Karoline Heitmann is Corporate Initiative Manager at the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). Since she joined EVPA in 2018, Karoline has been working with Corporate Social Investors (such as corporate foundations, impact funds, accelerators, social businesses), conducting research on the latest corporate social investing trends, such as strategic alignment and employee engagement, and developing practical tools and guidelines. Alongside, she organises events and workshops for Corporate Social Investors across Europe and support the organisation of the C Summit, Europe’s first corporate philanthropy and social investing summit.
Impact-driven initiatives easily fall off the list of corporate priorities. But corporate foundations and other corporate social investors are uniquely placed to use their influence – here are four ways they can take a lead.