Breaking down silos at the intersection of meaning and money

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

    Catherine Cheney is a Senior Reporter for Devex. She covers the West Coast of the U.S., focusing on the role of technology and innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. And she frequently represents Devex as a speaker and moderator. Prior to joining Devex, Catherine earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University, worked as a web producer for POLITICO and reporter for World Politics Review, and helped to launch NationSwell. Catherine has reported from all over the world, and freelanced for outlets including the Atlantic and the Washington Post. She is also the West Coast ambassador for the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit that trains and connects journalists to cover responses to problems.