Social enterprise and impact investing events in 2024 and beyond

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.

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3 July 2024

WISE100 Lunchtime Takeaways: Who cares? Motherhood, care and social entrepreneurship

What: A webinar held by Pioneers Post in partnership with NatWest Social & Community Capital, which will bring together a panel of women working in social enterprise to discuss how to juggle building a successful career as a social entrepreneur with caring responsibilities. The event will be hosted by Pioneers Post journalist Laura Joffre, who will be in conversation with speakers Rachel Mostyn, co-founder & CEO of Women’s Work Lab, Samantha Cuffy, programme manager at Women's Work Lab, Esther Foreman, CEO of The Social Change Nest and Victoria Papworth, CEO of NatWest Social & Community Capital.

Who: Open to all.

Where: Online.

Tickets: Tickets are free. Register here.

 

4 July 2024

Social Founders EY Summer Forum

What: An annual event hosted by Social Founders and EY London, which will include panel and audience discussions, small group discussions and networking time. The theme this year is ‘Building a positive culture’. Attendees will learn how to lead a culture that maximises wellbeing and equity for all the stakeholders in their organisation, as well as share solutions to the challenges they face as founders.

Who: Current and past social impact founders.

Where: London, United Kingdom.

Tickets: Tickets are £40. Register on the event website.

 

6 July 2024

International Day of Cooperatives

What: International Day of Cooperatives 2024 will celebrate the theme of ‘cooperatives build a better future for all’. The International Cooperative Alliance is inviting cooperatives to showcase their high standards for inclusive and sustainable growth, and how they serve as stewards for protecting the environment and fighting climate change. This day will build the momentum towards the 2025 International Year of Cooperatives. The International Cooperative Alliance will help all who want to celebrate the 2024 #CoopsDay, with a media kit, that will include the logo, key messages, and other digital resources.

Who: Members and supporters of the cooperative movement.

Where: Global event.

 

10-11 July 2024

Stir to Action Festival

What: This event is designed for people interested in transforming their local economy. It will feature practical workshops, panels and ideas surgeries. 

Who: Open to all.

Where: Bristol, UK.

Tickets: Tickets available from £40 through the event website.

 

16 July 2024

SE100 Awards

What: An awards ceremony that aims to celebrate and learn from the UK's 100 most impressive social enterprises, hosted by Pioneers Post in partnership with NatWest Social & Community Capital.

Who: Open to all.

Where: London, UK / Online.

Tickets: Ticket are free. Register here.

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17-19 July 2024

Africa Impact Summit

What: The event is designed to attract investors from across the globe to learn about impact investing in Africa, showcase avenues for investors unfamiliar with impact investing and facilitate greater access to capital, particularly for smaller enterprises.

Who: Institutional and individual investors, social entrepreneurs.

Where: Nairobi, Kenya.

Tickets: Tickets available from $270 on the event website.

 

 

2-3 September 2024

Impact Europe’s Impact Leaders Summit

What: A two-day event celebrating Impact Europe’s 20 year anniversary and aimed at planning impact goals for the next 20 years. The event will take place concurrently with the Venice Film Festival, where Impact Europe will present the first ever Impact Award.

Who: Europe’s Impact Leaders.

Where: Venice, Italy.

Tickets: More information here.

 

5-6 September 2024

The Social Outcomes Conference 2024 (SOC24)

What: Organised by the Government Outcomes Lab at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, this annual conference aims to create a space for those in the public, private and voluntary sectors to share and build on existing knowledge. The 2024 conference will be centred on the theme ‘Accountability, transparency and trust in cross-sector partnerships’ and will feature discussions on the latest findings from academic research and insights from emerging practices.

Who: Open to researchers, policymakers and practitioners.

Where: Oxford, UK / Online via Zoom.

Tickets: In-person tickets start from £60 for students and £195 for delegates; online tickets are free. Register via the event website.

 

5-7 September 2024

Ashoka Changemaker Summit 

What: Now in its sixth edition, the summit will “gather 450 of the world's leading social innovators to explore the most pressing issues of today”. It will include discussions that will challenge prevailing preconceptions about who can contribute to real change, and showcase the work of leading social innovators who are practising ‘true participation’.

Who: Social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, changemakers, impact investors and leaders from business, government and philanthropy.

Where: Hamburg, Germany.

Tickets: Information here.

 

9-11 September 2024

Latimpacto Annual Conference 2024

What: The annual event run by Latimpacto, Latin America and the Caribbean's network for social investment. Further details yet to be released.

Where: Oaxaca, Mexico.

Tickets: Early-bird available until 14 June from $750,00 through the event website.

 

10-11 September 2024

ANDE Annual Impact Conference

What: Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs’ annual conference and celebration of ANDE’s 15th anniversary. More details to be released at a later date.

Who: Thought leaders, innovators, and change-makers in entrepreneurship and economic development.

Where: Bangkok, Thailand.

Tickets: Early-bird tickets available until 31 May for $830 from the event website.

 

10-11 September 2024

Louder than Words: The B Corp Festival

What: Although the event’s agenda has not yet been announced, organiser B Lab UK says it will move away from “the typical format of linear agendas” to promote “creativity, connection and debate”. Oxford’s New Theatre will be the main venue, with smaller venues including cafes and university buildings spread across the city. 

Who: Business leaders, social entrepreneurs, investors and activists. 

Where: Oxford, UK and online.

Tickets: Tickets available from £65 on the event website

 

25 September 2024

Impact Seminar Series UK

What: The event, held by Phenix Capital Group, aims to bring together institutional investors and asset owners based in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to exchange best practices and ideas on creating innovative and scalable solutions to generate impact in private and public markets. It will consist of keynote speeches, an investor panel discussion and fireside chat and 15-minute InvestorConnect sessions where investors can explore a pre-screened group of scalable impact strategies.

Who: This event is designed for C-Suite, board members, portfolio managers and ESG/impact investing officers of: public and corporate pension funds and their fiduciary managers; insurance companies; sovereign wealth funds; family offices; foundations and endowments; wealth managers/private banks; development finance institutions; and faith-based organisations.

Where: London, UK.

Tickets: Register via the event website.

 

8 October 2024

The Gap in Between

What: This annual summit, hosted by the Social Nest Foundation, aims to bring together a diverse range of actors to discuss how to tackle the most pressing social and environmental challenges. This year, through thought-provoking conversations, networking and matchmaking between investors, entrepreneurs and corporates, the event will explore key topics such as building accessible and nutritious food systems, shaping social inclusion and equity in global value chains and more.

Who: Investors, entrepreneurs, civil society workers, corporates, policy makers.

Where: Valencia, Spain.

Tickets: Register for free on the event website.

 

13-17 October 2024

Opportunity Collaboration Summit

What: Organised by the Opportunity Collaboration, an international network seeking to build sustainable solutions to poverty and injustice, this h summit is designed to enable attendees to network and advance their organisation’s social impact initiative. It promises no speeches panels or PowerPoints – instead, attendees participate in professionally facilitated workshops and small-group conversations with topics selected and curated by the delegate community.

Who: Grant-makers, impact investors, corporates, social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, academia, media, government. 

Where: Ixtapa, Mexico.

Tickets: Tickets available from $2,550 - $3,500 from the event website.

 

14 October 2024

Road to Impact V (Camino al Impacto V)

What: The fifth of its kind, this conference aims to explore how impact investing can generate positive changes in society. It is organised by SpainNAB, representatives in Spain of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG). 

Where: Madrid, Spain.

Tickets: More information to come on the event website.

 

15-17 October 

Social Value Conference 2024

What: This online and in-person event, presented by Social Value Portal in collaboration with the National Social Value Taskforce, aims to bring together delegates from the public, private and third sectors to discuss how to further the social value movement. For the first time, the conference will be spread across three days. The first two days include online sessions only, while the third day will also take place in person, and will conclude with the Social Value Awards ceremony in the evening.

Who: Open to all.

Where: Online / Birmingham, UK.

Tickets: Prices start at £20 for online access only; 25% early bird discount available until 31 May through the event website.

 

 22-25 October 2024

The International Fundraising Congress 2024

What: This four-day event is hosted by Resource Alliance and curated by the independent IFC Advisory Panel, a group of social impact leaders from around the world. With the theme of the conference this year being ‘We rise’, it aims to bring together more than 1,200 members of the social impact community from over 70 countries to discuss how we can resist the effects of oppression, war, and inequality to secure the future of the planet. For the second year, the conference will also incorporate the Emerging Leader Programme, which was introduced to promote equitable access to it for individuals who are under the age of 30 or who work for NGOs with an annual turnover of less than £500,000.

Who: Fundraisers, campaigners, social impact leaders and nonprofit marketers.

Where: Both in person and online.

Tickets: Online tickets start from £120 and in-person start from tickets £1,700. Tickets are available on the event website

 

23-24 October 2024

GIIN Impact Forum 

What: A global impact investing event that aims to provide a space for attendees to collaborate and discover innovative, sustainable solutions to worldly issues. Through networking, talks from impact leaders and interactive sessions, attendees can gain insights into the latest trends and strategies that are effective in driving impact around the world.

Who: Impact investors or people who are interested in becoming impact investors.

Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Tickets: Information here.

 

24-27 October 2024

Social Enterprise Open Camp 2024

What: The Social Enterprise Open Camp is a four-day international event that offers an immersive, residential training experience featuring a programme of workshops, case studies from around the world, plenary sessions and keynote speeches. It aims to gather the most notable figures in the field of impact entrepreneurship worldwide. The focus of this year’s camp is ‘Beyond inclusion, for a fair economy and a healthy planet’, which is aimed at business models that draw new perspectives on how to champion inclusion beyond the standard DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) framework .

Who: Social entrepreneurs, aspiring innovators, changemakers, international cooperation practitioners, impact investors, and representatives of universities and academies. 

Where: Catania, Sicily.

Tickets: More information provided on the event website.

 

28-30 October 2024

SOCAP 2024 

What: SOCAP’s annual conference aims to gather entrepreneurs and funders, plus people from philanthropy, government, academia, finance, faith-based organisations, NGOs, nonprofits and more to explore market-based solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. The programme will consist of three full days of plenary sessions, panel talks, networking, and discussions.

Who: Changemakers from every sector.

Where: San Francisco, US.

Tickets: Tickets available from $1,899 through the event website.

 

30 October 2024

Impact Summit America

What: This annual conference, held by Phenix Capital Group, aims to bring together thought leaders and practitioners in the impact investing space to support ambitious environmental goals and promote sustainable investing that goes hand-in-hand with market-competitive financial returns. It will share practical instruments and tools for investors to increase their impact allocation, contributing to scaling their positive impact on people and the planet.

Who: This event is designed for C-Suite, board members, portfolio managers and ESG/impact investing officers of: public and corporate pension funds and their fiduciary managers; insurance companies; sovereign wealth funds; family offices; foundations and endowments; wealth managers/private banks; development finance institutions; and faith-based organisations.

Where: New York City, US.

Tickets: Register via the event website.

 

4-6 November 2024

AVPA Conference

What: AVPA’s inaugural conference will mark the organisation’s fifth anniversary. 

Who: Social investors and other impact investing stakeholders.

Where: Nairobi, Kenya.

Tickets: Early bird discounted tickets are now on sale with a 20% discount. Tickets start from $355. Register via the event website.

 

4-5 November 2024

Business & Philanthropy Forum

What: Hosted by Alliance for Good, the eighth annual forum aims to host panel talks and discussions around global philanthropy, social innovation, sustainability and technology. Alliance for Good will also be running its second Next Generation Philanthropy Leaders Fellowship Program during the week of the forum.

Where: Singapore, Republic of Singapore.

Tickets: More information here.

 

6-9 November 2024

Global Doughnut Days

What: Global doughnut days is an international, community-led festival focused on the ideas of doughnut economics. The festival will start with a day of online events on 6 November. This will be followed by three days of events from 7-9 November, organised by members of the Doughnut Economics Action Lab Community. Last year Global Doughnut Day saw participation in 26 countries, 56 places, over 100 events and more than 4,000 people on one day. 

Who: People across the world interested in doughnut economics. 

Where: Multiple international locations.

Tickets: More information on the event website

 

25-30 November 2024

ICA Global Cooperative Conference 2024

What: Under a theme of ‘cooperatives build prosperity for all’ this event will aim to convey the people-centred, purpose-led and shared progress-driven nature of cooperatives. Hosted by the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative and the 18 ICA member organisations in India, the event will include plenary speakers and breakout sessions. The event will officially launch the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives 2025 in the presence of global leaders. 

Who: Cooperative leaders, members and professionals engaged with the cooperative movement

Where: New Delhi, India

Tickets: Registration will open on 20 June on the event website

 

27-29 November 2024

Impact Week 

What: An annual conference hosted by Impact Europe (formerly known as EVPA) that aims to bring together a global community of impact investors and changemakers to explore ideas,  foster partnerships with one another, discover new trends, and launch transformative initiatives.

Who: People who work in the impact sector from around the world.

Where: Bilbao, Spain.

Tickets: Information here.

 

28 November 2024

Impact Seminar Series Benelux

What: The event, held by Phenix Capital Group, aims to bring together institutional investors and asset owners based in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg to exchange best practices and ideas on creating innovative and scalable solutions to generate impact in private and public markets. It will consist of keynote speeches, investor panel discussions and fireside chats, a closing workshop and 15-minute InvestorConnect sessions where investors can explore a pre-screened group of scalable impact strategies.

Who: This event is designed for C-Suite, board members, portfolio managers and ESG/impact investing officers of: public and corporate pension funds and their fiduciary managers; insurance companies; sovereign wealth funds; family offices; foundations and endowments; wealth managers/private banks; development finance institutions; and faith-based organisations.

Where: Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Tickets: Pre-register via the event website.

 

26-28 March 2025

Anthropy 2025

What: A three-day, in-person event that will incorporate over 180 sessions focused on creating dialogue and addressing questions on themes such as the quality of life in future Britain and the future of the planet in regards to poverty, climate change, and human rights.

Who: Leaders, founders, thought leaders and those who wish to contribute to improving Britain.

Where: Cornwall, UK.

Tickets: More information here.

 

1-4 April 2025

Skoll World Forum 2025

What: An annual conference which brings together changemakers from around the world. More information to come on the event website.

 

24-26 April 2025

ChangeNOW 2025

What: This three-day summit is returning for its 8th edition, bringing together stakeholders from across the impact sector to plan innovative and sustainable solutions through workshops, conferences and networking opportunities. Echoing the 10th anniversary of the Paris Agreement and inspired by World Expos, the summit aims to unite representatives of 140 countries.

Who: Open to all. 

Where: ​​Grand Palais, Paris, France.

Tickets: Pre-register here.

 

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