Events

Get the latest information on events where Sonen Capital team members will be speaking as subject matter experts or attending as active participants in the field.

GSG Impact Summit 2019

Impact Wholesalers: Facilitators and Champions
Santiago, Chile
November 19, 2019

Raul Pomares will be on a panel discussing: Are impact capital wholesalers that provide catalytic capital for impact-driven investment funds key for driving the growth of impact investment? The UK has released £400 million of dormant bank accounts to establish Big Society Capital. Portugal has created an impact wholesaler, with EU funding support. Japan is releasing $4.5 billion, over five years, from dormant bank accounts to an entity tackling social issues. South Korea has announced the creation of a $300 million impact wholesaler. Several other countries are considering. doing so. How can we accelerate the establishment of impact wholesalers across the world?

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FLII Centroamérica y el Caribe

AGENDA TBD
Santo Domingo Del Cerro, Antigua, Guatemala
November 13, 2019
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SOCAP 19

LATAM Lounge
San Francisco, CA
October 22, 2019

Raul Pomares will be speaking at The LatAm Lounge @ SOCAP, a space where people can come together to engage not only with the incredible entrepreneurs that are coming out of the LatAm region, but also with investors, foundations, ecosystem mappers, and fund-of-funds who are based in LatAm, or in the U.S. but with their work focused in Latin America.

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SOCAP 19

LATAM TRACK
San Francisco, CA
October 22, 2019

Raul Pomares will be speaking at SOCAP2019, focusing attention on the impact investing and social entrepreneurship community in Latin America. The Latin American impact ecosystem has burst onto the scene in the past few years and continues to show tremendous growth. During these sessions, leading accelerators, fund managers, and investors from the region will join us to provide an update on the issues and industries driving measurable impact and compelling returns.

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Global Impact Investing Network Investor Forum 2019

Policies and practices to drive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through investments
Amsterdam, Netherlands
October 02, 2019

Raul Pomares, Founder of Sonen Capital will be speaking about if, and how, incorporating DEI considerations into policies and practices can contribute to investments that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. The convening will explore approaches both within an organization and directed externally towards investments – including the hiring process, sourcing, due diligence, and post-investment engagement – to ensure better DEI outcomes in investments.

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C2C Climate Solutions Summit

San Francisco, CA
June 26, 2019

Raul Pomares of Sonen Capital will provide opening remarks for the Climate Solutions Summit, an event organized by C2C to discuss how investors and investments can help develop a carbon free economy.

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Confluence Philanthropy 2nd Annual Advisors Forum

Implementing the SDG Framework for Impact Reporting: An Honest Discussion
San Francisco, CA
June 24, 2019

Raul Pomares of Sonen Capital will be part of a panel discussing implementation of the UN SDG framework. Adopted in 2015, the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) recognize that ending poverty and the impacts of poverty must go hand in hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and preserving the planet’s natural resources. Many in the impact investing community have sought to use the SDGs as meaningful benchmarks, yet these goals stop short of providing substantive guidance and measurement to investors. Consequently, concerns of “SDG-washing” abound. How can the SDGs be better utilized for meaningful assessment? Join us for an honest and spirited discussion among friends and peers.

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Foro Latinoamericano de Inversión de Impacto X

Mérida, Mexico
February 18, 2019

Raul Pomares will speak at the FLII, The Latin American Impact Investing Forum (Foro Latinoamericano de Inversión de Impacto), a gathering of social entrepreneurship and impact investing in Latin America. Since 2011, the FLII brings together the main actors from different sectors across the region: impact companies, corporates, investment funds, foundations, NGO’s, business schools, and change makers from all around the world who come together to create innovative solutions to solve the most pressing social and environmental issues.

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Sun Valley Forum

Resilient Prosperity
Limelight Hotel. Ketchum, Idaho
July 05, 2017

Raul Pomares, Founder of Sonen Capital will be speaking at the Sun Valley Forum, a convening of innovators who share their successes and challenges, to help build and spread their approaches to speed and scale the transformation to resilience.

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CERES 2017

Sustainable Agriculture: Investment Risks and Opportunities
San Francisco, CA
April 25, 2017

Raul Pomares, Founder of Sonen Capital, will be part of a panel that highlights the impact potential of investments in sustainable agriculture as well as the investment risk. Case studies will be provided in this session geared towards investors seeking returns with meaningful and measurable impact.

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