5 Can’t Miss Social Impact Events Happening This Month

As we kick off 2023, we are reminded of the power of collective action to drive positive social impact. Here are five events to mark on your calendar this month:

  1. February 8 | Ask the Expert Series – Impact Measurement and Management and Impact Financial Integration by AVPN Academy: This series features a Q&A style conversation with SMEs in the social investment space. This event is open to everyone and encourages those interested in areas of impact-financial integration, creative decision-making, and how investors can make more informed decisions that consider financial, social and environmental results to join, listen, and learn. (Virtual)
  2. February 10 | International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly: At the U.N. headquarters they will ring in the 8th annual celebration of Women and Girls in Science. Come together with “experts, youth, and professionals in dialogues and discussion to put Science, Technology, and Innovation at the heart of sustainable development programs”. (New York)
  3. February 15 | How Businesses Are Making a Social Impact in Hollywood: Free panel discussion and Q&A with leading practitioners, including Sumi Parekh, the Executive Director of Group Effort Initiative (GEI). GEI, was launched by Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, strives to create a pipeline for members of underrepresented communities to get real experience towards lasting careers within the entertainment industry. (Los Angeles)
  4. February 22-23 | Afro Summit 2023 : Join the 3rd annual Afro Summit to immerse yourself into a network of global “black futurists, investors, tech entrepreneurs, celebrities, politicians and business moguls”.  Amassing thousands of pioneers that come together to “address and tackle challenges that affect the people of African descent”. (New York)
  5. February 28 – March 2 | FLII Latin American Impact Investing Forum 2023: This annual convention brings together those who aim to address Latin America’s most pressing social and environmental issues through market-based solutions; by bridging the conversations between impact investing and social entrepreneurship. (Latin America)

Bonus Event: 

February 22-23 | ELEVATE 2023: This annual conference brings together leaders from various social sectors to tackle the world’s most pressing issues during times of uncertainty. ELEVATE is for those looking to motivate “action around how individuals, organizations, and communities can: embrace change, promote wellness, cultivate a sense of connectivity, and lead the social sector’s charge into the future”. (Virtual)

These are just a few of the many opportunities this month to celebrate and support social impact initiatives. So, get involved, spread awareness, and let’s make a difference together!