Event: Critical Mass (London, 19-20 October)

Critical Mass is the leading UK conference for social enterprise, social value, impact investment and corporate social innovation.  

It brings together social entrepreneurs and impact investors with leaders from civil society and government from around the world to explore opportunities, innovations and good practice in impact investing and social enterprise.

Critical Mass is co-hosted by Matter & Co (the organization behind Good Deals and Pioneers Post) and Social Value International (formerly The SROI Network and SIAA) – and proudly supported by the British Council.

What you can expect

This year’s conference will include inspirational keynotes, stimulating workshops and useful masterclasses – as well as the 2015 NatWest SE 100 Awards, which will award £30,000 to five social enterprises that have demonstrated superlative business practice. 

The confirmed speakers include Antony Bugg-Levine (former MD of the Rockefeller Foundation, Chair of GIIN and CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund), Diana Verde Nieto (CEO of Positiveluxury.com), Michael Green (Executive Director, Social Progress Imperative) and Peter Holbrook (Chief Executive, Social Enterprise UK).

Participants will be able to book free appointments with 'Critical Mass Business Scientists' offering brilliant advice on subjects such as investment and pitching, storytelling and media, scaling up, winning new contracts, as well as management and governance.

Another draw is the Critical Mass Marketplace – a space dedicated to meeting, chatting, buying and selling between social enterprises, responsible businesses, investors and intermediaries.

British Council and pwc

The British Council is delighted to be partnering with pwc in delivering plenary and breakout sessions featuring speakers covering a range of disciplines. One plenary will focus on ‘Global Tipping Points for Social Value,’ addressing such questions as where are the global hotspots and fault lines, who are the trailblazers, and what will it take to spark the next big development internationally?

Event and ticket info

When: 19-20 October

Where: The Royal Institution, London.  

Tickets: are available from the Critical Mass website (see below). Enter British Council promotional code BC15 to enjoy a 10% discount.