Robyn Fieser | June 30, 2016
At the invitation of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Catholic Relief Services, impact investing experts and Catholic leaders from around the world will convene in Rome to explore how the Catholic Church and other faith-based institutions can harness the power of impact capital to attain and sustain their social mission.
The Second Vatican Conference on Impact Investing, held June 26-28, is sponsored by Omidyar Network and the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.
The Church institutions, at an early stage in their social enterprise journey, will interact with and learn from successful social entrepreneurs, along with thought leaders from the sector. They will develop strategies, form partnerships and lay the foundation for catalyzing private investment to serve the poor and vulnerable. Celebrating the Extraordinary Year of Mercy established by Pope Francis, the conference is titled, “Making the Year of Mercy a Year of Impact for the Poor.”