Webinar | EVPA Industry Survey 2013/2014


What is ahead for the European VP/SI sector? From the big picture to the practice| Webinar on EVPA’s industry survey

Late last year EVPA published its industry survey- European Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment 2013/2014 taking a close look at the rapidly growing European VP/SI sector;  the organisations within it, their DNA,  focus and the way they organise their investments.

The resulting data tell a story of change, diversity and momentum.  But data can not tell us all, and some questions remain. That is why we will be inviting three speakers to analyse the survey data to get a sense of what this information tells us about what is ahead for the sector. To give us their varied perspectives on if and how developments sketched in the survey apply in their day-to-day work, and, zooming out, how this may compare globally.

This webinar is an energetic look ahead with a number of concrete insights.

Webinar participants include:

Patrice Schneider (speaker)
Patrice Schneider started his publishing career as a journalist reporting from conflicts in Central Asia in the 1980s. Following a 20 years career in publishing (Time Warner Group, Lagardère Active) and working for the World Economic Forum, he now works for the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) which invests in independent media around the world providing the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies

Johanna Mair (speaker)
Johanna Mair is a Professor of Organization, Management and Leadership at the Hertie School of Governance. She is a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and the Academic Editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. From 2001 to 2011 she served on the Strategic Management faculty at IESE Business School. She has held visiting positions at INSEAD, the Harvard Business School and teaches regularly at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Caroline Mason (speaker)
Before joining Esmée, Caroline was Chief Operating Officer at Big Society Capital and preceding that, Charity Bank.  Caroline was also the co-founder of Investing for Good, a social investment advisory firm. Before joining the social sector, Caroline had an eighteen-year track record of creative and innovative product development in the financial services sector.  Caroline is a Board Member of Social Enterprise UK and of Ethex.  She is also a trustee of CAADA, Impetus-PEF, and is on the advisory board of Big Society Capital. 

Hedda Pahlson-Moller (moderator)
Hedda Pahlson-Moller is a full time Business Angel focusing on Social Investing. She sits on the boards of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN), Luxembourg Business Angel Network (LBAN), Luxembourg Microfinance and Development Fund (LMDF), EVPA, Chameleon Invest seed capital fund and The Impactory, a co-working space for entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs she co-founded in Luxembourg.

Lisa Hehenberger (introduction)
Lisa is the Research and Policy Director of EVPA and runs EVPA’s Knowledge Centre that conducts and publishes research, organises workshops, participates in practitioner and academic conferences, and collects and disseminates data and knowledge. Lisa is a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Social Business (GECES), a member of the French National Advisory Board and the Impact Measurement Working Group of the Taskforce on Social Impact Investment established by the G8.

Priscilla Boiardi (introduction) 
Priscilla Boiardi joined EVPA in April 2014 as Research Manager. Priscilla has more than 6 years of research experience, first as a Research Associate at the Vlerick Business School and then as a PhD candidate at the Catholic University of Leuven. She has a strong expertise in research for business and public bodies, both qualitative and quantitative, and was responsible for the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum for Belgium.

Pieter Oostlander (welcome)
Pieter is the founding Partner of Shærpa. His professional background is in accountancy and finance. In that field, he has had various top-level functions, including the position of CFO, for international organisations. Nine years ago, he switched to the Venture Philanthropy sector. As a board member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), he actively pursues to further professionalise venture philanthropy in the European arena.

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