How do we make sure the growing social impact ecosystem stays true to its mission? What’s the role of the various organisations involved – both those investing for impact, and with impact? Explore the big questions in this new series in partnership with EVPA.
A too-large portfolio, confused staff – and diluted impact: for Adecco Group Foundation, something had to change. A wholesale reset not only led to a new brand, it also helped the foundation to find its way to impact integrity.
Corporate social impact isn't always easy to piece together, especially when you're tightly tied to a commercial firm. So how does Ikea Social Entrepreneurship – seemingly at high risk of undermining its 'impact integrity' – stay true to its purpose?
Impact investors must welcome newcomers by talking about the problems that can be solved – rather than putting them off with too much focus on the financial instruments. We report from EVPA’s Investors for Impact Forum in Porto.
Impact funds are now “fighting for a share” of an increasingly competitive market – but can use their impact credentials to both attract capital and sign new investment deals, say asset owners and fund managers at the EVPA annual conference.
From supermarket check-ups to rural mini-pharmacies, social enterprises are making healthcare accessible to all. We explore how support from Philips Foundation – backed by healthcare technology firm Philips – is key to their success.
The strategic alignment between a corporate social investor and its related company can mean greater social impact. But a close relationship can also jeopardise the ‘impact integrity’ of corporate social investors, as new research by EVPA shows.