Knowledge Centre

Knowledge Centre

The hub of know-how, learning and sector stories

The EVPA Knowledge Centre cultivates and builds cutting-edge sector intelligence, enables peer-to-peer learning and showcases the most compelling and inspiring stories from all across Europe.

Building expertise and knowledge since 2010

The EVPA Knowledge Centre (KC) is the hub for knowledge, peer-learning and thought leadership on investing for impact – in Europe and beyond. We have been gathering data, intelligence and impactful stories from the sector since 2010. A wide range of reports have been launched on best practices, key players. Industry surveys, case studies in the investing for impact sector.

Our publications and practical tools cover cutting-edge topics, from adopting the venture philantropy approach to delivering non-financial support; from tailoring the financial offer according to the needs of social purpose organisations to how to exit social investments; from measuring and managing impact to how different actors can collaborate together in innovative ways.

All the KC activities aim at helping practitioners improve their investing forimpact activities and achieve a greater social impact.

Publications and tools

We have been conducting and publishing research since 2010 and we have a wide range of reports on best practices, sector developments and key players in the venture philanthropy and social impact sector.

EVPA Industry Survey

Since 2010, EVPA acts as the main repository of data on investing for impact in Europe.

The EVPA Industry Survey represents a great tool for experienced social impact investors, newcomers, policy makers, traditional investors and foundations to gain a broad understanding of investments made through the venture philanthropy approach. The survey materials show trends, gaps and practices adopted by European investors for impact.

Charter of Investors for Impact

In our report "15 Years of Impact", we presented the “Charter of investors for impact”, a document that sets out ten principles that define and drive investors for impact. Find in this section the interactive Charter, its handout, interviews to thought leaders of the impact ecosystem and the link to sign the Charter!

External publications

Find here a resource library of external publications relevant to the impact ecosystem.


In this page you will find the glossary of terms with main definitions in the impact ecosystem.

Contact for more info

Alessia Gianoncelli , Head of Knowledge, Community and Market Development, EVPA

Gianluca Gaggiotti , Research Manager, EVPA

Arnau Picón Martínez , Research Associate, EVPA

Ludovica Piergiovanni , Research Associate, EVPA

Karoline Heitmann , Corporate Initiative Manager, EVPA

Nicolas Malmendier , Corporate Initiative Associate, EVPA

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