Social enterprise and impact investing events in 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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23 February 2024

BUD Leaders 10 Year Anniversary Event

What: An event that aims to bring together large organisations, trusts, foundations and global majority-led small and medium enterprises to find solutions on how to create growth opportunities for global majority-led businesses. It will include interactive workshops, networking with up 200 changemakers in business and entrepreneurship and a line-up of influential speakers. 

Who: Black and global majority business leaders, individuals that work on a company’s ESG goals or their diversity and inclusion strategy, and organisations, trusts and foundations that are seeking to support the growth of global majority-led businesses. 

Where: London, UK.

Tickets: Register here.

 

27-29 February

FLII Connect: Latin American Impact Investing Forum 2024

What: The main objective of FLII Connect 2024 is to create human connections and effective collaborations that drive intentional and measurable impact investment that goes beyond simple financial returns and seeks to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Who: Investors, entrepreneurs, corporates, venture funds, organisations and relevant players of the impact ecosystem in Latin America.

Where: Mérida, México.

Tickets: Tickets can be bought for US$1,200 on the FLII website.

 

28-29 February 2024

Sankalp Africa Summit

What: A two-day event with a lineup of sessions focusing on sustainable development and impact in Africa, including investor roundtables, networking events, masterclasses, entrepreneur pitches, deal rooms, debates, showcases and panel talks. 

Who: Entrepreneurs, investors, entrepreneur support organisations and other sustainable development practitioners from across the impact ecosystem.

Where: Nairobi, Kenya.

Tickets: Register here.

 

7 March 2024

WISE100 Awards

What: An award ceremony that will celebrate the UK's leading women in social enterprise and impact investing, hosted by Pioneers Post in partnership with NatWest Social & Community Capital. In addition to the top 100 list, five awards will be announced at the event. Nominations for the WISE100 Awards close by midnight on Sunday 14 January 2024.

Who: Open to all.

Where:  London, UK.

Tickets: Register here.

15-17 March

Impact Investing Days

What: Hosted by the Center for Ethical & Sustainable Business at the San Francisco State University, the Impact Investing Days are a discussion forum for impact investing practitioners, social entrepreneurs, and academics. The conference aims to challenge current practice and encourages evidence-based research to develop better insights into the links between social/environmental impact, financial returns, and investment decisions. 

Who: Participants in the event will be representatives of academia, financial institutions, philanthropic foundations, policymakers, and social enterprises. 

Where: San Francisco, USA.

Tickets: Tickets are available on the San Francisco State University website.

 

20-21 March 2024

Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific

What: The event’s aim is to accelerate the mainstreaming of impact investment at scale. It will feature keynote speeches, plenaries, breakouts, panel discussions, solutions showcases and more.

Who: Representatives from foundations, family offices, institutional investors, financial advisers, government and intermediaries.

Where: Sydney, Australia.

Tickets: Tickets available from $1,490 on the event website.

 

20-21 March 2024

Euclid Network Impact Summit

What: Organised by Euclid, a European network of organisations that support social entrepreneurs, the theme of the summit is “Building Bridges - From Intention to Action”. Topics explored will include sustainability, social procurement, data-driven insights, inclusion, shaping the policy agenda and shaping a future marked by diversity and innovation. 

Who: Representatives from non-profit and social enterprise alliances, networks, support organisations, foundations, impact investors, corporate innovators, academics, researchers, and policymakers.

Where: The Hague, Netherlands.

Tickets: Early bird tickets available for €76.50 – €189 from the Euclid website.

 

25-27 March 2024

ChangeNOW

What: Billed as 'the largest event of solutions for the planet', this annual three-day gathering brings together innovators and sustainability leaders who are committed to finding scalable solutions to the world's problems  through workshops, conferences and networking opportunities. Discover the first wave of speakers here.

Who: Open to all.

Where: Paris, France.

Tickets: Register here.

 

26-27 March 2024

Impact Summit Europe

What: Organised by Phenix Capital, Impact Summit Europe is a conference designed to bring together thought leaders and practitioners in impact investing with the objective to catalyse private institutional capital in support of the SDGs. The Summit offers investors the practical instruments to increase their impact mandate, contributing to scale 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: Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Tickets: Apply for tickets on the event website.

 

9-12 April 2024

Skoll Foundation World Forum

What: The Skoll World Forum annually convenes social entrepreneurs and other social innovators dedicated to making large-scale progress together. Speakers will include George and Amal Clooney and former New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern. 

Who: Representatives of academic institutions, financial institutions, civil society organisations, business, government, investment funds. In-person participation is exclusive to delegates, virtual participation is open to all.

Where: Oxford, UK and online.

Tickets: Register to attend the forum virtually here until 8 April.

 

15-18 April 2024

World Circular Economy Forum 2024

What: This online and in-person event aims to facilitate targeted discussions and hands-on workshops focusing on how circular solutions can be implemented in governance, finance, employment, and business and innovation.  

Who: Anyone.

Where: Brussels, Belgium (invitation only) / Online.

Tickets: Free, more information here.

 

22-23 April 2024

GAIL Annual Summit

What: Titled Building Communities, Building a Movement, the Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers (GAIL) Annual Summit will provide expert perspectives on topics including impact investing, blended finance, climate change and the law, corporate governance, purposeful business, innovative legal structures, philanthropy, ESG and more.

Who: Open to GAIL members and non-members.

Where: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, UK.

Tickets: Early-bird tickets are available for £60 - £236 until 27 February through the event website.

 

23-25 April 2024

AVPN Global Conference 2024 

What: Asia’s largest social investment gathering, being held in west Asia for the first time. Organisers AVPN promise “exciting pre-conference activities, a rich agenda and immersive sessions around the theme ‘One Asia, One Future’”.

Where: Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Tickets: Tickets available from $985 - $2,200 from the event website

 

24-25 April

Impact Investing World Forum

What: Keynote and speakers will include JP Morgan, EU, EIB & Big Issue. Topics covered will include impact investing and sustainability, sustainability data and analytics and the democratisation of finance.

Where: London, UK.

Tickets: Tickets available from £495 - £1,825 from the event website.

 

 

1-2 May 2024

Total Impact Summit

What: A summit that will educate attendees on how to align their investments with their values. It will explore topics such as blended finance, integrated impact, investment into minority communities, and local investment.

Who: Investors and advisers, including family offices, foundations and endowments, fund managers and financial advisers.

Where: Philadelphia, USA.

Tickets: Information here.

 

6-10 May 2024

Catalysing Change Week 2024

What: This five-day annual event hosted by Catalyst 2030 includes interactive sessions and activities designed to stimulate systems change and create opportunities for participants to collaborate with one another. The sessions will focus on policy, thought leadership, and innovative solutions that develop the social innovation sector. 

Who: Social entrepreneurs, representatives from the private sector, governments, funders and others who are working to address the world’s most pressing challenges.

Tickets: More information provided here.

 

23-24 May

B For Good Leaders Summit

What: Over 200 contributors will take part in conversations, talks, interviews and on-site visits to relevant companies. Topics covered will include sustainable finance, regenerative economy and corporate activism. The event aims to enable attendees to find pathways, ventures and partnerships to create a regenerative economic future.

Who: Entrepreneurs, executives, impact investors and changemakers.

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Tickets: Tickets available from €1,200 - €3,500 from the event website

 

27-30 May 2024

The Philea Forum 2024

What: This three-day event, organised by Philea, the Philanthropy Europe Association, aims to create discussion around the erosion of public trust in established institutions and how philanthropic organisations can build and maintain trust in the eyes of the communities they serve.

Who: Open to all.

Where: Ghent, Belgium.

Tickets: Information here.

 

28-29 May 2024

Upstream Festival 2024

What: A two-day event, organised by Upstream, with the aim of supporting startups with their growth. 

Who: Entrepreneurs, investors and changemakers. 

Where: Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Tickets: Available here.

 

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: Oslo, Norway.

Tickets: From 5,000 NOK.

 

5-8 June 2024

Sorenson Impact Summit

What: Organised by the Sorenson Impact Institute at the University of Utah, this is an annual convening of changemakers in global impact investing. The theme for the 2024 summit invites attendees to think beyond a net-zero mindset toward creating a future of truly regenerative, equitable, and thriving ecosystems for people and our planet.

Who: Global impact leaders, innovators, and practitioners.

Where: Park City, Utah, USA.

Tickets: Express interest in attending through the event website.

 

12-13 June 2024

Business of Impact

What: A summit hosted by Impact Europe (formerly known as EVPA) that aims to bring together corporate leaders and corporate social investors to share perspectives on how to transform business models and further empower investors to create more purpose-driven organisations.

Who: Corporate leaders and corporate social investors.

Where: The Hague, The Netherlands.

Tickets: Information here.

 

12-13 June 2024

Capital Ideas 

What: An event hosted by Impact Europe (formerly known as EVPA) that aims to bring together Europe’s leading impact funds and financial institutions to share ideas in a peer-to-peer format and forge meaningful connections across the impact investing community. 

Who: Europe’s impact investing community.

Where: The Hague, The Netherlands.

Tickets: Information here.

 

24-26 June 2024

US SIF Sustainable Investment Forum 2024

What: An event that aims to offer attendees the opportunity to network with leaders of the sustainable investing community and to learn about new approaches, trends and policy developments in the sector.

Who: Financial professionals, policymakers and corporate leaders. 

Where: Chicago, USA.

Tickets: More information here.

 

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.

Tickets: More information will be released at a later date.

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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.

 

5-7 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.

 

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: Ticket information will be published on ANDE’s website at a later date. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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: Information here.

 

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: Kenya.

Tickets: Not yet released, but check the website for updates.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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