8-9 OCTOBER, 2018



As communities around the world face the challenges presented by the twenty-first century, a vision of impact economies is emerging: a world where creating positive impact is as central to economic decisions as consideration of risk and return.

What will an impact economy look like? And, what actions do we need to take today to create impact economies across the world?

We invite you to help answer these questions at the 2018 Impact Summit, taking place in October this year in New Delhi, India. The Summit will bring together hundreds of impact leaders: entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, corporates, social sector and government leaders and leading market builders. We hope you will be among them.

As part of this year’s Summit, we will:

  • Explore current and future actions by the GSG, our National Advisory Boards and partners to catalyze the impact economies of the future
  • Engage with GSG working groups to define the trajectory of the field and where future work should focus
  • Create a unified vision for the development of impact investing ecosystems across the world.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a groundbreaking Summit, amid the entrepreneurial energy of New Delhi.

We are advancing well towards Tipping Point 2020. Collectively, we will continue to improve lives and the planet by driving real impact.

We look forward to seeing you on 8-9 October 2018!


  • Registration closes by: Friday, September 14, 2018
  • Book Hotel Accommodation as early as possible
  • Secure travel VISA, if needed: apply as soon as possible as wait times vary and can be lengthy






Chair, GSG



Regional Director
Ford Foundation



Chair-IIC & Country Director (India)
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation


Hosted by


The GSG is an independent global steering group catalyzing impact investment and entrepreneurship to benefit people and planet. The GSG was established in August 2015 as the successor to and incorporating the work of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK´s presidency of the G8. The GSG currently has 18 countries plus the EU as members. Chaired by Sir Ronald Cohen, the GSG brings together leaders from the worlds of finance, business and philanthropy to get measurable impact embraced as a deliberate driver in every investment and business decision.

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is dedicated to transforming the lives of children living in urban poverty through improving their education, health and family economic stability. Working with innovative organizations around the globe, they seek to identify, test, refine and grow non-obvious solutions to big, obvious problems. Since 1999, they have committed $1.563 billion to non-profits and social enterprises in the United States, India and South Africa.

Ford Foundation

Across eight decades, Ford Foundation’s mission has sought to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. Through various programs, they have supported tens of thousands of leaders around the world and have created or helped sustain thousands of pathbreaking organizations working on a broad range of social change issues. Ford has also invested in the early stages of novel ideas for social good—among them public media, microfinance, women’s rights, public interest law, digital human rights, and many more.

Supported by


ESCAP is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region working to overcome some of the region’s greatest challenges by providing results oriented projects, technical assistance and capacity building to its member States. ESCAP promotes rigorous analysis and peer learning in our core areas of work; translates these findings into policy dialogues and recommendations; and provides good development practices, knowledge sharing and technical assistance to member States in the implementation of these recommendations.


The British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. It creates friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. The British Council does this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries they work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.



USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance.



Omidyar Network starts from a fundamental belief: People are inherently capable, but they often lack opportunity. They believe if we invest in people, through opportunity, they will create positive returns for themselves, their families, and the world at large. Believing in the power of business as a force for good, they invest in both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations, whose complementary roles can advance entire sectors.


The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation addresses the diverse and complicated issues that humanity is encountering in the 21st century. In order to respond to increasing natural disasters and social crises, they implement and support a variety of necessary programmes. As a private Japanese foundation, they strive to strengthen cooperation at all levels between our country and countries abroad. Using their freedom as a private foundation to effectively promote activities, proposals, and exchanges in the search for a new governance model for human society.


GSG Honors Partner

GSG Millennial Honors Partner

Pioneers Post

Pioneers Post is the leading online and printed social enterprise and impact investment magazine. We deliver the news, set the agenda and provide the tools, insight and knowledge to support social entrepreneurs, responsible business leaders and impact investors around the globe.

Pioneers Post is itself a social enterprise, our subscribers and partners are central to our success. By sharing your insights, collaborating with us and ‘buying social’ (i.e. by subscribing), you are supporting both our sustainability and our mission to help the community of positive changemakers to build a better world through good business. 

SPECIAL OFFER: To celebrate our partnership with GSG, we are now offering you a special subscription discount to unlock all our exclusive premium-only content – articles, videos, podcasts, special reports and printed quarterly magazine – which help will help you do good business, better!
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The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits.


Media Partners


AsianNGO started in 2014 with the sole purpose of supporting and empowering the players working in the development sector. Our goal is to resolve the core issues faced by the local and global NGOs, nonprofit organizations, and social enterprises such as searching for grants, finding partnerships, learning and development needs, which hinder them from creating meaningful impact to society. Please visit to learn more.



Devex is the media platform for the global development community. A social enterprise, we connect and inform 1 million development, health, humanitarian, and sustainability professionals through news, business intelligence, and funding & career opportunities so you can do more good for more people.



ImpactAlpha is a digital media company redefining business journalism around social and environmental value. ImpactAlpha’s daily newsletter, The Brief, is read by more than 25,000 professionals and influencers globally. News and original features are featured on Our open database, ImpactSpace, aka “CrunchBase for Impact,” includes profiles on more than 10,000 impact ventures, funds and deals.

Special offer: Stay up-to-date on the latest impact investing news with two weeks of The Brief for free:


Knowledge Partners


Intellecap is the advisory arm of the Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group, a global pioneer in taking an entrepreneurship based approach towards development. The group brings together an ecosystem of knowledge, capital, and networks to help entrepreneurs thrive while they work to improve the state of the world's 3 billion underserved people.


McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company, Inc is a global management consulting firm that serves a broad mix of private, public and social sector institutions. They help their clients make significant and lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. With nearly a century of experience, they’ve built a firm uniquely equipped to this task.


Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship (JSiE)

JSiE is an award-winning social impact centre at O.P. Jindal Global University. JSiE works to strengthen the capacity for social innovation in North India and joins a global network of actors working to enable higher education institutions, their students, faculty, and alumni to address the 21st century’s most pressing challenges. By building bridges between socially responsible leaders around the world for innovative teaching, startup incubation, and social impact research, JSiE aims to spur more inclusive economic growth and development in India and globally.



KPMG is a global network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. Through helping other organizations mitigate risks and grasp opportunities, we can drive positive, sustainable change for clients, our people and society at large. KPMG member firms operate in 154 countries, collectively employing more than 200,000 people, serving the needs of business, governments, public-sector agencies, not-for-profits and through member firms' audit and assurance practices, the capital markets. KPMG is committed to quality and service excellence in all that we do, bringing our best to clients and earning the public's trust through our actions and behaviours both professionally and personally. We lead with a commitment to quality and consistency across our global network, bringing a passion for client success and a purpose to serve and improve the communities in which member firms operate. In a world where rapid change and unprecedented disruption are the new normal, we inspire confidence and empower change in all we do.


Outreach Partners

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network is a unique funders’ network based in Singapore committed to building a vibrant and high impact social investment community across Asia. The AVPN is an advocate, capacity builder, and platform that cuts across sectors to improve the effectiveness of members across the Asia Pacific region.


The Global Social Entrepreneurship Network

The Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN) is the global network for organisations supporting early stage social entrepreneurs.



SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) is in the vanguard of the emerging global impact economy —  convening ideas and capital to catalyze world change. They are a network of investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders addressing the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions. For more than ten years, they have achieved our goals through a series of events, initiatives, and partnerships that leverage the power and effectiveness of collaboration.

Special offer: Get the Summer Special rate for your ticket to SOCAP18 using our discount code NP_GSGSummit.


Green Dream Foundation

Green Dream Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on generating awareness, engaging and driving action among people to stand against the biggest environmental concerns before the world such as global warming, climate change, pollution and waste management.


CASE Smart Impact Capital

CASE Smart Impact CapitalTM is a globally crowdsourced flexible online training platform shown to help impact entrepreneurs seeking investment capital save time and make their fundraising easier and more effective. Over 15,000 leaders in over 130 countries have plugged in – with a 94% approval rating!  Give your network a fundraising boost by accessing our scalable, easy to use, and rigorous videos and tools, which helps entrepreneurs efficiently define their funding gap,  decide on the best kind of impact capital to fit their growth and impact, triage investors, nail their pitches, navigate due diligence, and negotiate terms to get to the best deal. Register for a free tool and watch sample videos here. Through Oct 31, use the GSG18 discount code as you register to get 30% off a 6-month individual membership. For those running accelerators or networks, we offer bulk discounts for any group of 4 or more users, please contact

SPECIAL OFFER: Use code GSG18 at by October 31 to get 30% off our professional online training series on direct impact investing.



China Alliance of Social Value Investment – Shenzhen (CASVI ) is the first licensed non-profit-organization specializing in social value (impact) investment promotion in China. Initiated by 50 prominent institutions led by YouChange Social Entrepreneur Foundation, United Nations Social Impact Fund, Investment Association of China, Tsing Capital Investment Group and Tsinghua University, CASVI serves as a platform facilitating match-making, deal-making and value-making between social projects and impact investors, by which eventually resolving compelling social issues.


The Impact Investors Council

The Impact Investors Council (IIC) is the leading national industry body to strengthen Impact Investing in India. It has an active support from leading Impact Investors and ecosystem players managing funds in excess of $1bn. IIC’s mission is to encourage private capital to bridge the social investment gap in India in sectors such as financial inclusion, clean energy, education, water & sanitation and healthcare.



UNDP SIF brings together different stakeholders to chart a new course toward creating a collaborative financing model to maximize every dollar being invested in today’s social impact investment (SII) sector through building institutions, mobilizing private assets, identifying large scale projects with social potential, supporting governments and addressing finance gaps.



The world is facing critical challenges. But nothing we can’t overcome! All around the globe, inspiring individuals are inventing new solutions, rethinking the way we do business, challenging the status quo. Still, they are too often marginalized, unknown, and struggle to find the support they need to really make a difference. ChangeNOW celebrates and supports those changemakers. It is the annual reunion for all enthusiasts who want to shake and shape the world we live in. To make change real. Now.


MASH Project Foundation

MASH Project Foundation is a youth-led social enterprise which is fostering an ecosystem for social impact through the process of community building by conducting engaging events, workshops, seminars and assisting social enterprises by providing a platform for mentorship and getting media visibility to the stories that are making a social impact. It partners with multi-stakeholders to create a platform your young people who are driven to create great social impact!


The European Venture Philanthropy Association

The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a lively community of organisations sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through venture philanthropy.


Impact Hub

Impact Hub is the world’s largest community (16,000+ members) and accelerator for positive change. With 100+ locations across five continents, in more than 50 countries, we have the local startup communities needed to fuel and mobilize amplified innovation. Impact Hub builds community for impact at scale. They support building ecosystems to drive collaboration and entrepreneurial innovation around the Global Sustainable Development Goals through our locally rooted Impact Hubs, as well as partners and allied networks.


TiE Dehli -NCR

In the last 14 years, TiE Dehli -NCR has continuously taken the lead and hopes to build on its strength to create an increasingly positive ecosystem for the entrepreneurs and investors. With a strong mentor support base, various events on different aspects of entrepreneurship, expanding into new geographies and business & organization management and multiple opportunities to showcase and network, it has emerged as one of the biggest platform supporting entrepreneurship.



The Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA), established in 1993 and based in New Delhi, is the oldest, most influential and largest member-based national organization of its kind. It represents venture capital and private equity firms to promote the industry within India and overseas. It seeks to create a more favorable environment for private equity, venture capital investment and entrepreneurship. It is an influential forum representing the industry to governmental bodies and public authorities.







UnLtd finds, funds and supports social entrepreneurs - enterprising people with solutions that change our society for the better. UnLtd was formed in 2002 by seven organisations who believed that social entrepreneurs had a much bigger contribution to make to our economy and society. We were among the first to back individuals with their own ideas to create social good.



Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Institute was established in 2008 as a non-profit development organization to provide skilled manpower to the sector through capacity and skill building trainings. WASH Institute is recognized as a National Key Resource Centre by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS), Government of India. Currently, WASH Institute provides Technical Assistance to Government of India for Implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) with the support of USAID and The Bill Melinda Gates Foundation. WASH institute is also engaged in research and advocacy and grassroots implementation activities in different states across the country.



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