The impact investment market still represents only 0.5% of the €17.8tn investment market in Europe – still not enough, warn EVPA and GSG, as they present the first harmonised market sizing of the continent.
The institute launches this week in Brussels, together with landmark research on the Belgian market to kickstart Impact Week, which also includes the Ashoka Changemaker Summit and EVPA’s conference and C-Summit.
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.
An oil company foundation has launched a climate investment fund, and investors are backing pioneering startups - but this isn’t enough to fight climate change: are institutional investors ready to join the race?
Covid-19 exposed a philanthropic sector that wasn't fully prepared for the challenges of the pandemic. But "unprecedented" global collaboration since March will boost philanthropy's fitness for the future.
Do banks and foundations in the same family have to fund the same impact? At a session exploring ‘fruitful collaborations’ at the EVPA conference, it was striking how different such relationships could be – and also their ability to work towards joint aims.