Monthly Archives: February 2012

EVPA welcomes new member VHIR

EVPA is happy to welcome its new associate member Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR). The VHIR is a public sector institution that promotes and develops innovative biomedical research. The University Hospital Vall d’Hebron (VHIR) is oriented towards finding solutions for health … Continue reading

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Finding its soul – tools for responsible microfinance

An interview with Jean Luc Perron, Managing Director at the at the Grameen Crédit Agricole Microfinance Foundation. Microfinance has grown in the past 30 years as a tool to alleviate poverty. According to the State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report 2012[1], 175 … Continue reading

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New iCat Fellows selected for 2012

Twenty-four business professionals nominated as iCat Fellows 2012 met last month in Zurich, Switzerland, to kick off the programme with a four-day orientation workshop. They will start working this month with LGT Venture Philanthropy’s portfolio organisations spread over four continents. … Continue reading

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In the Spotlight – What’s your opinion?

“When Aims and Objectives Rhyme” How Two of Ireland’s Largest Foundations Found Common Ground and Built a Portfolio of Nearly €60m Without Compromising the Features That Makes Them Distinct Tony Proscio, Duke Stanford School of Public Policy, Centre for Strategic … Continue reading

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New Philanthropy Capital hosts roundtable on Social Investment

At the end of January, EVPA member New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) convened a roundtable with about 30 social investment experts, including Iona Joy (NPC), Nick O’Donohoe (Big Society Capital), Adrian Brown (Boston Consulting Group) and Danyal Sattar (Esmee Fairbairn Foundation).

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EVPA co-founder Stephen Dawson explains “how to give it” in the Financial Times

The online version of the Financial Times has published an interview with one of EVPA’s co-founders, Stephen Dawson, in which he explains why the venture philanthropy approach is a good way to support charities and social enterprises. The combination of … Continue reading

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EVPA welcomes new members

We are happy to announce four new associate members. The Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), based in Madrid, focuses on the translation of medical cancer research into concrete products and services. For this purpose it set up a Direction … Continue reading

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EVPA sadly learned about the death of Doughty Hanson co-founder Nigel Doughty

EVPA learned with sadness of the death of Nigel Doughty, co-founder of Doughty Hanson & Co, last week. The private equity firm has been a member of EVPA since 2008. Furthermore, the Doughty Hanson Charitable Foundation, formed in 2000, has … Continue reading

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