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.
See behind the scenes of two of Ikea’s social enterprise partnerships as they reveal what goes on in creating products for the global home furnishing giant – and the real-life challenges of being a social enterprise supplier, at the EVPA conference.
Greater use of tiered funding, innovation challenges and outcomes finance will help organisations across the impact space “blaze new paths to shape our world for the better”, EVPA Conference delegates told.