Social enterprise and impact investing events in 2023

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28 March

Fi Gathering Zurich 

What: Run by Social Nest Foundation, Fundes Catalyst and Elea (the Foundation for Ethics in Globalization), the Fi Gathering Zurich event aims to shed light on the paradigm shift within philanthropic capital, with a focus on Latin America. 

Who: Open to all, including donors, impact investors, funds, social impact ventures and networks.

Where: In person, Zurich, Switzerland.

Tickets: Invitation-only event. Apply for a ticket here (free of cost). Once the application is reviewed, the team will send instructions to register once accepted.


28 March 

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: Apply for a free ticket.



28-29 March 

Impact Summit Europe 2023 

What: A conference for institutional investors run by Phenix Capital, with the aim of bringing together leaders and practitioners in impact investing, as well as encouraging private institutional capital in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The conference also focuses on relevant content and tools required to begin investing with impact. 

Who: C-Suite, board members, portfolio managers and ESG/impact investing officers of insurance companies, family offices, wealth managers/private banks, and development finance institutions.

Where: The Hague, the Netherlands.

Tickets: Invitation only. Register from €0-2499.


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.


30-31 March

Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific 2023 

What: This event organised by Impact Asia Pacific, aims to bring like-minded individuals together to shift more capital as a force for good of people and the planet.

Who: Open to all. 

Where: Sydney, Australia

Tickets: Select tickets from Aus$400-$4,900.


31 March 

EU Funding Mentoring on Skills and Education

What: This online event hosted by EVPA will share a broader overview of the EU funding opportunities under ESF+ and InvestEU with the European Commission. The EIF teams will also present the InvestEU financial products dedicated to skills and education more in-depth and who is eligible for them. The event encourages direct interaction with other attendees and EU officials. 

Who: Open to all interested in EU funding. 

Where: Virtual.

Tickets: Register for free.


5 April

Scaling Social Impact in Europe 

What: This event organised by Euclid Network will focus on ‘doing good and doing business’. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to develop skills in internationalisation and digitalisation. 

Who: Social entrepreneurs, support structures and experts in social entrepreneurship.

Where: The Hague, Netherlands

Tickets: Sign up to reserve a free spot.


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: The organisers invite social change leaders from around the world to attend in person. To attend online, you can register for free.


22 April 

ReFi Con: the regenerative finance conference

What: An event that will gather the community together from the finance, technology, and sustainability sectors to discuss the latest developments in the world of regenerative finance and web3. 

Who: Open to all. 

Where: Lisbon, Portugal.

Tickets: Registration starts from $30.


1-5 May 

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.

Tickets: Register here


4-5 May 

Impact Investing World Forum 2023

What: A social impact investment event. Speakers include representatives from BlackRock, IFC, Shell, EU and EIB.

Who: Open to all. 

Where: London, UK.

Tickets: Early bird registration £495, VIP Pass £695 and £1,825 full price.


5 May 

Social Business Conference (SBC) 2023

What: An event run by the Social Business Innovation Lab which aims to strengthen the social start-up ecosystem and connect social entrepreneurs with impact investors. The round table theme is: Challenges and Solutions of Social Businesses for the SDGs.

Who: Open to social entrepreneurs, impact investors, philanthropists, academics, NGOs, companies, institutions and stakeholders that operate in the sector.

Where: Lugano, Switzerland.

Tickets: Event is by invitation only. Those interested should contact specifying in the subject line: Manifestation of Interest – SBC 2023.


9 May 

Strategic Planning: An Introduction (Online Training) 

What: The Wheel, Ireland’s national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises, is running an interactive session and will showcase some of the basic steps involved in strategic planning, as well as tools on how to build confidence in leading strategic planning within your organisation.

Who: Anyone responsible for planning and implementing strategy within their organisation.

Where: Online. 

Tickets: Available from €85.00 for members & €150.00 for non-members.


11-12 May

B For Good Leaders Summit 2023 

What: The summit will help to scale a regenerative economic system. It’s ‘for good’ entrepreneurs, investors, owners, board members, executives who will be united to meet the key challenge of our times.

Who: Entrepreneurial individuals, and changemakers. 

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tickets: Invitation only, get in touch here.


15-16 May 

Business of Impact 2023 (EVPA C Summit)

What: A summit hosted by EVPA aiming to create coherence between the impact and business agendas, as well as accelerating corporate impact journeys. The impact summit covers a wide range of themes and includes tracks on youth, migration, food, climate and health, with participation from the corporates driving impactful and innovative global solutions in these areas.

Who: Open to all, particularly corporate leaders, social investors and impact stakeholders.

Where: Venice, Italy. 

Tickets: Register, tickets available from €800.


24 May 

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: Free registration.  


24-25 May 

Innovation Zero

What: A climate and clean-tech congress aiming to accelerate partnerships, deal-making and collaborations between those developing and producing low-carbon solutions and those who need to deploy or want to fund them. Includes a panel discussion on 25 May sharing innovations in impact investing, from catalytic and blended finance, emerging market initiatives, and just transitions, to place-based and gender-smart finance, tech and transparency, bringing together the intertwined social and climate goals for people and planet. Speakers include Cliff Prior of the GSG and Laurie Spengler of Courageous Capital Advisers.

Who: Open to all. 

Where: London, UK. 

Tickets: Register with your email address.


24-26 May 

Philea Forum 2023

What: This three-day event, organised by Philea, the Philanthropy Europe Association and hosted by the National Foundation for Civil Society Development – Croatia, will bring together over 700 delegates to discuss today’s challenges around climate, democracy and equality. The role of education and SDGs will also be explored, as well as the future of Europe.

Who: Open to all.

Where: Šibenik, Croatia.

Tickets: More information to follow.


25-27 May 

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.


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, interested in breaking down the barriers between sectors.

Where: London, UK

Tickets: Register for online access for free or  £25. 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 $340.


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.


27-28 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 your interest to find out more about pricing and sponsorship.


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.


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: Get notified when registration opens.


27-30 August 

Latimpacto Conference, Impact Minds: Standing Together

Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

More information coming soon.


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


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, the 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, the Netherlands and online

Tickets: Digital passes starting from €24, physical passes starting 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: More info coming soon.


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.


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 on the waiting list.


23-25 October 


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.


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.


22-24 November 

EVPA Impact Week 2023

Where: Torino

More information coming soon.


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