Monthly Archives: March 2012

In the spotlight – what’s your opinion?

Investing for impact – how social entrepreneurship is redefining the meaning of return This recent research report by Credit Suisse and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship offers a framework for impact investment solutions and shows the major trends shaping … Continue reading

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BonVenture’s project partners recognised

The online platform abgeordnetenwatch.de has won an award from the Integrata Foundation. It honors the platform, hosted by BonVenture project partner Parlamentwatch, for its use of information technology in support of democracy.

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How financial institutions can increase their societal impact – Interview with Lidia del Pozo, BBVA

Introduction Case study: BBVA and Momentum Project Interview __________________________________________________________________________ Introduction Financial institutions have for some time explored a range of strategies aimed at achieving positive societal impact. Many have invested in microfinance[1], both directly by providing microcredits to vulnerable populations … Continue reading

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Experts join EVPA Impact Measurement Initiative – see who is involved

The EVPA Impact Measurement Initiative has received much support from a number of practitioners, academics and consultants with experience in measuring social impact. The expert group includes representatives from:

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Stone Soup consulting awards Research in Social Innovation

The winner of the Stone Soup Award for Research in Social Innovation was announced at the beginning of this month – he is Ricardo Zozimo, PhD student and entrepreneurship tutor at Lancaster University in the UK.

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EVPA welcomes new members

We are happy to announce two new associate members. The Vall d’Hebron University Hospital-Research Institute Foundation (VHIR), based in Spain, promotes and carries out innovative biomedical research and its translation into solutions and improvement for people’s health problems.

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MDLF launches digital investment fund

The Media Development Loan Fund (MDLF) has launched an early-stage fund for digital news and information businesses, Digital News Ventures, which will provide early-stage equity finance from $30,000 to $300,000 to entrepreneurs whose ideas can be used to provide news … Continue reading

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A look behind the scenes of LGT Venture Philanthropy

On 28 February, the LGT Venture Philanthropy Foundation invited EVPA members to its offices in Zurich to look behind the scenes and explain how it works. The event described the work of LGT VP and focused on its investment, monitoring … Continue reading

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