Investors’ Circle-Social Venture Network (IC-SVN) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Opportunity Collaboration (OC).

When Investors’ Circle and Social Venture Network merged at the beginning of 2018, they brought together 57 years of combined experience leading the way for impact investors, social entrepreneurs, and mission-driven business leaders. At that point, IC-SVN committed to set a new norm of inclusiveness by creating an approach to solving problems that is anchored in community and driven by collaboration.

This new IC-SVN and OC partnership is exactly that, and it will allow both communities – who overlap in people, values, and mission – to be stronger together to make more impactful change. “The IC-SVN and OC partnership is the epitome of the cohesion needed in the social impact space in order to scale and become an even more important influence in the global economy,” says Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, IC-SVN’s Executive Director. “Impact is implemented by action, and this partnership demonstrates an important step in applicative solidarity.”

Not only will this partnership advance the overall space, but it provides practical benefits to community members, too. Most immediately, IC-SVN members who register to attend OC Global by July 31st will receive a $500 discount, and OC delegates can register now to attend IC-SVN’s annual conference, Bridging Profit and Purpose, at a deeply discounted rate of 33% off. Additional benefits will be announced to members and delegates in the coming months.

IC-SVN was established as one of the earliest and most influential peer networks, helping to grow some of the most successful social enterprises in history (Ben & Jerry’s, The Body Shop, KIND). IC-SVN has also facilitated over $220 million of investment dollars into more than 330 early-stage social ventures (Zipcar, Honest Tea, Boston Heart Diagnostics). With six decades of experience, IC-SVN continues to build and galvanize the business world to create social, economic, and environmental change for all.

OC is a global network of leaders dedicated to building sustainable solutions to poverty and injustice through four-day collaborative summits. OC convenings are uniquely designed to help forge alliances and advance social impact initiatives. Over the years, delegates have discovered capital relationships, strategic advisors, employees, mergers, suppliers, and operating partners through OC events.

“OC has proven to be the perfect complement to my IC-SVN membership. OC is my place of inspiration and deep relationship building that drives new partnerships and approaches, while IC-SVN is my community that pushes me to lead with impact first. I look forward to how a formal partnership will advance both organizations and the industry,” says Sherri Pittman, a board member of both IC-SVN and OC.

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