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EU Webinar Series

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From the capital of Europe come a great many initiatives that may affect your business today or in the future. EVPA has launched its “EU Webinar Series”, dedicated to addressing European topics of interest to the VP/SI community.These EU webinars … Continue reading

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Pioneering the Social Impact Bond: EVPA Member Esmee Fairbairn’s Experiences

With over €80m of investment committed to date to social impact bonds across the globe, and positive social results starting to be seen, more and more of our EVPA members are active or looking to explore this growing area of … Continue reading

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Q&A with Agdevco

As a membership organisation we value the contributions that each organisation brings to the network. Therefore we highlight new members as they join our community. This month we talk to new associate member AGDevCo 1. Please tell us a little … Continue reading

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EVPA Welcomes New Members

With over 170+ members, EVPA is growing every month. This August we welcomed three new associate members dedicated to the Venture Philanthropy movement: AXA Belgium – Corporate Responsibility, Deutsche Bank AG and the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie.

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EVPA Blog Launched

As a community driven organisation, we are very pleased to announce we now have a dedicated online space where we can foster discussion among our members and stakeholders. With the financial assistance of the European Commission, we have launched a … Continue reading

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World’s First Social Impact Bond Results

When the first impact bond got launched, policymakers, investors, social purpose organisations and charities saw its huge potential. This month, the first results of the break-through experiment were announced. The Social Impact Bond, in which EVPA members Social Finance, and … Continue reading

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Social Entrepreneurship in the European Union: a Promising and Bright Future?

“Social Entrepreneurs: have your say!” was the theme of this year’s most important event on social business organised since the launch of the European Commission’s Social Business Initiative in 2011. Gathering more than 2000 social entrepreneurs, academics, policy makers and finance practitioners, … Continue reading

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EBAN Launches Committee on Impact Investing

‘Business Angels and capital investors can have a critical positive impact on society through impact investing’. This is the premise on which EVPA member EBAN (the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Market players) has founded … Continue reading

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Q&A with Innpact

As a membership organisation we value the contributions that each organisation brings to the network. Therefore we highlight new members as they join our community. This month we talk to new associate member Innpact. Please tell us a little bit … Continue reading

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Consult with the European Commission on the Social Economy

The Italian government, on the occasion of its presidency of the EU, has launched a public consultation to identify ideas and proposals for the development of the European Social economy. Pointing to the increasing attention that the Social Economy has … Continue reading

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EU Webinar Series: EuSEF Regulation

On the 25th of June, EVPA organised its first EU webinar on the EuSEF Regulation, to clarify its relevance to EVPA members and capture any industry concerns related to the regulation. EuSEF provides for a voluntary label for “European Social … Continue reading

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EVPA Welcomes New Members

EVPA is happy to welcome new associate member Innpact. Founded in 2007 and based in Luxembourg, Innpact has long standing experience with investment funds and an in-depth knowledge of the microfinance industry.

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EVPA on the Road

Our team members cover a lot of ground each month. Find below an overview of where they will be in the coming month. Drop lwolters@evpa.eu.com if you want to link up with them at any of these opportunities.

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Guiding and Mapping the Social Investment Market

The UK Social Investment market was worth an estimated £202 million in 2012, and is growing with 20% year on year. Time for a guide to explain to investees whether social finance is relevant and appropriate to them. Questions such … Continue reading

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Help the Dreamers

Are you in a position to offer your experience and skills to support aspiring social entrepreneurs? EVPA member Ashoka Belgium will organise its second DreamStorming event on October 4th 2014 at Les Halles de Schaerbeek in Brussels during Europe Refresh … Continue reading

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