Programs & Events


Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) is coming to the Pacific Northwest. Monday, February 5th, 2018, 9am-6pm at Impact Hub Seattle.
Aimed at increasing the flow of capital toward social good, this event brings together impact investors new to the field along with experts steeped in experience. A full day of education and interactive workshops will feature three simultaneous tracks of content: Impact Investing 101 for beginners, 201 for those with some knowledge or experience, and 301 for the lifetime learners who want to deepen their practices and connections in the field. SOCAP 365 PNW invites all individual investors, family offices, wealth advisors, and fund managers interested in learning more about impact investing and strengthening their regional network to attend. 
Topics include:
  • The origin story of impact investing
  • Facts about today’s impact investors
  • Transitioning from philanthropy to investing
  • Investing one’s time and experience in addition to capital
  • Global vs. local investing
  • Sustainable forestry and eco-investing
  • Gender-lens and racial equity
  • 100% impact across an entire portfolio
  • Alternative investment structures
  • Building a stronger impact ecosystem

Join MIE's Melanie Audette at the following session below.

Harnessing the Power of Philanthropy for Impact 

With Michael Brown, Seattle Foundation, and Melanie Audette, Mission Investors Exchange
When it comes to impact investing, foundations not only are entering the space at a rapid clip but playing key leadership roles in leveraging their dollars and expertise.  Philanthropic investors have a unique role - more freedom, more catalytic capital available, and more focus on mission that almost any other kind of investor. But how do those qualities play out in their work and how can others in the ecosystem partner with foundations to create even more impact? 
This session begins with an exciting local story that pairs foundation capital and leadership with public, private and community resources, resulting in thousands of jobs created and lives changed for the better. The audience then will have an opportunity to pose questions that cut to the heart of identifying true impact, direct investing vs funds and intermediaries, and how the culture at foundations is evolving and changing. 

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