The 2011 Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) kicked off last night in San Francisco. While I unfortunately can't attend the event due to scheduling conflicts, I'll be closely following the news and information coming out of SOCAP. For those not attending, you can watch the main stage panels on Livestream here starting this morning at 9 a.m. PT.
Welcome to SOCAP11! This year we’re going a little deeper and asking you to not just think about impact, return, problems and progress towards goals. We’re asking you to do the math and tell us what you see for this market’s future.
At the intersection of money and meaning, what needs to be created, what needs to be put into action, what should the social capital market stand for?
What does Money + Meaning = ? We look forward to exploring with you at SOCAP11.
Much of the initial buzz out of SOCAP surrounds the launch of the book Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference by Antony Bugg-Levine and Jed Emerson. You can read reviews of the book by Fast Company and Philanthropy 2173.
We'll keep a running list of other SOCAP-related resources here:
- 2011 SOCAP: An Interview with Kevin Jones, Co-founder & Convener, Forbes
- Greed Has Gone Good: Social Capital Markets 2011, Forbes
- A Movement in Need of a Rosetta Stone by R. Todd Johnson
- Key Takeaways from Day 1 at SOCAP, Social Earth
- SOCAP11 Observations From Day 1+, Adin Miller
- Highlights from SOCAP 2011 – Day 2, Sustainable Life Media
- What Every Social Entrepreneur Should Know — A Report from Day 2 of SOCAP11, Care2
- Van Jones on the Sharing Economy, Shareable: Work & Enterprise