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9th EVPA Annual Conference: some insights from an inspiring journey

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On 26 and 27 November the 9th EVPA Annual Conference took place in Geneva and gathered 500 delegates from a variety of countries (23 different nations were represented) and sectors, including venture philanthropy and social investment funds, foundations, private equity … Continue reading

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NESsT hosts the Social Enterprise World Forum

In a converted 1871 grain storage facility near Rio de Janeiro’s old waterfront docks, NESsT celebrated its 15 year anniversary by hosting this year’s annual Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF2012). It chose the theme Impact Investing to enhance the sector’s … Continue reading

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In the spotlight this month – The First Billion

The First Billion: A Forecast for Social Investment Demand By Adrian Brown and Adam Swersky The social investment market is developing fast. There is an increasing interest from commercial and other investors as well as a growing demand for capital … Continue reading

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EVPA on the road

In the last month, EVPA was present at a number of events throughout Europe. Below, we give you a short overview of those. On 4 October, EVPA organised a lunch event together with the City of London Corporation for its … Continue reading

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New members’ Q&A corner – The Social Investment Business

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

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EVPA welcomes new members

We are happy to welcome three new members on board this month! Our new full members include one of UK’s largest social investors The Social Investment Business. The organisation has made over 1300 investments in civil society organisations ranging from … Continue reading

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The Lang Academy promotes strategic philanthropy in Italy

EVPA member Fondazione Lang Italia’s latest initiative, the Lang Academy , aims to promote strategic philanthropy in Italy in enable donors and investors to create a greater societal impact. The Lang Academy brings together the most innovative Italian and international … Continue reading

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Kois Invest joins Social Venture Fund in supporting Auticon

Brussels-based impact investor Kois Invest has recently invested in Auticon, the Berlin-based social enterprise providing quality IT jobs for people with Asperger syndrome, a form of autism. The main aim of the social enterprise is to give people diagnosed with … 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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IN THE SPOTLIGHT – The European Venture Philanthropy Industry 2010/11

EVPA publishes “European Venture Philanthropy Industry 2010/11” Early this month EVPA’s Knowledge Centre published the first report on the venture philanthropy industry in Europe, providing key statistics on the industry.

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Event report: “A continental breakfast”, London UK

On May 16th an expert impact investor breakfast was held at the inspiring location The Exchange, London. The event was organised by Audrey Selian, chief executive of EVPA member Artha Iniative – Rianta Capital, and hosted by Ben Metz. The … Continue reading

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Save the date: 8th EVPA Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland

Backing the change-makers in time of uncertainty: can we do more? At the end of May, registration for the 8th EVPA Annual Conference, taking place on 13 – 14 November in Dublin, Ireland will open. Make sure you save your … Continue reading

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EVPA welcomes new full members

EVPA is delighted to welcome two new full members. Shaerpa, based in the Netherlands, supports families, funds and foundations that want to be actively involved in Venture Philanthropy Social Venturing or Impact Investing. They offer a wide range of made-to-measure … Continue reading

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