Social Capital Markets Conference

From October 13-15, in San Francisco, the Social Capital Markets Conference (SoCap08), will bring together a rock star line up of the social capital movement. Speakers include:

  • Matthew Bishop | THE ECONOMIST
  • Jed Emerson | BLENDED VALUE
  • Carla Javits | REDF
  • Jim Fruchterman | BENETECH

In addition, there will be representatives from:

  • IDEO
  • B-LAB

Here’s the official overview:

Social capital. Doing well by doing good. Making money make change. Philanthrocapitalism. Whatever you call it, its the emerging approach of harnessing the power of capital to support a new breed of smart, innovative entrepreneurs committed to changing the world in big, meaningful ways.

The Social Capital Markets Conference 2008 (SoCap08) will bring together the entrepreneurs who want to change the world and the capital that wants to make it happen. SoCap08 is a new event designed to bring together all of the people and organizations with a similar deep passion to change the world through sustainable businesses. Investors and entrepreneurs will find themselves helping to build a new community, gaining encouragement as they realize that they are not alone, but are a part of something big, important – and rapidly growing. Participating organizations include Good Capital, The Economist, REDF, HIP Investors, Citibank, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Living Cities, The United Nations Development Programme and, among many others.

When: October 13-15, 2008
Where: Fort Mason, San Francisco, California
Who: Hundreds of leading social entrepreneurs and investors from around the world
What: Bringing together the people who are accelerating the flow of capital to good
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I’ll be speaking as well as moderator of the New Wealth Management panel:

Social investing is a wave that’s growing. Wealth managers are finding their clients want to explore and get involved in all these new alternative investment opportunities that mix social mission and impact with financial return. How do you manage your fiduciary responsibility while responding to client demand? From the client perspective, how do you explain these new things you want to get involved in to your financial advisor? Learn from some wealth managers how they and their clients who are navigating this new territory in a session designed for both the investor and the financial professional.

It should be a really interesting conference. I’d love to see a contingent of Tactical Philanthropy readers in attendance!