Monthly Archives: July 2012

EVPA welcomes new members

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EVPA is delighted to welcome its new members the Emirates Foundation, Investir & + and Wise. This month we celebrate our first member from the United Arab Emirates, The Emirates Foundation, underlying the success and development of venture philanthropy beyond … Continue reading

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Member Q&A corner – Investir & +

As a membership organisation we value the contribution that each organisation brings to the network. Therefore we would like to highlight one of our new members and the great work they do. This month we put our newest member Investir&+ … Continue reading

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Spotlight – “A Framework for Action: Social Enterprise and Impact Investing”

By The United Nations Global Compact and The Rockefeller Foundation On June 20-22 the Rio +20 Summit on sustainable development took place, tackling two main themes – a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, and the … Continue reading

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Feature – Turning the tables?

As the European VP market reaches $1bn, investors need to readjust to the scarcity of social innovation By Felix Oldenburg, Europe leader and director Germany, Ashoka The pioneering EVPA survey published in June puts the collective investments of European venture philanthropy … Continue reading

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First European overview of altruistic finance launched

During the sustainable finance workshops that brought together 100 experts from all over Europe last month in Paris, Axylia Conseil, an independent consulting firm, presented the first overview of altruistic finance in Europe. Altruistic finance includes financial products in which … Continue reading

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CAF Social Impact Fund celebrates first year

Earlier this month, EVPA member CAF Venturesome celebrated the first year of its Social Impact Fund. It has achieved a lot in the past 12 months, offering £2.2m in loans to 22 charities and social enterprises. With an average loan … Continue reading

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8th EVPA Annual Conference – update

First of all, we would like to welcome our new conference supporter Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. We are very grateful to them and The One Foundation in helping to put together this year’s conference. We are very excited about a number … Continue reading

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Save the date – EVPA site visit

On 18 September, EVPA member PhiTrust Partenaires is opening its doors to allow a look behind the scenes as part of the EVPA site visit. These members-only events are an excellent opportunity for both newcomers and experienced members in the … Continue reading

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New investment by Impetus Trust

EVPA member Impetus Trust has strengthened its commitments in the area of reducing reoffending with a £75,000 investment in Working Chance, a recruitment consultancy for women ex-offenders. Working Chance provides recruitment consultancy services for women ex-offenders. They support their clients … Continue reading

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Chair Collaborator – 8th EVPA Annual Conference

We are delighted to announce that Jan Lübbering of ‘streetfootballworld’, will join the 8th EVPA Annual Conference as “Chair Collaborator”. Alongside this year’s Conference Chair, David Gold of Prospectus, Jan will guide us through the two-day programme taking an active … Continue reading

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EVPA announces new conference supporter Social Entrepreneurs Ireland

EVPA is delighted to announce that Social Entrepreneurs Ireland joins The One Foundation as a general supporter for the 8th EVPA Annual Conference, taking place on 13-14 November 2012, Dublin, Ireland. Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is an outstanding organisation and one … Continue reading

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