The leading global event dedicated to the new economy, more inclusive and sustainable.

    Gathering 1,500+ business leaders, policy makers, financial institutions and mission-driven organizations from more than 50 countries at the City Hall of Paris, Impact² World Forum is the Davos of the New Economy.

    Each year, Impact² features prestigious guest speakers such as Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, who honored us with his presence in 2014 and in 2017.


    The Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    Impact Network hosts local competitions in 10+ cities worldwide. All finalists gather at Paris for the Grand Finale to pitch at Impact².

    2017's edition was sponsored by the Chanel Foundation.


    Impact² Social Entrepreneurship Fair

    With 1,500+ attendees each year, Impact² is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network corporates, investors and decision-makers, while enjoying a large media coverage.


    Founder of Umgibe


    Umgibe Farming Organics is a carbon-saving, ecological, organic, income generating vegetable-growing system which targets grassroots farmers from the sub-economic townships of South Africa. The project uses an innovative mechanism of cultivating vegetables using recycled bags suspended on a supportive wooden structure.

    Nonhlanhla JOYE won the 2017 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award.



    Founder of Repurpose Schoolbags

    Repurpose Schoolbags give a child dignity by day. Every Repurpose Schoolbag is fitted with a portable solar panel that turns into desk lamp providing up to 12 hours of light for reading & doing homework. Repurpose Schoolbags has already handed over 10,000 Repurpose Schoolbags to children in 6 countries on the African continent.

    Thato Kgatlhanye won the 2016 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award.

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