PLUS: Access Foundation's flexible finance grantees; Irish government offers €1m for social enterprise awareness-raising; Key Fund reports £447m 'total impact'; Olio and Oddbox lure investors; Social Finance raises $50m; and more.
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: Setting up a corporate social investor can bridge the gap between foundations and the commercial side, making a bigger difference than philanthropy alone – Åsa Skogström Feldt from IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and Margot Cooijmans of Philips Foundation.
How can corporates, and their foundations, drive systemic change? Daniel Nowack shares insights from research at Yunus Social Business – with examples of how some of the world's biggest commercial names are deploying more than just cash.