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.
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.
Innovative companies and their corporate social investors are demonstrating a new, collective approach to impact – one that might just drive a shift in how big firms use their wealth, expertise and influence to “do good”.