Webinar | What is ahead for the European Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment sector? The EVPA Survey 2015/2016

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EVPA’s webinar looked at what is ahead for the European Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment sector.

In November 2016, EVPA published “The State of Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment (VP/SI) in Europe | The EVPA Survey 2015/2016”, a report that is capturing the activity of Venture Philanthropy Organisations (VPOs) based in Europe.

To help individuals get an overview of the key data and a better understanding of the stories and learnings behind these results, on 26th January 2017 we organised a webinar on the topic of EVPA’s survey. Our panellists discussed about how VPOs are investing their money through the VP/SI method, best practices and what is trending in the sector.

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

EVPA acts as the main repository of data on venture philanthropy and social investment in Europe. In its fifth edition, the EVPA Survey includes responses from 108 venture philanthropy and social investment organisations (VPOs) based in Europe, which are investing both in Europe and globally.

Webinar panellists:

Priscilla Boiardi joined EVPA in April 2014 as Research Manager and became EVPA's Knowledge Centre Director in April 2016. Priscilla has more than 8 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.

Lisa Hehenberger is a Lecturer in Strategy and General Management at ESADE business school, where she teaches and conducts research on social entrepreneurship, venture philanthropy and social impact investment. Lisa is a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Social Business (GECES) and a strategic advisor to the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) on research and policy. Until recently, Lisa was the Research and Policy Director of EVPA, where she set up and ran EVPA’s Knowledge Centre, conducting and publishing ground-breaking research, and coordinated EVPA’s policy initiatives, facilitating the dual transfer of knowledge between policy makers and practitioners. Lisa has been a member of the French National Advisory Board and the Impact Measurement Working Group of the Social Impact Investment Task Force established by the G8.

Caroline Mason is Chief Executive at the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, Caroline was Chief Operating Officer at Big Society Capital and Charity Bank. She was also the co-founder of Investing for Good, a social investment advisory firm and one of the first Community Interest Companies. Before joining the social sector, Caroline had an eighteen-year track record of creative and innovative product development in the financial services sector. With Reuters, she managed the global development of real-time news and television services and then pioneered the introduction of web technology products.

Elodie Nocquet is the ESG (environmental, social and governance) & Impact Director at Investisseurs et Partenaires (I&P). Her role is to support the I&P team and their partner companies in their efforts to improve ESG and impact practices. She was previously in charge of investment at I&P and a project manager in a fundraising company. She is a graduate of HEC business school and holds a master’s degree in development economics from the Sorbonne.

Daniel Nowack has helped start four businesses in image manipulation, mobile payment, online marketing and publishing. He held various roles in startups such as CEO, CFO and Head of Business Development. He has a background in marketing and finance and has been involved in multiple 6- and 7-digit funding rounds in the past. He is a product and finance mentor for Google LaunchpadX. Daniel has been working with Nobel laureate Prof. Yunus on fostering social business since 2010 and currently heads YSB Balkans, an impact investing fund for the region, as Executive Director.

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