Webinar | Financing for Social Impact: how to better support social purpose organisations

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This EVPA's webinar looked at how venture philanthropy and social investment organisations finance their investees in the most appropriate way.

In November 2017, EVPA published "Financing for Social Impact | The Key Role of Tailored Financing and Hybrid Finance", a report that is looking at how tailored financing and hybrid finance can promote a more efficient and effective deployment of resources in the VP/SI space.

To help individuals get an overview of the report, on 31 January 2018 we organised a webinar on the topic of financing for social impact. Our panellists discussed about how tailored financing and hybrid finance represent a way to solve the existing funding gap that prevents social purpose organisations from gaining access to the capital needed for achieving self-sustainability and for scaling.

If you did not have the opportunity to attend the webinar, you can easily watch the recording of our webinar below: 

Webinar Panellists:

Priscilla Boiardi is EVPA's Knowledge Centre and Policy Director, leading the research, policy, training and dissemination activities of the association. Priscilla is also an advisor on numerous EC-funded projects and she is part of the OECD Social Impact Investment Experts Group. Priscilla has more than 10 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. Priscilla holds a MSc (Hons) in Economics and Management of Public Administrations and International Institutions from the Bocconi University in Milan. She is an Italian national and speaks Italian, English and Spanish.

Alessia is EVPA’s Research Manager. She re-joined EVPA in August 2016 as Research Associate after having previously worked as Research and Policy Analyst and as Project Analyst. From March until July 2016, she was trainee at the European Commission, DG ECFIN. Alessia formerly worked as an intern for the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Paris and for Unioncamere Piemonte in Brussels. She has ten years’ volunteering experience in the NGOs’ field and a strong interest in societal impact. Alessia holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Turin and a French Master in International Administration from the UPEC.

Anne is a Trustee and Executive Director of IKARE Ltd (IK Aid and Relief Enterprise Ltd), whose main donor since inception in 2006 is the private equity firm IK Investment Partners Ltd. Anne is a board member of Unicus A/S and Unicus Sverige AB, Insamlingsföreningen Kinondo Support and Polaris Management A/S. She also serves on the Steering Group of Filantropiskt Forum, the Advisory Board of Institutet för Sociala Effekter, Fryshuset, the Swedish Securities Council and is part of the Responsible Investment Roundtable of Invest Europe.

Laura is Program Director at the Hybrid Finance Initiative of Ashoka, which thrives to help Social Entrepreneurs in developing sustainable business models and getting ready for investment. Laura joined Ashoka to capture and spread knowledge around social finance through case studies and articles. Most recently she managed the Social Investment Accelerator, a program in partnership with UBS, taking 12 social enterprises from diverse fields and geographies to investment readiness. In 2016, she published an extensive study comparing the Impact Investment markets in Germany and the UK.

Johann is Social Banking Development Manager at Erste Group Bank AG. In the past, Johann has contributed to several financial inclusion projects in the field of micro-finance and social enterprise finance for Erste Group Bank AG. Currently Johann is supporting his colleagues at Erste Bank Hungary and BCR (Banca Comerciala Romana) to implement the Social Banking initiative locally and grow their up and running activities. As well he is managing the Hungarian SEEDS (Social Enterprises Establishment and Development) program which helps Social Organisations to transform into a Social Enterprise and is co-funded by the European Commission and ERSTE Foundation.

  • Stefano Massera

Stefano has extensive experience in financing the social sector before starting to work for Social Banking at Erste Bank Österreich, specifically managing the local SPO Portfolio.

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Webinar Presentation | Financing for Social Impact - pdf 1.233 MB

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