Banks and Insurance Companies

The Role of Banks and Insurance Companies in the impact ecosystem

Banks and Insurance Companies' role in the impact ecosystem

In the impact ecosystem, investing for impact puts their investee/grantee at the centre of investment decisions and focuses on the additionality of the impact generated; while investing with impact needs to guarantee a certain financial return on investment alongside the intended positive impact.

With their access to large pools of financial and non-financial resources (i.e. their wide network of stakeholders), as well as their expertise in financial management and in working with entrepreneurs, banks and insurance companies are in an advantageous position to implement strategies both for and with impact.

They can engage in a wide range of activities to generate societal impact. In addition to direct investments, they can also act as consultants, connecting the supply and the demand sides of the market, and as field-builders, leveraging their capacity and expertise to build infrastructure or provide non-financial support to other organisations or individuals.

Impact spectrum banks 2022
Banks matrix

EVPA Members

EVPA involves a number of members that are paving the way to show how banks and insurance companies can become major drivers of social impact.

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  • "Banking on change: economy recovery & sustainability pressure - sector challenges and opportunities" (Investing for impact in Central and Eastern Europe) - watch webinar recording

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