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.
Mologic seeks alternative to “relentless profiteering” of medical industry by providing affordable medical technology in poorer countries in £30m acquisition backed by Gates Foundation, Soros Economic Development Fund and others.
In Egypt, a community foundation is attempting to create sustainable social impact through a longstanding but part-forgotten Islamic tradition – and discovering its own sustainable business model on the way.
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.
The boss of Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales on intangible benefits of employee volunteering, the ‘tyranny’ of impact reporting – and why some corporate foundations are tarnishing the name.
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.
Can philanthropy tackle the root causes of climate change and inequality? Laudes Foundation CEO Leslie Johnston thinks so. The second in our series profiling European leaders in corporate philanthropy.
A new wave of corporate social investors is drawing on the best of two worlds, philanthropy and corporate responsibility. A parent firm’s firepower brings advantages – but also challenges, as the Sanofi Espoir Foundation in France reveals.