Breaking down silos at the intersection of meaning and money

By Catherine Cheney 09 October 2015

Global development reporter Catherine Cheney reports from the 2015 Social Capital Markets conference in San Francisco.

Kevin Jones convened impact investors and social entrepreneurs at the first Social Capital Markets conference in 2008. Now he says the value of SOCAP is the way it encourages attendees to find unlikely allies and break down the silos that have isolated tech firms from development organizations, donors and the private sector.

For Devex SOCAP 2015 has offered a chance to connect with a broad array of people, organizations and businesses operating at the intersection of money and meaning, from old friends to new names and rising stars.

In this video recap, we pull apart some of the buzzwords and trends at SOCAP 2015 and examine how the parent company behind SOCAP plans to keep the conversation going after their largest conference yet.

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Catherine Cheney covers the West Coast global development community for Devex. Since graduating from Yale University, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in political science, Catherine has worked as a reporter and editor for a range of publications including World Politics Review, POLITICO, and NationSwell, a media company and membership network she helped to build. She is also an ambassador for the Solutions Journalism Network and the Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute.


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