Social enterprise and impact investing events in 2022 and 2023

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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19 January 2023

Better Business Summit

What: Join Patagonia, 1% For the Planet, B Lab UK and other purpose driven businesses in Manchester for the inaugural Better Business Summit. In partnership with Ethos magazine the event aims to bring together new ideas, inspiration and tips designed to help participants grow.

Who: Open to all business leaders who want to take action to create a better world

Where: Manchester, UK

Tickets: From £90, on sale 26 October


19-20 January 2023

AVPN South Asia Summit

What: A two-day summit with the goal of bringing together AVPN’s 100+ members in South Asia, as well as to invite members from across their global network to participate in discourse looking at setting the path for a cohesive development agenda in the South Asian region.

Who: Open to all

Where: Mumbai, India

Tickets: Complimentary for members, member plus ones US$125, standard US$150


28 March 2023

SEWF Youth Forum

What: Designed by and for young changemakers, the SEWF Youth Forum is an opportunity to connect and learn. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leading, young social entrepreneurs to learn from their stories of success and failure, build on their skills and knowledge and network with peers.

Who: Young changemakers (aged 16-30) whether you’re a student, social enterprise founder, leader, team member, or have an interest in impact.

Where: Online

Tickets: Information coming soon



1-5 May 2023

Catalyst 2030 Catalysing Change Week

What: The ‘world’s largest event’ led by social innovators and entrepreneurs to share knowledge, exchange ideas and accelerate collaborative systems change.

Who: Anyone can join from anywhere worldwide; Catalyst 2030 members are invited to plan in person activities, hybrid events and sessions at a local level and everyone is encouraged to contact other Catalyst 2030 members to co-create and submit sessions on behalf of a collaboration.

Where: Global


24 May 2023

SEWF Policy Forum

What: A gathering where social enterprise leaders, policymakers, agencies and intermediaries will share best practices in social enterprise policy development. In partnership with Amsterdam Impact and Social Enterprise Netherlands to put a spotlight on the Netherlands while co-creating a programme that meets the needs of the global social enterprise community.

Who: Open to all

Where: Online

Tickets: Registration details will be announced soon


24-26 May 2023

Philea Forum

Where: Šibenik, Croatia

More information coming soon


25-27 May 2023

ChangeNOW 2023

What: This three-day summit is returning for its 6th edition, bringing together innovative solutions through workshops, conferences and networking opportunities.

Who: Open to all

Where: Paris, France

Tickets: Pre-register now


14-15 June 2023

National Social Value Conference 2023

Register your interest for updates


27-30 August 2023

Latimpacto Conference, Impact Minds: Standing Together

Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

More information coming soon


2-3 October 2023

GSG Global Impact Summit 2023

What: GSG’s annual Global Impact Summit, in partnership with SpainNAB aims to bring together more than 1,000global practitioners and leaders from the worlds of finance, entrepreneurship, big business, policymaking and philanthropy. The three key themes are mobilising capital for people and planet, achieving transparency in measuring impact and accelerating impact and social economies in and beyond Europe.

Where: Málaga, Spain

Tickets: Registration will open next year


11-12 October 2023


What: The Social Enterprise World Forum’s annual flagship event that brings together thousands of social enterprise leaders, policymakers and purpose-led individuals with the goal of raising awareness of social enterprise as an expanding global mechanism for social change. This year’s co-hosts are Amsterdam Impact and Social Enterprise Netherlands.

Who: Open to all

Where: Amsterdam, the Netherlands and online

Tickets: Register your interest for updates


9, 10, & 13 October 2023

SEWF23 Fringe Events

What: A series of side events during the SEWF23 week, providing attendees with the opportunity to explore more of Amsterdam, the “social enterprise way”.

Who: Open to all

Where: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Tickets: More information coming soon


12-13 October 2023

Impact Unconference New Zealand

What: A conference providing the opportunity to catalyse impact by “reimagining the role of business, charity and philanthropy”. It aims to educate, inform, build networks and inspire action.

Who: Open to anyone interested in connecting, learning, challenging and inspiring action, as well as bringing their own ideas and contributions.

Where: Te Pae Convention Centre Ōtautahi Christchurch

Tickets: More info coming soon


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