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CAST Participates at SOCAP18 | October 23-26

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - Friday, October 26, 2018

Location: Gallery 308 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA


Creative Workspaces and Quality Jobs

Thursday, October 25, 2018
3:00 – 4:15 PM
Gallery Tent

The Creative Economy is a source of quality jobs for low income workers. Learn about how impact investment is financing the spaces in which artists and designers are starting and growing businesses. This interactive workshop will share tips from CDFIs, impact real estate funds, and mission-driven partners using impact capital to ensure that the Creative Economy is inclusive, equitable, and sustainable. CAST Executive Director Moy Eng engages in the discussion along with Upstart Co-Lab, LISC New York, and Shift Capital.

SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) is the world’s leading conference on activating the power of
capital markets to drive positive social and environmental impact—convening the marketplace
at the intersection of money and meaning. The conference brings together impact investors,
social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, business leaders and other innovators from across the
world in a unique cross-sector approach to catalyze collaboration for change. Now in its 11th
year, SOCAP attracts over 3000 people annually to accelerate the flow of capital for good, and
has hosted over 20,000 attendees from more than 70 countries since 2008.


SOCAP18 will gather people from more countries than ever before, uniting global innovators in
business, finance, tech, international development, philanthropy, and more. In addition to the
main stage speakers, over 500 changemakers, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and
related thought leaders will share their perspectives in more than 175 sessions on the
established themes of Impact Investing, Meaning, Gender + Markets, Racial Equity,
Tranformative Development, Africa, Blended Finance, Circular Economy, Alternative Ownership
Models, Indigenous Communities, Refugees, Blockchain for Impact, and Opportunity Zones.



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