Social enterprise and impact investing events in 2023 and 2024

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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19-21 September

Business Fights Poverty: Global Goals Summit

What: A summit hosted with Barclays and Visa to focus on "fostering unlikely partnerships and real-world action to enhance the lives, livelihoods and access to learning of vulnerable people". 

Where: New York, Nairobi, London, online

Tickets: Three-day, online access costs £298


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


21 September

Shifting London Festival 

What: This event, organised by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, aims to empower people from under-represented communities to become entrepreneurs, driving innovation in important and growing sectors, including adult social care, housing, food, techology, low carbon and environmental goods, engineering and skilled trades.

Who: Open to everyone.

Where: Islington, London

Tickets: Free.


26 September

WISE Ways to Lead webinar: How can we smash the social enterprise glass ceiling for good? 

What: Join Pioneers Post for the next WISE Ways to Lead webinar, part of our special series of WISE100 stories, guides and events produced with our partner NatWest. Guest speakers are Karen Lynch, founder of Expert Impact, former CEO Belu Water, and Zakia Moulauoui, founder of Invisible Cities CIC.

Who: Open to everyone.

Where: Online

Tickets: Free.


26-28 September


What: The sixth edition of the Latin American Impact Investment Summit (CLIIQ), run by IMPAQTO and 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


3 October

SE100 Social Business Coffee Break: How to make painful decisions and stay positive in purpose-led organisations

What: A shot of social business inspiration to energise your morning, in the company of some of the UK’s top social enterprise pioneers, part of our special series of SE100 stories, guides and events produced with our partner NatWest. This time, we'll explore: how to survive and thrive through the current economic climate? What are the biggest pain points for social enterprises and what are social business leaders doing to meet these challenges right now? How to support your team; how to deal with redundancies; how to prioritise what matters; how to plan for sustainability and growth?

Where: online

Tickets: sign up for free – details coming soon


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


9-13 October 

SEWF23 week

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.

Pioneers Post will be attending SEWF23 as a media partner.


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


19-20 October

Co-op Hackathon

What: Brings together tech co-operators to collaboratively develop digital solutions to support the UK co-op movement. Delivered by Co-operatives UK in partnership with the Co-operative Bank.

Where: London

Tickets: Bursaries available for travel and accommodation.


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


24-25 October 

The Gap in Between

What: Hosted by Social Nest Foundation, The Gap in Between aims to gather diverse actors from around the world to devle into the most pressing social and environmental challenges, co-create innovative solutions and catalyse collaboration.

Who: Social investors, corporates and other stakeholders from the impact ecosystem

Where: Valencia, Spain

Tickets: Free


26 October

The Social Enterprise Policy and Practice Conference 2023 plus the Social Enterprise Scotland Awards

What: Scotland’s largest annual social enterprise policy event, hosted and delivered by Social Enterprise Scotland. The daytime event will be followed by an evening awards ceremony at the Scottish Parliament.

Where: Edinburgh and online

Tickets: Conference is free online, in-person member tickets start at £45, non-member tickets £75. Awards tickets are free for members and invited guests.


31 October

WISE Ways to Lead webinar: When enough is enough: how to know when to step away from your social business 

What: Join Pioneers Post for the next WISE Ways to Lead webinar, part of our special series of WISE100 stories, guides and events produced with our partner NatWest.

Where: Online

Tickets: Registration details and speaker info coming soon


31 October – 1 November

6th Annual Convening on Impact Investing, Nigeria

What: A forum to drive networking and impact investing thought leadership in Nigeria, hosted by the Impact Investors Foundation with support of the United Nations Development Programme and the European Union. This year's theme is 'Catalytic capital for inclusive growth and development'. 

Where: Lagos, Nigeria

Tickets: Reserve a place at no cost. 


7 November


What: Presented by ImpactCity, this forum aims to unite impact makers worldwide to inspire, connect and collaborate for the 8th edition of ImpactFest. Key themes include energy and oceans, food and agriculture, climate justice, and circular economy and resources. 

Who: Innovators, impact investors, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and other impact makers from around the world

Where: The Hague, Netherlands

Tickets: Early bird tickets available from €19 for startup and student rates, and €49 for regular tickets


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


8 November

Second Belgian Impact Day

What: An event organised by Impact Finance Belgium with the aim of strengthening the impact finance ecosystem in Belgium. 

Where: Brussels, Belgium

Tickets: From 300 euros


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


13 November

Startup Guide Summit, Lisbon

What: Organised by Startup Guide and Impact Shakers, this event will bring together startups, investors, public sector representatives, community builders and other stakeholders to find solutions to the world's challenges.

Where: Lisbon, Portugal

Tickets: Sign up for tickets


14 November

SE100 Social Business Coffee Break: How to collaborate with other social ventures in times of challenge

What: A shot of social business inspiration to energise your morning, in the company of some of the UK’s top social enterprise pioneers, part of our special series of SE100 stories, guides and events produced with our partner NatWest. This time, we'll explore: how can social enterprises be better at helping each other? How can we draw on our own community to increase our impact?

Where: online

Tickets: sign up for free – details coming soon


16 November

National Social Enterprise Conference, Ireland

What: Hosted by the Department of Rural and Community Development with Social Enterprise Republic of Ireland. More information to come.


22-24 November 

EVPA Impact Week 2023

What: Impact Week is the annual get-together of impact changemakers organised by EVPA, Europe's investing for impact network.

Where: Turin, Italy

Tickets: EVPA members need to claim their free tickets before 15 October, other tickets start at 700 euros, early bird closes 30 September


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


30 November

UK Social Enterprise Awards 2023 

What: A gala ceremony to announce this year's UK Social Enterprise award winners.

Where: London, UK.

Tickets: From £170. 


30 November – 2 December

Nexus Europe Summit 2023

What: A gathering of next gen philanthropists, impact investors and social investors from around the world, organised by Nexus, a global network of young investors, social entrepreneurs and philanthropists.

Where: Barcelona, Spain

Tickets: Details coming soon


4 December

SE100 Social Business Coffee Break: Prioritising diversity in your social business

What: A shot of social business inspiration to energise your morning, in the company of some of the UK’s top social enterprise pioneers, part of our special series of SE100 stories, guides and events produced with our partner NatWest. This time, we'll explore how to run a truly diverse social business and why it matters, particularly when the pressure seems to be on other priorities.

Where: online

Tickets: sign up for free – details coming soon


25-26 January 2024

PEXforum 2024

What: The forum, hosted by Acri and Assifero, aims to bring together philanthropy infrastructure professionals from all over Europe.

Where: Rome, Italy

More information will follow soon.


25-27 March 2024


What: Billed as 'the largest event of solutions for the planet', this annual gathering brings together innovators and sustainability leaders who are committed to finding scalable solutions to the world's problems.

Where: Paris, France.

More information to come


29 – 31 May 2024

Katapult Future Fest 2024

What: Katapult Future Fest brings together a global community of change-makers to explore how impact investing, business leadership and exponential technologies can be harnessed to create a fairer, healthier and more sustainable future society. 

Where: Olso, Norway

Tickets: From 5,000 NOK


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


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