How will social enterprise unlock the $120 billion market opportunity for impact investment?
The Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) is “a gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and innovators at the intersection of money and meaning.”
I was first exposed to the idea of social finance by Acumen Fund, and got increasingly interested when I learned about the social stock exchanges that are being developed in Toronto, London and Singapore.
With $1195 being the fee to the conference, I simply cannot afford to go at this point. So when SOCAP posted a challenge asking for blog submission on the topic “How will social enterprise unlock the $120 billion market opportunity for individual impact investments?” for winning a ticket to the conference, I decided to write something.
I am not expecting to win with this entry as I am still new to the space. But I remember Jon said to have an opinion on everything (even if you later realize it’s wrong) and Justin said to “think make” (turn an idea sitting in my head into something people can see). And hey, I might even get a couple comments for feedback. So here was my attempt, which I submitted last night: “Making it part of daily banking“. My favorite post is ““Build Human Capital for Social Investing” by Daniel Kreps, which is also ranking #1 on the list so far. For the Money for Good report released by Hope Consulting on the $120 billion market potential for impact investments, here’s a good summary.
[Sidenote: Jon Kolko will also be speaking at SOCAP 10!]