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.
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.
Amid unrest and Covid-19, non-profit Écoute-moi! is opening up the world to dozens of children with hearing loss. And it's showing how companies – here, a hearing aid manufacturer – can have an impact through corporate philanthropy.
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?