Making the Year of Mercy
a Year of Impact for the PoorRome, ItalyJune 26th - 28th, 2016
About the Conference
On June 26th 2016, at the invitation of Catholic Relief Services and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, impact investing experts and Catholic leaders from around the world convened 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.
These institutions, at an early stage in their social enterprise journey, interacted with and learned from successful social entrepreneurs, along with sector thought leaders. They developed strategies, formed partnerships and laid the foundation for catalyzing private investment to serve the poor and vulnerable. Celebrating the Extraordinary Year of Mercy established by Pope Francis, the conference was titled Making the Year of Mercy a Year of Impact for the Poor.
The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace works to promote justice and peace in the world according to the Gospel and the social teaching of the Church.
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas.