The Impact Papers

The Impact Papers


September 15, 2020
EVPA Angels and Demon Series Leslie Johnston

Angels & Demons: ‘The demon is that it’s still acceptable to have profit without purpose’ - Leslie Johnston

The Laudes Foundation has huge ambitions – to transform the economic system to counteract climate change and inequality. And it plans to do this not by fighting big business, but by working hand in ha...

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September 01, 2020
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Angels & Demons: ‘It's really difficult to fight against perceptions’ - Valérie Faillat, Sanofi Espoir Foundation

Lazy categorisations of big business as the bad guys and philanthropists as the good guys no longer hold fast – especially with a growing wave of corporate social investors forging a path that draws o...

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August 20, 2020
Michele Giddens

The investee who changed me: ‘If I hadn’t met Charlie, Bridges’ story could have been very different’

Meeting a social investor can be game-changing for an entrepreneur – but sometimes the lightbulb moment is even more dazzling for the one controlling the cash. In the latest in our series on career-de...

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August 11, 2020
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Impact Decoded: ‘We invest in solutions that are still being moulded into shape’

The Charter of Investors for Impact is a set of guiding principles for those committed to investing for (as opposed to with) impact. But what sets such investors apart from others? We’re asking some o...

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July 07, 2020
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Impact Decoded: 'Invest and Strengthen has become our motto’

The Charter of Investors for Impact, launched last year and with 300+ signatories to date, offers a set of guiding principles for all those committed to investing for (as opposed to with) impact. But ...

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June 22, 2020
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Impact Decoded: ‘If it feels like an add-on, you’re in the wrong business’

This piece is part of our Impact Decoded series in partnership with Pioneers Post, in which contributors explore some of the core principles that can help funders ensure they're backing high-impact so...

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June 02, 2020
Tilia Impact Ventures and MIWA

The investee who changed me: 'For him it was always about building awareness of a problem'

Meeting a social investor can be game-changing for an entrepreneur – but sometimes the lightbulb moment is even more dazzling for the one controlling the cash. In partnership with the Pioneers Post, w...

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May 15, 2020
Trafigura Foundation ISWAN Credit Peter Cornelissen

Covid-19: A chance to put social impact on the corporate agenda once and for all?

Impact-driven initiatives easily fall off the list of corporate priorities. But the current crisis could change that – and corporate foundations and other corporate social investors are uniquely place...

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April 08, 2020
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Impact Decoded: How the core principles of investing for impact can help us fund smart through uncertain times

With funding for innovative solutions in greater demand than ever, investors for impact can play a vital role. But what sets them apart from other capital providers – and how can they make best use of...

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