Amplifying Impact 2020

Join us in May 2020 for the Mission Investors Exchange National Conference! Below, we share a brief overview of event goals and themes in a letter from MIE's CEO, Matt Onek. To learn more about the event, including details on the evolving schedule, how to register, and more, please visit the Conference resource library. Details will continue to be added through 2020.

Foundations are making unprecedented commitments to impact investing, putting more of their capital to work to challenge inequity, stem climate change, and drive other social and environmental impact. As the field continues to rapidly grow, what will it take to ensure that the impact investing movement remains laser-focused on impact?
We look forward to tackling these issues with you at our upcoming National Conference — Amplifying Impact — in Atlanta on May 11-13, 2020. As a Conference led by and for foundations and their partners, Amplifying Impact will explore the unique leadership role of philanthropy, focusing on our four Conference themes:
  • Centering on Impact
  • Advancing Racial Equity
  • Mobilizing with Urgency
  • Going All-In
One of the most anticipated events for impact investors in philanthropy, Amplifying Impact is an active, collaborative space to network with peers, share real impact investing examples, hear from leaders in the field, and so much more.
Stay tuned for more MIE and National Conference updates in the coming weeks and months, including the launch of registration. We look forward to partnering with you on Amplifying Impact!

Entrepreneurs Impact Summit 2020

Entrepreneurs Impact Summit (EIS) brings together leading entrepreneurs, thought leaders and investors focused on social impact and those who want to do more for an event in Los Angeles. EIS is focused on catalyzing and communicating specific commitments from attendees to use their time and talents to help solve global problems. The Summit has several key components, including inspiring and surprising speeches from entrepreneurs about innovative approaches to social impact; education for entrepreneurs about using their time and talents to address these pressing problems; and awards showcasing leadership.


Sustainatopia Los Angeles 2020

Founded in 2009, SUSTAINATOPIA remains one of the leading events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact. Attendees have participated from more than 60 countries.

Consisting of both a mega-conference and a broad-ranging Festival, SUSTAINATOPIA brings together the global ecosystem of social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact like no other singular event.


SBSI 2020

2020 marks the 15th year that Duke University's Fuqua School of Business will hold the annual Sustainable Business and Social Impact conference. As companies and organizations set ambitious social and environmental goals, innovation has emerged as a key way to drive impact at scale. Whether it is using tech for good, identifying new financial mechanisms to drive progress, or embedding new ideas into the value chain, innovation is shaping the next ten years of impact. Come join us to hear from leaders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors about some of today's most salient social and environmental issues, and what their respective organizations are doing to tackle them.

SBSI has since grown to be the largest conference of its kind in the Southeast, with over 800 people registering in 2018. Prominent leaders in the social impact and sustainability fields share their insights with inspiring talks and engaging panel conversations. Come to SBSI 2020 and see how people are making an impact, everywhere.


Winter Innovation Summit 2020

At the Sorenson Impact Center, we marshal capital for social good, empower data-driven programs, break down silos across sectors, and equip the next generation of leaders with social purpose.

05 February | Wednesday

7:30am-9am: Breakfast & registration

9am-12:30pm: Mainstage sessions & networking breaks

12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch + open networking

1:30pm-5pm: Deep Dives & networking breaks

EVENING: Film premiere at the University of Utah Alumni House

06 February | Thursday

7:30am-9am: Breakfast & registration

9am-12:30pm: Mainstage sessions & networking breaks

12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch + open networking

1:30pm-5pm: Deep Dives & networking breaks

EVENING: “Art after Dark” gallery and networking reception at the University of Utah Museum of Fine Arts

07 February | Friday

SNOW DAY: Skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing at Solitude Mountain Resort. Lift tickets are included in all Summit registration, and transportation provided to and from Salt Lake City to Solitude in the morning and afternoon. Please secure equipment rentals in advance to avoid long wait lines.


Sixteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability 2020

The Sixteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability will be held at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, 29-31 January 2020.

Founded in 2005, the On Sustainability Research Network is brought together by a common concern for sustainability in a holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic, and social concerns intersect.

Submit your proposal to the 2020 conference here.

2020 Special Focus - Sustainability Lessons in the "Global South": Priorities, Opportunities, and Risks

Much of the sustainability literature focuses on the Global North and on issues salient to policy makers in developed countries, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and ozone depletion. By contrast, comparatively little is written on environmental issues in the Global South, which is rich in sustainability experiences and lessons learned in natural resource conservation, and where many of the challenges are being faced on a daily basis with limited financial and human capital resources. In Latin America, Africa, and much of Asia, communities struggle on a daily basis with environmental hazards as varied as land degradation, drought, salinization, and lack of access to fresh drinking water. ‘Land grabs’ drive deforestation and biodiversity loss, while across the Global South, conflicts between communities, firms, and the state for resource rights and access present risks to livelihoods and life, which in turn are highly uneven according to localities, socio-economic groups, ethnicity, and gender.

A variety of creative thinking and imaginative responses to such challenges can be found across the Global South. Communities are organizing to defend their neighborhoods, forests, and land from incursions by property developers, poachers, and business corporations. A plurality of different visions of environmental justice and social justice have flourished based on gender rights, indigenous peoples’ rights, and rights of nature. Within Latin America, the Andean notions of buen vivir (good living) has found expression in the constitutions of Ecuador and Bolivia.

The question of how the sustainability lessons garnered in the Global South can contribute to the transformative social changes necessary to promote sustainability on a global scale, and define short-, medium-, and longer-term priorities, will be considered at the Sixteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability in Santiago, Chile. We warmly welcome proposals for papers, workshops, interactive sessions, posters, and exhibits on this theme and on all dimensions of sustainability. The conference will appeal to scholars, social activists, business people, and policy makers.


Harvest Summit 2019

WHY ATTEND

Get out of your comfort zone.
Connect. Challenge. Collaborate. Create
the future of possible.

Together, through the cross-pollination of inspiring ideas and a continuous exchange of transferable insights WE can spark the innovation that may change the world.

Harvest Summit is a full day of
Real Conversations. Rich Discovery. Innovation Sparked.

THINK TALK TASTE TRANSFORM

A CELEBRATION OF THE ART AND SCIENCE AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF INNOVATION.

Dirt under your feet. Fresh air. Fresh perspective.

Unexpected Pairings. Unscripted conversations. New collaborations.

STIMULATE YOUR THINKING OF WHAT’S POSSIBLE.

Say goodbye to the stuffy ballroom, monologues, PPT presentations, passive learning and rubber chicken lunches.

Say hello to a unique and exclusive location, engaging dialogues, interactive collaborations and immediate business impact enhanced by a world class culinary and entertainment experience.

WHO WILL BE THERE

300 leaders outstanding in their fields.

Get out of your industry silo. Collaborate with a diverse set of leaders in technology, media, entertainment, food, wine and agriculture. Expect magic.

APPLY TO ATTEND

Join us. It’s in conversations, napkin doodles, shared experiences and the clink of glasses where magic happens – ideas hatched, relationships formed, innovation sparked.

REGISTRATION

The Harvest Summit is by invitation only. Please use the link below to request an invitation or make a nomination. All registrations are non-transferable.

2019 Harvest Summit fees will be announced shortly. Non-profit, Start-up/Founder and Academic discounts are available on a limited basis upon request.


Art of Convening Great Virtual Meetings Training

20% discount for members of Conveners.org. Use discount code 20% at checkout.

The Virtual Art of Convening (AoC) training is a journey into personal and professional learning and application of the technology of relationships and the technology of virtual delivery.

It teaches the art and science of designing and leading virtual meetings and conversations that are inspirational, productive and transformative. Unleash your team’s EQ with the power of convening: learn how the skills of inner game of being a convener can shift the culture of your team, department or organization to full-on commitment.

- All sessions are live and interactive, use the Zoom virtual platform, and are recorded for post-session viewing -


2019 Global Social Venture Competition: Application Deadline Dec 3

Calling all social entrepreneurs! Applications for the 2019 Global Social Venture Competition are now open. If you have an early-stage startup aiming to make a difference in the world using technology for good, apply to compete in the 2019 competition. All entries are reviewed by leading experts in the fields of social entrepreneurship, innovation, and impact investing. Top teams from across the globe will compete for $80,000 at the Global Finals at UC Berkeley, April 3-5, 2019, so apply by December 3rd to turn your idea into impact. Learn more at www.gsvc.org.


Reality Summit at the Esalen Institute

RE-IMAGINE REALITY: This intensive is focused on the nexus of transformation and innovation.

The emergent technology revolution and the mindfulness movement are powerful change agents that can be utilized to benefit the very evolution of our species.

In 2018, we will convene industry leaders in virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality AI, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Robotics and associated emerging technologies at the birthplace of the human potential movement.