This blog is where our community connects and communicates about the challenges and issues they face in practising Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment. The views expressed here are not EVPA's views.

September 24, 2020
COVID Alliance

Building The COVID-19 Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs

By Saskia Bruysten, EVPA Board member and Co-Founder & CEO of the Yunus Social Business...

June 15, 2020

We dropped the ball on climate protection in 2008 – we can’t afford to do it again

Peter Heller the co-founder and executive director of the Canopus Foundation, and member of EVPA talks about how COVID-19 seems to have pushed climate accountability further from our grasp.This articl...

March 03, 2020
Good Fashion Fund investment opportunity blog 2020

Investment opportunity: Good Fashion Fund

The Good Fashion Fund is a first-of-its-kind initiative to create systemic change in the textile & apparel industry by financing the implementation of highly impactful & disruptive production ...

February 19, 2020

A time to act

Last year marked C&A Foundation’s fifth anniversary. While the foundation celebrated five years of working with courageous partners and beneficiaries, allies and changemakers to make fashion a for...

February 18, 2020

Interview with AXA and TADA on their corporate volunteering programme

As part of our course on Employee Engagement on 26-27 March 2020, we will have a site visit to AXA and TADA (ToekomstATELIERdelAvenir) and hear about how they have managed to build a successful corpor...

November 27, 2017

Social Impact Bond by Smarter Futures

The Health Movement project aims to reduce the risk of developing Type-2-diabetes through the use of a social impact bond (SIB). The bond to be launched in 2019, is led by RISE Research Institutes of ...

November 02, 2017
Joanna Macrae

The power to make real choices

At EVPA we know that trust is vital in shaping the relationship between investors and social purpose organisations. Building strong partnerships for impact relies on investors trusting the organisatio...

October 30, 2017
Annual Conference 2016

Catalysing more and better venture philanthropy in the UK

In the last few months, Big Society Capital carried out some research to understand the state of the Venture Philanthropy (VP) sector in the UK, in collaboration with the European Venture Philanthropy...

October 02, 2017
Country Meeting Uk

Venture Philanthropy & Social Investment in the age of a changing Europe

At EVPA we run "country meetings" to bring together the top players in venture philanthropy and social investment (VP/SI). It's an afternoon of peer-to-peer learning, discussions and exploration into ...


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