Lisa Heydlauff tells stories to inspire the children of Indian slums and villages to believe in their own possibilities; Paul Cheng works to improve the financial efficiency of charities and social enterprises out of London; Keely Stevenson in San Francisco invests in women due to the multiplier effect they have in support of long-term economic growth; And in Zurich, social entrepreneur, Roman Gaus, is developing a cost-efficient, sustainable and process-controlled way to grow food and roll out urban farms worldwide.
Countless moments in history have shown the irrefutable power of taking a stand for meaning. Today, the events in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and the wider Middle East are a poignant reminder that systems failing to support our common well being can be challenged to do better.
From May 30th to June 1st, Amsterdam will host SOCAP/Europe, the largest interdisciplinary gathering of individuals and institutions at the intersection of money and meaning in Europe. SOCAP/Europe will challenge one of the most prominent economic systems in history. Whether directly invested or indirectly affected, capitalism’s influence is global; consequently, it unites us all in a great opportunity to insist that our capital markets work better to reflect our shared meaning – to enrich our health, environment, education, economic opportunity and local communities in a sustainable way.