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.
Coverage of companies’ sustainability performance is increasing, creating increasing pressure on corporates to meet ESG standards. Can the power of the press be a catalyst for change? How can it help the move towards stakeholder capitalism?
The director of ING Netherlands Foundation on teaming up with the country’s largest bank to tackle digital exclusion, how a parent company’s value goes far beyond cash – and why overhead costs shouldn’t be a dirty word.
Beware enthusiasm doesn't become naivety – we need to confront the reality of business, says Trafigura Foundation boss Vincent Faber, as he looks back at the buzz of a recent gathering of corporate social investors.
C SUMMIT: Can cross-sector collaboration help find solutions to wicked problems? A project involving civil society, business and government, unprecedented in scale and speed, shows that joining forces can bring success in the face of a crisis.
Is it no longer enough for companies to set up foundations or CSR departments? With many now creating more specialised impact vehicles, Karoline Heitman introduces new EVPA research exploring more holistic approaches for corporate social investors.
C SUMMIT: Business leaders are ready to ‘do the right thing’ but need the ‘radical collaboration’ of philanthropists and corporate social investors as their catalysts – agree Halla Tómasdóttir of The B Team and EVPA chair Steven Serneels.
C SUMMIT: All the components of a company – foundations, impact investment funds and regular business – should work together towards a joint vision of meaningful social impact, says sustainability boss at Schneider Electric.