As a video production company that is passionate about social justice and dedicated to increasing diversity both behind the camera and in front of it, Ezra Productions is excited to take part in this year’s SOCAP19 conference at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco. We believe that branded content studios have a responsibility to help their clients engage and inspire their target audiences to take action to make the world a better place.
On October 22-25, 2019, we will be joining 3,000 storytellers, impact investors, social entrepreneurs and innovative cross-sector practitioners committed to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. If you haven’t heard of it, Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) is an organization that is dedicated to accelerating a new global market at the intersection of money and meaning.
The best news is that you anyone can livestream the four-day conference for free!
Lindsay Smalling, Chief Executive Officer of SOCAP, said “Our mission is to unlock the potential of markets to accelerate impact. By offering free digital access we expand this community to those who are unable to make it to Fort Mason this year. It will take all of us exploring ideas and solutions, to solve the world’s toughest problems and participation shouldn’t be limited to only attendees.”
Click here to join in the SOCAP19 Digital Experience and sign up for a free digital pass. Join in the online conversations during the conference on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by using the hashtag #SOCAP19.
The SOCAP19 Digital Experience will grant full access to online coverage of the conference including:
- All SOCAP19 livestreams – including all plenary sessions and main stage breakout sessions happening on the Cowell Theater stage at Fort Mason
- Exclusive interviews and coverage of the conference from our impact media partners including NextBillion, Devex and ImpactAlpha
- Curated recaps of conference sessions and major takeaways
- A digital SOCAP19 program book
- A list of all companies and organizations represented at SOCAP19
- Post-event, pass holders will receive an email with links to the full SOCAP19 video and online content library
Below, you can find more details about of the livestreamed sessions during SOCAP19 plenary sessions from 4:00-6:00pm Pacific.
On Tuesday, October 22: “A Global Movement that Matters to Millions,” explores solutions to solve the world’s toughest problems from feeding 10 billion people by 2050 to pursuing equity and justice for all. Highlights include:
- Nick Glicher, COO of Thomson Reuters Foundation, reveals surprising results of second global survey of the “Best Countries for Social Entrepreneurs.”
- Roy Steiner and Sara Farley of The Rockefeller Foundation announce a new initiative on the future of food and host a panel with leading innovators in food systems and sustainable agriculture: Anna Lappé, Co-Director of Real Food Media, and Debra Eschmeyer, Senior Fellow and Head of Innovation at the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at the Arizona State University.
- Native Land Acknowledgement by Kanyon Sayers-Roods, CEO of Kanyon Konsulting
- Fireside Chats:
- Jennifer Schorsch, President of org, and Tom Ferguson, Vice President of Programming of Imagine H2O share their work on accelerating solutions in water and sanitation.
- Rodrigo Villar, Founding Partner of New Ventures, and Raúl Pomares, Founder of Sonen Capital, discuss opportunities and challenges of the emerging impact investing landscape in Latin America.
- Marcos Gonzalez, Founder of Vamos Ventures and Rod Robinson, Founder and CEO of ConnXus highlight the business case for leading with a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Lens, moderated by Andrew Brower, Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Wednesday, October 23: “New Approaches to Expand the Impact Economy,” brings a range of experts explaining new approaches to strengthen and expand the impact economy. Highlights include:
- Neville Crawley, CEO of Kiva, is interviewed by Helen Avery, Sustainable Finance Editor for Euromoney, on the expanded mission of Kiva and the Refugee Investment Fund.
- Mega-panel on the maturing landscape of Impact Measurement and Management with Ben Thornley of Tideline; Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen of UNDP; Diane Carol Damskey of IFC; Leticia Emme of IRIS; Sasha Dichter of 60 Decibels; Maria Mähl of Arabesque S-Ray; Cathy Clark of Duke University; Adam Heltzer of Partners Group; Lauren Booker of Jordan Park; Kate Cochran of Upaya Social Ventures and Andrew Lee of UBS.
- Fireside chats:
- Morgan Simon of Candide Group discusses building a movement with recently retired NFL player and impact investor Derrick Morgan of KNGDM Impact Fund.
- Bonnie Glick, Deputy Administrator of USAID, and David Bohigian, CEO of OPIC in conversation on government agency-led efforts to catalyze economic development in emerging markets.
- Tim Freundlich, CEO of ImpactAssets, discusses donor advised funds and the role of policy and regulation for guiding impact in financial services with Kat Taylor, CEO of Beneficial State Bank, and Christie George, Director of New Media Ventures.
Thursday, October 24: “The Numbers Matter,” offers leading researchers showing how data reveals hidden patterns and truths; evidence supporting what is working and the essential guideposts for directing the passion and persistence of this field. Highlights include:
- Research on unconscious racial bias of investors led by Jennifer Eberhardt of Stanford SPARQ, Ashby Monk of Stanford Global Projects Center and Daryn Dodson of Illumen Capital, discussion moderated by Miljana Vujosevic of Prudential.
- Fireside chat: Rip Rapson, president of The Kresge Foundation, and Susan Taylor Batten, president and CEO of ABFE, talk about Kresge’s “25% by ’25” commitment to diverse managers.
- Interviews and talks:
- Marjorie Kelly, Executive Vice President & Senior Fellow, and Ted Howard, President and Co-Founder of Democracy Collaborative, interviewed by Oscar Perry Abello, Senior Economics Correspondent at Next City, on their proposal for a new democratic economy to address deep, systemic economic inequality.
- Lynne Twist, Founder of The Soul of Money Institute and early pioneer of thinking differently about money, takes the SOCAP stage for the first time.
- Brent Kessel, CEO of Abacus Wealth Partners on eight financial archetypes that shape our relationship with money.
- Neil Buddy Shah, CEO and Founding Partner of IDinsight, on the appropriate role of rigorous impact measurement in the context of impact investing.
- Closing: Kate Byrne, President of Intentional Media, the purpose-driven media platform whose brands include SOCAP, Conscious Company Media and Total Impact, speaks to the future of the impact space and announces upcoming initiatives.