May 04, 2021

EVPA May Newsletter - Foreword by the Impact Funds Initiative


The Impact Funds Initiative (IFI) is a dedicated initiative at EVPA towards Impact Funds. This year the initiative focuses on activities on Deal-sharing, Talent and Fundraising (for funds). Have a look at this infographic to learn more about this group.

One important feature that unites the IFI members are their fundraising activities. To support mobilizing resources for impact, the IFI is starting a conversation on fundraising for funds from today. We proudly announce the first EVPA Podcast series in partnership with Ryan Grant Little, interviewing Bernadette Blom of the Good Fashion Fund in the first episode.

We are happy to announce that The Impact Funds Initiative is partnering with The Hague Impact City. They support our activities and will host us both online and offline. Also, we’ll be partnering in the Impact .. Days.. Stay tuned!

Finding and selecting dealflow is a time-consuming affair. IFI members expressed their wish to share more deals and thus share their efforts. In 2021 IFI started organising deal-sharing meetings. These are themed and co-hosted by a member. On 12 May our next session will take place on reducing foodwaste.

What type of leadership do we need? How to find and retain talent? Last year the IFI has partnered with Russell Reynolds Associates, with whom we conducted a survey on talent and leadership in the age of Impact Investing. On 31 March we discussed the outcomes.

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