The director of ING Netherlands Foundation on teaming up with the country’s largest bank to tackle digital exclusion, how a parent company’s value goes far beyond cash – and why overhead costs shouldn’t be a dirty word.
Beware enthusiasm doesn't become naivety – we need to confront the reality of business, says Trafigura Foundation boss Vincent Faber, as he looks back at the buzz of a recent gathering of corporate social investors.
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: Business leaders are ready to ‘do the right thing’ but need the ‘radical collaboration’ of philanthropists and corporate social investors as their catalysts – agree Halla Tómasdóttir of The B Team and EVPA chair Steven Serneels.
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.
Collaboration is hard, something Roberta Bosurgi knows first-hand. As EVPA's new CEO, she’s now tasked with convincing others to overcome egos and join forces for more impact. We meet the former Novartis director ahead of this week's C Summit.