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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31 January

Catalytic Capital: The evolving role of philanthropy in Africa

What: A webinar from 12pm-1:30pm East Africa Time run by the Africa Venture Philanthropy Alliance featuring William Asiko, managing director Africa region of the Rockefeller Foundation

Who: Grant makers in Africa including corporate and private foundations, family offices, aid agencies and governments

Where: Online

Tickets: Register free here

 

28 February – 2 March

FLII Latin American Impact Investing Forum 2023

What: A convention for impact investing and social entrepreneurship in Latin America, aiming to address the region's most pressing social and environmental issues through market-based solutions

Who: Impact investors, social entrepreneurs and cross-sector practitioners dedicated to mobilising capital towards impact.

Where: Mérida, Mexico

Tickets: From $1,160

 

14-15 March

GAIL Summit 2023

What: An annual event that will bring together, in person, GAIL’s international community of legal leaders and changemakers, including private practice lawyers, investors, business leaders, law students and more.

Who: Open to all interested in using the law to have a positive impact on people and the planet.

Where: London, UK

Tickets: Early-bird tickets available from £85 for non-members until 20 January 2023

 

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

 

 

29-30 March

Supply Change Social Procurement Festival

What: An event that gathers leaders across the public and private sectors to learn and share best practices for social procurement and to network with decision-makers and social enterprise suppliers. Attendees can expect talks from influential speakers, practical advice and more.

Who: Open to all interested in social procurement.

Where: Online

Tickets: Registration required

 

12-14 April

Skoll World Forum 2023

What: The Skoll Foundation’s 20th annual event will return to explore trends, ideas and solutions that are making an impact in driving social change.

Who: Open to all

Where: Oxford, UK and online

Tickets: 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

 

15-16 May 2023

EVPA C Summit

Where: Venice

More information coming soon

 

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

 

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 will provide attendees with the opportunity to address recent economic crises with social investment.

Who: The social investment community

Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

 

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

 

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: Register your interest

 

11-12 October 2023

SEWF23

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

 

15-19 October 2023

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

 

23-25 October 2023

SOCAP23

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

Who: Changemakers from every sector across the globe

Where: San Francisco, California

Tickets: Available for $899

 

22-24 November 2023

EVPA Impact Week 2023

Where: Torino

More information coming soon

 

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