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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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.

 

16 April 2024

SE100 Social Business Coffee Breaks - How to crush imposter syndrome

What: We all have times when we can feel like a bit of a fraud, even if you’re doing a brilliant job and making the world a better place. But how can you overcome these feelings of self-doubt and where do you go to build confidence as a leader?

This free webinar will be hosted by Tim West, Pioneers Post, who will be joined by Servane Mouazan, founder of Conscious Innovation and Liam Black, leadership mentor, former social business CEO and author of How to Lead with Purpose.

The SE100 Social Business Coffee Break webinars are created and delivered by Pioneers Post in partnership with NatWest Social & Community Capital, to celebrate and learn from the UK’s most impressive social enterprises.

Who: Anyone.

Where: Online.

Tickets: Free, more information on the event website.

 

22 April 2024

Fi Impact Investing Gathering

What: This in-person only event will explore financial mechanisms aimed at supporting entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges. From catalytic investments to philanthropic capital, impact-linked funding, revenue-based models, and crowdfunding, speakers will explore how capital can be effectively deployed towards impact enterprises in emerging economies.

Who: Individual and institutional investors, social entrepreneurs

Where: Zurich, Switzerland

Tickets: Apply for a free ticket through the event website.

 

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. Academic, advisor author and angel investor Aunnie Patton Power will deliver a keynote speech with a focus on directing innovative financing to organisations that create positive social and environmental impact.

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.

 

 

25 April 2024

Institute for Chartered Accountants Annual Sustainability Summit

What: This event will convene sustainability experts and business leaders who will share their views on the future of sustainable business, explain the role of technology in the climate transition and simplify the complexities of sustainability reporting. 

Who: ICAS members, non-members working in/with an interest in sustainability, UK-based business leaders and interested media.

Where: Edinburgh, UK.

Tickets: Register for free on 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.

Where: Both online sessions and in-person events in different countries.

Tickets: More information provided here.

 

9 May

Newsflash: How solutions journalism can support systems change

What: This interactive session is one of many held during Catalysing Change Week 2024, organised by Catalyst 2023. It will be hosted by Pioneers Post’s associate editor Anna Patton, alongside Ben Wrobel and Yael Berman, who is a former member of DICE Young Storymakers programme, a joint initiative of Pioneers Post and the British Council. 

Who: Journalists, communications professionals and all those interested in storytelling for social change.

Where: Online.

Tickets: Register for the event 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: Register 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: Register 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.

 

10-11 July 2024

Stir to Action Festival

What: This event is designed for people interested in transforming their local economy. It will feature practical workshops, panels and ideas surgeries. 

Who: Open to all.

Where: Bristol, UK.

Tickets: Tickets available from £40 through the event website.

 

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: Nominations for the awards open until 5 May. Ticket information for the ceremony will be released at a later date.

  • Read more about the SE100 Index and Social Business Awards in our collection

 

17-19 July 2024

Africa Impact Summit

What: The event is designed to attract investors from across the globe to learn about impact investing in Africa, showcase avenues for investors unfamiliar with impact investing and facilitate greater access to capital, particularly for smaller enterprises.

Who: Institutional and individual investors, social entrepreneurs.

Where: Nairobi, Kenya.

Tickets: Not yet available.

 

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.

 

15-17 October 

Social Value Conference 2024

What: This online and in-person event, presented by Social Value Portal in collaboration with the National Social Value Taskforce, aims to bring together delegates from the public, private and third sectors to discuss how to further the social value movement. For the first time, the conference will be spread across three days. The first two days include online sessions only, while the third day will also take place in person, and will conclude with the Social Value Awards ceremony in the evening.

Who: Open to all.

Where: Online / Birmingham, UK.

Tickets: Prices start at £20 for online access only; 25% early bird discount available until 31 May through 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.

 

24-26 April 2025

ChangeNOW 2025

What: This three-day summit is returning for its 8th edition, bringing together stakeholders from across the impact sector to plan innovative solutions through workshops, conferences and networking opportunities. 

Who: Open to all.

Where: To be confirmed.

Tickets: Pre-register here.

 

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