Social enterprise and impact investing events in 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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12-13 June

Sankalp West Africa Summit 2023

What: Sankalp aims to catalyse collaborations across the entrepreneurial ecosystem in order to solve global challenges sustainably. Leveraging on the knowledge, capital and networks of a global ecosystem, the summit aims to educate, trigger conversations, facilitate capital and provide the grounds for unlikely collaborations to achieve positive impact.

Who: Open to entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers, corporations and foundations and others

Where: Kenya, Africa

Tickets: Starting at $199



13 June

Sustainability in Action 

What: A panel discussion on sustainability in action featuring member companies of the Danish-UK Association.

Who: Open to those interested in sustainability

Where: London, UK 

Tickets: Free for Danish-UK members and guests of speakers, £11.81 for non-members


13-14 June 

National Social Value Conference 2023

What: This event presented by Social Value Portal, in conjunction with the National Social Value Taskforce, brings together experts from the public, private and third sectors, and aims to look at how we can work towards a social value economy. The event provides attendees with the opportunity to share innovative ideas and connect with others. 

Who: Open to all those interested in breaking down barriers between sectors

Where: London, UK

Tickets: Register for online access (free, or £25 for full access). In-person tickets start from £99


14-16 June

Social Venture Institute Women Virtual

What: This event aims to create equity and opportunity for women, femme and non-binary entrepreneurs. The gathering addresses the specific needs of women identifying leaders including Black, Indigenous, Queer, Latinx and all change-driven people.

Who: Open to all, particularly women, femme and non-binary entrepreneurs 

Where: Virtual

Tickets: Register from US$340


15 June 

Moving beyond Crises, Building Cooperative Ecosystems

What: Marcelo Vieta, professor at the University of Toronto, will be presenting the latest results of his research on cooperative conversions and salvages. The presentation will focus on the recovery strategies implemented in Canada, Italy and Argentina.

Who: Open to all 

Where: Trento, Italy/online

Tickets: Contact for more information


15-16 June

Social Finance Forum 

What: Canada’s Social Finance Forum, run by Future of Good and SVX, aims to explore topics ranging from community finance to gender-based investing and indigenous capital to corporate impact investing.

Who: Open to all

Where: Online and community meet-ups available in Toronto and Vancouver

Tickets: Register starting from $199. Toronto and Vancouver attendees can purchase hybrid tickets starting from $277


15-16 June

Sustainable Foods Summit 

What: Organised by Ecovia Intelligence, the summit will bring together some of the leading organisations involved in sustainability and eco-labels in the food industry.

Who: Food and beverage companies, academics, researchers, investors, packaging companies and more

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tickets: Fill out the contact form for more details


20-22 June

AVPN Global Conference 2023

What: In partnership with Yayasan Hasanah, the foundation of the Malaysian government’s sovereign wealth fund, the AVPN Global Conference 2023, Asia's largest social investment conference, will cover topics including strategic philanthropy, blended finance, gender equality and more. The second day is wholly dedicated to exploring impact investing.

Who: The global social investment community including investors, funders, philanthropists, policymakers, family offices and institutional investors.  

Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tickets: Available from US$985 for AVPN members, standard tickets US$1,970

Pioneers Post will be at this event as media partner.


21 June

FASE Impact Fire Talks – Session 1

What: This event run by FASE aims to encourage pioneers, movers and shapers to discover or revive their interest for impact, challenge the status quo and talk practice. Further sessions will continue throughout the year.

Who: Open to those interested in social impact 

Where: Virtual 

Tickets: Register


21-22 June

Business Fights Poverty: Global Summit 2023

What: The summit aims to explore the critical role of business in sustainable development, as well as provide advice and inspiration to drive sustainable development within your organisation.

Who: Open to all, particularly business leaders, sustainability professionals, policymakers, early-career professional

Where: Nairobi, Kenya and online

Tickets: Starting from £298


22 June

An Introduction to Sustainability in Business

What: Hosted by Central Scotland business support organisation, Step, this webinar aims to provide a clear understanding of sustainability in business, Topics include; global impacts of human activity, international and domestic sustainability policies and sustainable performance and environmental compliance. 

Who: Entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, and employees who want to learn about sustainability in business and the steps they can take to make their business more sustainable

Where: Stirling, UK 

Tickets: Free registration


26-28 June 

GreenFin 23

What: This event examines ESG frameworks, and will convene an audience of finance, investment and sustainability professionals to share insights, address key challenges and showcase leading sustainable financial products and services.

Who: Open to anyone interested in supporting the transition to a decarbonised economy

Where: Boston, US

Tickets: Register from $2,975


27 June

FASE Impact Fire Talks – Session 2

What: This event, run by FASE aims to encourage pioneers, movers and shapers to discover or revive their interest for impact, challenge the status quo and talk practice. Discussions will take place around the question, “How much impact is in SDG investing”.

Who: Open to those interested in social impact 

Where: Virtual 

Tickets: Register


27-28 June

Reset Connect

What: Reset Connect London is the flagship event of London Climate Action Week. This investment event encourages discussion around bridging the gap between sustainability change-makers, business leaders, government and funding.

Who: Open to businesses, investors and innovators

Where: London, UK

Tickets: Register for free or purchase a VIP pass


28 June 

Climate Investment Summit 

What: This event will take place at the London Stock Exchange and is dedicated to the acceleration and deployment of investments in global climate solutions this decade, to ensure an energy secure and sustainable future for all.

Who: Governments, asset owners, financial institutions, international organisations, energy companies and developers

Where: London, UK 

Tickets: Register for in-person or digital access


1 July 

International Day of Cooperatives 

What: This event organised by the Higher Council of Cooperatives of the Basque Country together with Konfekoop and COCETA aims to facilitate conversations on the relationship between the cooperative movement and each of the Sustainable Development Goals. The event can be followed online in English, Spanish and Basque.

Who: Cooperators from all around the world

Where: Donostia, Spain/online

Tickets: Register for free


3-4 July 

Social Impact Summit: Accelerating a fair, just and inclusive Australian society 

What: The inaugural 2023 Social Impact Summit aims to bring together a gathering of social impact leaders from across the Australian purpose and profit ecosphere.

Who: Open to those committed to impacting positive social change in Australia and beyond

Where: Sydney, Australia

Tickets: Starting from $795 (AUD) 


4-6 July

9th International Research Conference on Social Economy 

What: This event held by Ciriec will pose discussions around the general topic: “Building forward better: Social and solidarity economy for a peaceful and fair world”.

Who: Open to all

Where: Seoul, Korea

Tickets: Register from €400


6 July 

Community Business Conference 2023 – Facing the Future: Together

What: Designed in collaboration with Plunkett Foundation members, the conference programme includes a mix of sessions to appeal to community businesses of all shapes and sizes; from new groups to well-established and trading, from all corners of the UK, and for all business types.

Who: Community business leaders from across the UK, industry experts and sector partners

Where: Birmingham, UK

Tickets: Available between £0-£100


10 July 

Pioneers Post NatWest SE100 Index & Social Business Awards

What: An event to celebrate the Pioneers Post NatWest 2023 SE100 Index & Social Business Awards. The awards recognise social ventures and mission-driven businesses in the UK. Alongside the awards, the annual 'top 100' list, naming the UK's most impressive and inspiring social businesses will be announced.

Who: Open to those interested in the social enterprise landscape in the UK

Where: London, UK and online

Tickets: Register for a free spot or sign up to the Zoom webinar

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12 July

AVPA Membership Launch

What: To mark AVPA’s fourth year of enabling impact investing thought leadership across Africa, AVPA is hosting a launch that aims to give social investors across the continuum of capital – grants, debt or equity – and other impact investing stakeholders an opportunity to connect and learn from each other.

Who: Open to all

Where: Cape Town, South Africa

Tickets: Register interest to attend


13 July 

Building supplier diversity into supply chains

What: During this webinar, run by Supply Change, speakers will discuss some of the key principles of supplier diversity. There will be a particular focus on the intersection of supplier diversity and social procurement and how taking a combined approach creates the most value socially and commercially.

Who: Open to those interested in creating positive societal, organisational and commercial outcomes through their procurement spend

Where: Online

Tickets: Free registration


13-14 July 

Africa Impact Summit 

What: A forum hosted by the African impact investing community, including GSG and Impact Investing Ghana, that aims to drive networking and impact investing thought leadership in Africa. 

Who: Open to all, particularly those interested in impact investing thought leadership in Africa

Where: Cape Town, South Africa

Tickets: Registration starting from R1,655.00 (approx £75.55)


16-28 July

FAB23 Bhutan 

What: This event run by the Fab Foundation aims to highlight the ambitious work of the Bhutanese community, and wishes to provide a platform to foster connections and partnerships to shape the future.

Who: Open to makers, educators, and innovators whose goal is to provide vital transformation for the future

Where: Thimphu, Bhutan

Tickets: Starting at Nu 5000 (approximately $60) for local visitors, and $530 for international visitors


26 July 

The Bloomberg Sustainable Summit 

What: The summit brings together business leaders and investors globally to drive innovation and scale best practices in sustainable business and finance. The summit will also explore strategies for successful stakeholder collaboration, the latest trends in green financing, how to best measure and report progress and more.

Who: Open to all, particularly business leaders and investors

Where: Singapore

Tickets: Register for an in-person or virtual pass


27-30 August 

Latimpacto Conference, Impact Minds: Standing Together

What: This event aims to facilitate connections with other change-makers and leaders of the impact ecosystem, stay on top of paradigm changes, and promote innovative alliances to attract more capital to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Who: Open to those interested in human, intellectual and financial capital in Latin America

Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tickets: Starting from $600


4-5 September

Sustainable Foods Summit 

What: Organised by Ecovia Intelligence, the summit will showcase sustainability innovations and developments in the Asia-Pacific region. Topics include food security & inflation, cellular agriculture, plant-based foods, blockchain technology, vertical farming, sustainability schemes, regenerative agriculture, green packaging, digital marketing, consumer behaviour, food ingredients, and marketing developments.

Who: Food and beverage companies, academics, researchers, investors, packaging companies and more

Where: Singapore

Tickets: Fill out the contact form for more information


5-8 September

Inbound 2023

What: A conference where business, marketing and sales leaders come together to discuss opportunities around scaling and positive community changes. 

Who: Open to all, particularly marketing and sales teams

Where: Boston, US

Tickets: General passes starting from $899 and VIP passes starting from $1,699


11-14 September

9th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise

What: This conference hosted by the EMES International Research Network, in partnership with Competence Center for Social Intervention Research at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, aims to provide a platform for scholars worldwide involved in social enterprise, cooperative, and social innovation research. 

Who: Open to all, particularly those interested in social enterprise, cooperative, and social innovation research

Where: Frankfurt, Germany 

Tickets: Registration starting at €300 for EMES members, and €440 for non-EMES members


13-14 September

Impact Festival 

What: Europe’s largest B2B event for sustainable innovation, aiming to bring together key stakeholders to accelerate sustainable transformation in our economy.

Who: Open to all

Where: Frankfurt, Germany 

Tickets: Tickets starting at $89. Special tickets for academia, NGO, press and start-ups are available on request via email


14-15 September

The Social Outcomes Conference 2023 (SOC23)

What: An annual conference held by the Government Outcomes Lab at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government that aims to allow a space for those in the public, private and voluntary sectors to share and build on existing knowledge.

Who: Open to researchers, policymakers and practitioners

Where: Oxford, UK / Online

Tickets: In-person tickets starting from £175 or reserve your online seat


20-21 September

Social Impact World Summit

What: A virtual event, run by Social Impact World, a community for social impact leaders, that aims to equip social impact leaders in the corporate sector with the strategies, tactics, and guidance they need to turn their companies into forces for good.

Who: Open to all 

Where: Online

Tickets: Registration starting at $150


26-28 September


What: This event run by CLIIQ NEXUS, aims to address key social and environmental problems in Latin America and build networks and communities.

Who: Investors, entrepreneurs, and other ecosystem actors

Where: Cuenca, Ecuador

Tickets: Register your interest


2-3 October 

GSG Global Impact Summit 2023

What: GSG’s annual Global Impact Summit, in partnership with SpainNAB aims to bring together more than 1,000 global 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: Sign up to register


4-5 October

GIIN Impact Forum

What: An in-person gathering of impact investors designed to advance and scale the impact investing market by bringing all of the crucial elements of the world’s impact ecosystem in one place.

Who: Open to all interested in impact investment, whether they are seasoned professionals or new to the industry

Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

Tickets: Available starting from $1,250 for members, non-members starting from $1,900


9, 10, & 13 October 

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, Netherlands

Tickets: More information coming soon


11-12 October 


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, Netherlands and online

Tickets: Digital passes starting from €24, physical passes from €298


12-13 October 

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: Starting from $20


15-19 October 

Opportunity Collaboration 2023

What: A collaborative summit bringing together leaders from around the world dedicated to building solutions to poverty and injustice.

Who: Community leaders, social entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, investors, philanthropists, social activists and capacity developers

Where: Miches, Dominican Republic

Tickets: From $2,550 with opportunities for subsidised fellowships


16-19 October

Sustainable Brands – SB’23

What: Sustainable Brands aims to convene leaders across organisations and challenge them to evaluate “business as usual”. The event will focus on the importance of local communities, economies and actors, asking questions around regenerating locally.

Who: Open to all, particularly sustainability, brand and innovation/R&D leaders

Where: San Diego, California

Tickets: All access passes starting at $3,495


17 and 19 October 

NPC Ignites 2023

What: This conference, organised by UK charity sector think tank NPC, is designed to help charities, funders, philanthropists, social enterprises, corporates and the public sector keep pace with change and anticipate new trends and innovations to ensure that organisations are maximising their social impact and improving the lives of the people they serve.

Who: Those interested in maximising their social impact 

Where: London, UK on 17 October and online on the afternoon of 19 October

Tickets: Between £125 and £175


17-19 October

2023 Global Philanthropy Forum

What: This year’s Forum aims to build on the success of last year’s conference theme, “Shifting Power, Collective Action” which spotlighted power inequity in the philanthropic sector with a focus on racial justice, equity, trust and solidarity.

Where: San Francisco, CA

Tickets: More information coming soon


18 October

Impact Summit America 2023 

What: Impact Summit America is a sustainable investing conference run by Phenix Capital, aiming to catalyse institutional capital to support the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and to promote sustainable investing.

Who: Open to all, particularly institutional investors, leaders and practitioners in the impact investing space

Where: New York, USA

Tickets: Register for the waiting list


23-25 October 


What: SOCAP’s annual conference brings investors, entrepreneurs and social impact leaders together to accelerate progress through market-based solutions.

Who: Changemakers from every sector across the globe

Where: San Francisco, California, USA

Tickets: Available for $899


7-9 November

THE Innovation & Impact Summit 

What: Times Higher Education (THE) is partnering with the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) for THE Innovation & Impact Summit 2023. Attendees will come together to analyse how universities can create and sustain cities that are hubs of innovation.

Who: Open to all interested in social innovation and impact

Where: Shenzhen, China

Tickets: Register your interest


9-10 November

Asia Vision: Wealth and Purpose

What: The event is developed by Alliance for Good (AFG), in collaboration with the Asia Family Office Association and a coalition of international partners. It will bring together global families, family offices/foundations, tech/web3 founders and investors, regulators and nonprofit leaders. This is a bilingual forum and culturally aims to bea bridge between the East and West.

Who: Global families, family offices/foundations, tech/web3 founders, investors, regulators, nonprofit leaders, and others

Where: Singapore

Tickets: Express your interest


22-24 November 

EVPA Impact Week 2023

Where: Torino

More information coming soon


28-29 November

Sustainable Foods Summit 

What: The 7th Latin American edition summit, organised by Ecovia Intelligence, aims to highlight sustainability best-practices in the regional food industry.

Who: Open to those interested in the food industry and sustainability

Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tickets: Register your interest


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