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.
As social investment network AVPN turns 10, its first Asian boss explains how she's translating the foreign concept of venture philanthropy, why the “cloak of joint decision-making” is so powerful – and why she was an unlikely candidate for CEO.
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