

What: A three-day hybrid “accelerator event” that will highlight concrete and innovative solutions to the world’s problems. ChangeNow describes its summit as the “largest event for the planet” .

Who: Open to all; innovators can also apply now for a place in the ChangeNow expo of solutions

Where: Paris (France) and online

Tickets: Available now – early bird from €18 for one day; discounts available for students and children

 

21-24 June

AVPN Global Conference 2022

What: AVPN describes its flagship event as “the largest social investing convening in Asia”. It aims to help attendees share knowledge, build strategic partnerships, and address socio-economic challenges at scale, while bridging the worlds of philanthropy and impact investing with private equity and institutional investing. 

Who: For funders and resource providers of all kinds, particularly those working/interested in Asia

Where: Bali (Indonesia)

Tickets: US$950 (AVPN members), US$1,900 (non-members) for full access – register your interest

 

 

28-29 September

Social Enterprise World Forum

What: The SEWF 2022 hybrid programme will feature fireside chats, panels and discussions with live Q&A, expert-led masterclasses, partner sessions, networking and a marketplace. The 2021 gathering drew 3,000 participants from 131 countries; in 2022, SEWF's Australian hosts hope to attract 100,000 attendees.

Who: Designed by and for social enterprises around the world

Where: Brisbane (Australia) and online

Tickets: Book now – from £29 (online) or AU$300 (in person)

 

 

12-13 October

GIIN Investor Forum

What: The GIIN Forum aims to grow the global impact investing market by “bringing all of the crucial elements of impact together in one place”. Hosted by the US-based Global Impact Investing Network, it will offer more than 30 hours of content from 175 speakers.

Who: For all interested in impact investing – both experienced professionals and newcomers to the industry

Where: The Hague (Netherlands)

Tickets: More info soon – sign up for updates

 

17-20 October

SOCAP

What: A gathering of investors, entrepreneurs and social impact leaders that aims to “accelerate progress against the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions”. SOCAP descibes its annual conference as “the impact movement's flagship event”.

Who: Open to all interested in the impact movement

Where: San Francisco (USA) and online

Tickets: Limited tickets available for US$749

 

1-2 December

EVPA Annual Conference

What: The annual gathering of those EVPA describes as investors for impact – investors for whom the primary focus is on achieving a social impact, with any associated financial returns a secondary objective. 

Where: Brussels (Belgium)

Tickets: Keep an eye on EVPA's website for updates

 

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