Working Session: For-Benefit Enterprises: Tapping the Trillion-Dollar Market For Good

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 2:30pm to 7:30pm

A special working session of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Annual Conference, organized in collaboration with the Fourth Sector Group. 

  • 2:35 pm - 5:15 pm: Working Session
  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Reception

A fourth sector of the economy has been growing for decades at the intersection of government, business, and nonprofits. These hybrid organizations, known as “for-benefit” enterprises, have been fueled by overwhelming demand from consumers, employees, investors, entrepreneurs, and millennials to solve social and environmental problems. 

This action-oriented session will bring together leaders across all sectors who are committed to scaling business as a force for good. Participants will identify concrete opportunities for action and collaboration to advance their priorities while driving investment, entrepreneurship, job creation, and growth in the fourth sector.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What opportunities will the anticipated trillions-of-dollars of fourth sector growth over the next decade present for businesses, government, and nonprofits? 
  • What obstacles prevent for-benefit enterprises from achieving their full potential, and how can these be removed? 

Register to attend this working session.

Workshop ​registrants ​are ​invited ​to ​attend ​the ​Opportunity ​Forward ​Conference ​Networking ​Reception from 5:15pm to 7:30pm.

Please ​note: ​A ​separate ​registration ​is ​required ​to ​attend ​the full ​Annual ​Conference ​program. ​ View the Opportunity Forward agenda and featured speakers here. Please ​contact CCC ​(ccc@uschamber.com) ​for ​more ​information. ​Annual ​conference ​attendees ​may ​attend ​the ​Fourth ​Sector ​Group ​workshop ​free ​of ​charge. ​