As populism takes hold in another European country, delegates at EVPA’s Impact Week in Turin consider what impact investors must do to convince policymakers to stop pursuing economic growth at all cost. Plus: EVPA announces a rebrand.
The Mirova founder and “sustainable finance activist” interviews philosophers and writes novels alongside running a company. He tells us why it's all connected – and why “strange animals” like Mirova are still needed amid concerns for the future.
The age of the unicorn – startups valued at US$1bn or more – is over, some say. Enter the zebra: businesses that pursue purpose and profit, and that show resilience in times of crisis. But to flourish, they'll need a big mindset shift among VCs.
A toy maker, a ceramics business and a branding-savvy “social concept store” are all helping to raise public awareness of social enterprise in the Georgian capital – and challenging the notion that buying social means compromising on quality.
The EU's eastern and southern neighbours gather in Tbilisi to trade their best ideas for developing a nascent impact economy, backed by a “huge” European Commission presence. Plus, we meet the “human switchboard”, Suzanne Biegel.
He’s spent two decades building the infrastructure for venture philanthropy. As he retires at last, Doug Miller reveals what triggered his passion, why “skin in the game” matters – and why today's “1920s model” of funding needs to ramp up fast.
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