Impact investing https://business-spirit.news/ en First Impact Syndicate in Ireland to invest €10M in sustainability start-ups https://business-spirit.news/news/first-impact-syndicate-in-ireland-to-invest-eu10m-in-sustainability-start-ups <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>First Impact Syndicate in Ireland to invest €10M in sustainability start-ups</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/first-impact-syndicate-in-ireland-to-invest-eu10m-in-sustainability-start-ups" data-a2a-title="First Impact Syndicate in Ireland to invest €10M in sustainability start-ups"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" 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Syndicate in Ireland to invest €10M in sustainability start-ups" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/972.jpg?itok=c9WnG5U4" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Angel invetsors in Ireland will provide funding and supports to enterprises building on environmental, social and governance factors. </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2876 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2877 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The <a href="https://www.hban.org/" target="_blank">Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN)</a> is launching a new Impact Syndicate aiming to collectively invest €10M in Irish enterprises focusing on ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) factors besides traditional financial returns.</p> <p>The Impact Syndicate will be officially launched at the online <a href="https://www.hban.org/conference" target="_blank">All-Island Conference</a> on 2 February 2022.</p> <p>Over the next three years, the syndicate will consider pitches from start-ups located in Ireland focusing on climate, agri-tech and food supply chain, energy, blue economy, health and cleantech.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2880 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2878 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/973.jpg" width="1500" height="1228" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">L-Faye Walsh Drouillard, co-chair of HBAN Impact Syndicate; R-Julian Seymour, Syndicates Manager, HBAN</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2879 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <blockquote> <p>“Investors and entrepreneurs alike want to make a meaningful impact.</p> </blockquote> <p>The global focus on ESG has created a market with almost boundless opportunities for growth, and we want to help Irish businesses to be a part of that story,” Julian Seymour, Syndicates Manager, HBAN, said about the launch. Seymour added that HBAN Impact Syndicate aims to support ground-breaking innovations that integrate ESG factors into their core business.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2881 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Based on the <a href="https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/corp_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/home" target="_blank">International Finance Corporation (IFC)</a> estimations in 2020, the global market for Impact Investing reached up to $2.1 trillion in assets under management and that continues to grow.</p> <p>Faye Walsh Drouillard, impact investor and co-founder of <a href="https://www.wakeupcapital.com/" target="_blank">WakeUp Capital</a>, will co-chair the syndicate and become the first female chair of a HBAN syndicate.</p> <blockquote> <p>“Impact investing provides exciting financial potential for investors, while also enabling them to make a difference in the community and even the planet,”</p> </blockquote> <p>says Walsh about the importance of this step.</p> <p>“I am passionate about supporting entrepreneurs to drive real social and environmental change, and impact investing is central to this.”</p> <p>Walsh has been involved with impact investing throughout her entire carrier and feels that by co-chairing the Impact Syndicate with highly experienced WakeUp Capital co-founder Mark Peters, they can facilitate growth in this area in Ireland. Besides helping sustainability start-ups scale, the syndicate also encourages angel investors to get involved.</p> <p>At the All-Island conference, HBAN will host sessions focusing on impact investing and demystifying angel investment, which they hope will encourage existing and first-time angel investors to join their network and consider its Impact Syndicate.</p> <p>Speakers at the conference include Marcia Dawood, chair of the Angel Capital Association in the US; serial entrepreneur Norman Crowley, founder of Crowley Carbon; and Loretta McCarthy, whose investor consortium Golden Seeds backs early-stage female-led businesses in the US.</p> <p>HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network) is responsible for promoting business angel investment on the island of Ireland and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://www.pexels.com/" target="_blank">Pexels</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. January</div> Mon, 31 Jan 2022 20:46:37 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 217 at https://business-spirit.news New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments https://business-spirit.news/news/new-action-plan-urges-finance-sector-to-scale-nature-based-investments <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/new-action-plan-urges-finance-sector-to-scale-nature-based-investments" data-a2a-title="New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" 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href="/tag/impact-investing" hreflang="en">Impact investing</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/investing" hreflang="en">Investing</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/investing" hreflang="en">Investing</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/natural-capital" hreflang="en">Natural Capital</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainable-business" hreflang="en">Sustainable business</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments" title="New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/906.jpg?itok=N4ksLV0A" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">‘Triple Crisis Action plan’ was launched to call upon investors to embrace natural capital solutions at scale to address climate challenges.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2763 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2764 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>A natural capital investment firm, <a href="https://cultivo.land/" target="_blank">Cultivo </a>launched a ‘Triple Crisis Action plan’ to call upon financial institutions, corporate investors and private capital to address the triple planetary crisis of global warming, biodiversity loss, and water stress.</p> <p>With this 5-step action plan, Cultivo wants to help unlock investment opportunities in nature at scale to address these emerging global threats.</p> <p>The company promotes the approach that natural capital is an emerging asset class that values the natural world.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2767 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--66-33"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2766 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>In their opinion, this economic strategy makes it clear why a tree is worth more alive than dead.</p> <blockquote> <p>“The triple crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and water stress are interconnected, and we must address them together and with urgency.</p> </blockquote> <p>High-quality nature-based solutions can tackle these triple crises, and we need to unlock investment in nature at scale and at speed.</p> <p>It is critical we take a holistic approach when it comes to investing in nature,” says Dr Manuel Piñuela, Co-Founder and CEO of Cultivo, on why they created the action plan.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2765 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/907.jpg" width="357" height="404" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Dr Manuel Piñuela, Co-Founder and CEO of Cultivo, Image: Cultivo</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2768 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>In the light of the latest alarming <a href="https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/" target="_blank">IPCC report</a> (Sixth Assessment Report), Dr Pinuela and his team felt the need to activate the finance sector and mobilise more private capital in investing in nature-based solutions.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.ipcc.ch/" target="_blank">Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change</a> (IPCC) is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change.</p> <p>It provides political leaders with periodic scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation strategies since 1988.</p> <p>The recent IPCC report provides new estimates of the chances of crossing the global warming level of 1.5°C in the following decades and finds that unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be beyond reach.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2771 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--33-66"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2769 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/908.png" width="612" height="792" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">IPCC-2021 report, The Physical Science Basis Summary for Policymakers, Image: IPCC</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2770 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Dr Piñuela adds: “We hope that the hard-hitting nature of this year’s IPCC report helps galvanise us all into action and gives private financial institutions and corporations across the world the motivation to work with us and adopt the plan we are launching today.”</p> <p>According to Cultivo, research shows that by 2050, total investment needs for nature-based solutions will amount to USD 8.4 trillion cumulatively, reaching over USD 536 billion per year, four times the amount invested today.</p> <p>Currently, only 14% of finance for nature-based solutions comes from private capital.</p> <p>Therefore, scaling investment from private capital companies is essential to fill the trillions of dollars of financing needed.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2772 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>To bridge this gap, Cultivo is proposing a 5-step action plan for investors and private capital:</p> <ol> <li>Offer nature as an attractive asset for investment</li> <li>Use technology to reduce transaction costs and create market efficiencies</li> <li>Take a holistic approach</li> <li>Measure the right attributes, and choose the right standards</li> <li>Make data transparent</li> </ol> <p>One example of Cultivo’s Action Plan at work can be seen in Northern Mexico, where they are working with landowners to restore degraded land using Sustainable Grasslands Management.</p> <p>The project will reintroduce bison to the area, which is a step towards restoring the region to pre-human levels of biodiversity.</p> <p>The region acts as an international biodiversity corridor that serves as a habitat to species, such as an endemic subspecies of black bears, puma, wildcat, coyote, etc.</p> <p>Of the animals, 63 of these species are under some risk category, out of which 8 are endangered species.</p> <p>The restoration of grasslands will also generate certified carbon credits and means the project aligns to SDG goals related to Life on Land and Climate Action.</p> <p>Dr Piñuela and his team work passionately to prove that investing in natural capital can generate healthy financial returns for investors, nature and society.</p> <p>They use proprietary algorithms and technologies to find high-quality nature-based projects and then packages them into investment products targeted at financial institutions.</p> <p>Offsets generated by these projects are then sold, providing returns to investors and a long-term reliable income to landowners and local communities.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/tGTVxeOr_Rs" target="_blank">niko photos on Unsplash</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field 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October</div> Fri, 08 Oct 2021 15:01:33 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 206 at https://business-spirit.news Investors in Asia and Africa are invited to join the growing impact investing market https://business-spirit.news/news/investors-in-asia-and-africa-are-invited-to-join-the-growing-impact-investing-market <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Investors in Asia and Africa are invited to join the growing impact investing market</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/investors-in-asia-and-africa-are-invited-to-join-the-growing-impact-investing-market" data-a2a-title="Investors in Asia and Africa are invited to join the growing impact investing market"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img 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investors</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/impact-investing" hreflang="en">Impact Investing</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Collaboration" title="Collaboration" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/53.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Investors in Asia and Africa are invited to join the growing impact investing market" title="Investors in Asia and Africa are invited to join the growing impact investing market" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/750.jpg?itok=KG5Fj_eg" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">First Impact Investing Fellowship program for asset owners and managers in Asia and Africa was launched to offer learning and networking.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2246 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2247 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The <a href="https://avpa.africa/africa-asia-impact-investing-fellowship/" target="_blank">Impact Investing Fellowship</a> was born from the shared mission of the <a href="https://avpa.africa/" target="_blank">African Venture Philanthropy Alliance</a> (AVPA) and <a href="https://avpn.asia/" target="_blank">Asian Venture Philanthropy Network</a> (AVPN) to transform the social investment landscape and increase the flow of capital and resources towards impact investing in these regions.</p> <p>This trailblazer project is designed to challenge the perception of asset owners and managers that impact investing is a trade-off for financial returns, and the private sector should only focus on achieving financial returns.</p> <p>Organisers of the Fellowship program state that today’s impact investment market offers diverse and viable opportunities for investors to advance social and environmental solutions through investments that also produce financial returns.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2250 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2249 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“Both continents have huge potential to augment their economic and social potential and to build on their recent successes by sharing different experiences of growth and development,” says Bridget Fury, Head of Oppenheimer Generations Philanthropies about why a program like this is needed.</p> <p>“There is scope for Asia and Africa to see synchronised, sustainable growth if we establish optimal alliances between the regions.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2248 paragraph--width--full"> <div 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Investors will need to find innovative means to tailor their funds and meet the needs of these businesses where they are,”</p> </blockquote> <p>adds Dr. Frank Aswani, CEO of AVPA.</p> <p>Sixty participants will be selected in equal numbers from Asia and Africa to join the program that will help them have the right information and resources on building an impact investing strategy, managing a portfolio, defining, evaluating, and managing impact, among other skills.</p> <p>In collaboration with Faculty from the Oxford Saïd Business School, impact investing experts will facilitate the program over four months.</p> <p><a href="https://avpa.africa/africa-asia-impact-investing-fellowship/" target="_blank">Applications are open</a> to asset managers, foundation directors, accelerators, incubators and NextGen leaders until 12 August 2021.</p> <p>The first cohort of alumni will be supported by the unique network of AVPN, committed to building a vibrant and high impact social investment community across Asia, and the Pan-African network of AVPA that seeks to transform the social investing agenda in the continent.</p> <p>Eventually, the Impact Investing Fellowship aims to increase the flow of social investment capital into Africa and Asia.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:9px">Headline image: <a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/thoughtful-multiracial-coworkers-sitting-at-table-with-netbook-in-modern-workspace-6457588/" target="_blank">Alexander Suhorucov from Pexels</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. 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on Social Investment in Africa reveals financial trends and gaps " title="First extensive study on Social Investment in Africa reveals financial trends and gaps " class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/530.jpg?itok=ruxlDFLK" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The African Venture Philanthropy Alliance launched a high-level report on the state of social investment financing in Africa</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1630 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1634 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The <a href="https://avpa.africa/" target="_blank">African Venture Philanthropy Alliance</a> (AVPA) launched ‘<a href="https://avpa.africa/landscape-reports-home/" target="_blank">The Landscape for Social Investments in Africa</a>’ high-level inaugural report on the state of social investment financing in Africa.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1633 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--66-33"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1631 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The report is the first of several concerted efforts aimed at addressing information gaps on social investments in areas such as Philanthropy, Impact Investing, Private Capital deployment and Corporate Sustainability Programmes across sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p>AVPA is a unique Pan-African network established in 2018 for social investors, headquartered in Nairobi with offices in Johannesburg and Lagos, with a mission to drive a transformative social investing agenda and build vibrant, influential community across Africa.</p> <p>Their work is aligned with thriving sister networks in Europe (<a href="https://evpa.eu.com/" target="_blank">EVPA</a>), South America (<a href="https://latimpacto.org/en-us/" target="_blank">Latimpacto</a>), and Asia (<a href="https://avpn.asia/" target="_blank">AVPN</a>) to form a dynamic global force for social impact.</p> <p>AVPA facilitates the flow of human, intellectual and financial capital, not only within Africa but also across countries involved with its partner organisations globally.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1632 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/531.jpg" width="724" height="1024" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Landscape for Social Investments in Africa report</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1638 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“Africa needs an estimated $500 billion - $1.2 trillion annually between now and 2030 to meet its financing gap for delivering on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals targets.</p> <p>With traditional sources of social investment like aid and government funding unlikely to fill this gap. Therefore, we need to turn to the global financial and capital markets for the requisite investments, “ says Dr. Frank Aswani, CEO of AVPA.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1637 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--75-25"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1635 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <blockquote> <p>“This demands a good understanding of the social investment landscape on the continent and increasing collaboration amongst social investors by breaking down existing silos between providers of grants, debt and equity.</p> </blockquote> <p>We are taking the first step in this direction with this study. It provides a baseline against which we can track future progress and key trends that will influence the increased flow of capital into social investments in Africa while working collaboratively to identify programmatic interventions for creating increased social impact.” adds Aswani in regards of carrying out this broad research.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1636 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/532.jpg" width="986" height="1478" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Dr. Frank Aswani, CEO of The African Venture Philanthropy Alliance </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1639 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The report presents findings of an eight-month study across 18 African countries - six each in West, East, and Southern Africa.</p> <p>The study was commissioned by AVPA with support from the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), Social Capital Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and an anonymous donor.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-1641"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1640 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>"The <a href="https://www.usadf.gov/" target="_blank">US African Development Foundation</a> (USADF) supported AVPA to carry out a landscape study to understand better social investment across East, West and Southern Africa.</p> <p>The findings will help drive strategies and plans for future investors, donors, foundations, and public sector financiers.</p> <p>We are constantly looking for ways to partner with corporations and governments that are interested in the business growth of Africa." C.D. Glin, President and CEO, US African Development Foundation</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1642 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>AVPA conducted the study in partnership with Intellecap, the advisory arm of The Aavishkaar Group, which works to build businesses that can benefit the underserved segments across Asia and Africa. It mapped providers of social capital - financial, human and intellectual, their investment strategies, and opportunities for collaboration amongst the various investors.</p> <p>The findings highlight, among other things, what is currently happening, who are the key players, what are their current approaches to investing, what challenges they are facing, and the opportunities they are seeing. It also identifies additional areas of future research while making recommendations of opportunities to create a more vital ecosystem for increased capital flow and social impact on the continent.</p> <blockquote> <p>Many social investors in sub-Saharan Africa operate in silos, necessitating strategic interventions to bridge gaps across the different types of capital and investment strategies.</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1652 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-greentitle">Key findings of the report:</p> <ul> <li>Over 820 social investors are operating in the sub-Saharan African (SSA) region; 39% in East Africa, 31% in West Africa and 30% in Southern Africa.</li> <li>The majority of social investment capital deployed across the regions continues to come from international sources with a growing number of active regionally-based social investors.</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1653 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/536.png" width="1024" height="414" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"> Overview of Key Social Investors in SSA</div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1646 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <ul> <li>Donors, development finance institutions, and sustainability aligned fund managers are the largest providers of social capital across the SSA regions, deploying billions of dollars annually, mainly through long term projects.</li> <li>Corporates and corporate foundations are emerging as strong drivers of regional social investment ecosystems.</li> <li>While Southern Africa has the highest number of regional-based family foundations, a high level of activity was also recorded for regional family foundations in West Africa who are relatively public with information on their giving and the causes they support.</li> <li>Regional Corporate Social Investors (CSIs) across sub-Saharan Africa largely support basic services (health and education) provision, while North American CSIs mostly focus on economic empowerment and entrepreneurship initiatives.</li> <li>Development finance institutions and sustainability aligned fund managers investments across the regions are highly concentrated by geography and sector, following similar trends in sector preference with financial services, agriculture and energy.</li> <li>Across the regions, tech-based enterprises focused on solving challenges in the financial services, agriculture, energy and healthcare challenges have received the highest focus from social investors.</li> <li>Large pools of social investment capital deployed by African diaspora communities, faith-based organisations and other local capital providers represent a significant opportunity for collaboration with other social investors to make progress in key social sectors such as health care, education and affordable housing.</li> <li>The supply of social investment capital in the SSA region remains significantly mismatched with demand from social enterprises and impact businesses.</li> <li>With declining funding from donors and international foundations, non-profits are exploring alternative and more sustainable funding models.</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1650 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The study includes an in-depth report for each of the three regions - East, West, and Southern Africa to provide detailed regional analyses.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1649 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--25-75"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1647 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/535.png" width="477" height="513" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Nancy Kairo, AVPA Executive Director for the East Africa region</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1648 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“The East Africa section of this report shows there is an urgent need to diversify both the sources and the recipients of impact funds.</p> <p>Development finance institutions are still among the largest providers of such capital, and most of these funds are invested in mature stage sustainable businesses that can absorb large amounts of capital.</p> <p>Yet, to realise real change we need to see large capital flows from other sources such as the capital markets, high-net-worth individuals and grantors amalgamate in support of SMEs—the backbone of our economies.” says Nancy Kairo, AVPA Executive Director for the East Africa region.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1651 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>AVPA plans to repeat this study every 2-3 years to track trends and improve the knowledge base within the ecosystem.</p> </div> </div> <div>Footer</div> Report <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2020. 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Social Innovators " title="Alliances Could Not Just Save But Revive Social Innovators " class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/488.jpeg?itok=B3q1m6KT" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Social Economy stakeholders are joining forces to build alliances </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1443 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1447 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Social innovators are coming together for four days to become more resilient at the virtual annual conference of <a href="https://evpa.eu.com/" target="_blank">The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)</a>, running from the 21st to the 24th of September 2020.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1446 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--75-25"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1444 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Jorgos Papadakis, Marketing and Communications Director for the EVPA details his decision for choosing the theme ‘Building Alliance for Impact’.</p> <p>He says, “We felt that Building Alliances for Impact was the right theme at the right time. It reflects not only the ever-growing need of all impact investing shareholders to join forces in order to maximize real societal change, but it also corresponds to the specifics of the Covid-19 pandemic.</p> <p>Dealing with the virus places a lot of these stakeholders, primarily social purpose organizations, under tremendous pressure. And while this annual conference won’t be a pandemic-oriented event, we will have extensive discussions and also showcase specific examples of how such challenges can be tackled in the most effective way”.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1445 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/489.jpg" width="1247" height="1247" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Jorgos Papadakis, Marketing and Communications Director, EVPA </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1448 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a lively network of organisations sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through venture philanthropy. Its membership covers a full range of organisations within the impact ecosystem, including venture philanthropy funds, social investors, grant-making foundations, impact investing funds, private equity firms, professional service firms, philanthropy advisers, banks and business schools.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-1450"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1449 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The conference’s aim is to bring hundreds of professionals together via 60+ interactive and creative sessions where they will learn, engage, network and get visibility. The interactivity of this virtual event will enable collaboration by facilitating open discussions to explore the alliances which tackle global concerns.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1453 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--33-66"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1451 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/490.jpg" width="1600" height="902" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">EVPA annual conference brings together stakeholders from the #Investing4Impact networks </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1452 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>These open discussions will not only address the ‘why’ but also the ‘how’ which is essential when it comes to tackling global issues.</p> <p>Although the conference will have a focus on Europe, collaboration truly knows no borders. Whether the discussion is about investing in Latin America, gaining insights into new platforms such as the Deal Share Platform for Africa or gathering information from Asia as a whole, collaboration is absolutely essential to credibly address the major challenges of our time.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1460 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>To explore concrete ways of closer cooperation with affiliate #Investing4Impact networks and stakeholders, participants will have a unique opportunity to deep dive into various topics such as ‘just transition’, climate change and socially sustainable development.</p> <p>Jorgos is passionate about the mission of EVPA and says, “Businesses can usually be investors with impact rather than for impact and this is understandable. On the other hand, they are an integral part of the ecosystem, as standalones or through their corporate foundations.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1457 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>As such, we feel that they have a lot to contribute and a lot to learn by attending our annual conference as</p> <blockquote> <p>we will showcase concrete examples of how meaningful investments can be conducted in a very difficult environment.</p> </blockquote> <p>The conference’s 2nd day for instance is the perfect example on how to build a resilient ecosystem that can correspond to the post-Covid 19 landscape in the best possible way”.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1458 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The conference is divided into four main themes across the four days.</p> <p>Day one is about building alliances. Beginning from the public sector and institutional investors, the effectiveness of venture philanthropy will be put to the test and the amount of risk investors for impact are willing to undertake to achieve societal change assessed.</p> <p>Day two is under the theme of resilience where they will discuss how to prepare for the future with European business leaders, deal with systemic change, and build trust between social investors and public authorities while also learning from COVID-19 response examples in high impact ventures.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1463 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--video paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1461"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video form-group"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UTCtzuKFPYc?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1462 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The theme for day three is social enterprises. Social entrepreneurship will be discussed along the whole investing for impact spectrum.</p> <p>Day four will discuss scaling for impact. The conversation will surround what needs to be done in order to maximise impact exactly where it is needed and with the movement of all players.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1464 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Jorgos highlights some of the key points of the conference. He says,</p> <blockquote> <p>“We’ve decided to split the conference into 4 main subthemes, Building Alliances, Resilience, Social Enterprises and Scaling For Impact.</p> </blockquote> <p>We plan to showcase how to reach these strategic goals through dedicated sessions and workshops as well as design sprints with networks, social entrepreneurs, institutional investors and initiatives that have contributed to achieve real, tangible, impactful change.</p> <p>I believe it is a unique, very diverse and very rewarding programme and we would like to invite all purpose-driven innovator, investor and other stakeholders to join us and co-shape the future. Because I firmly believe that investing for impact is the future”.</p> <p>The <a href="https://conference.evpa.eu.com/" target="_blank">EVPA Annual Conference</a> is organised with the support of Impact Capital, DOEN Participaties, EIB Institute, Blueplanet Investments, Grupo Ageas Portugal, Erste Bank Group, Fondazione CRT, Demeter and Fundo Inovacao Social.</p> </div> </div> <div>Footer</div> Impact event <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2020. 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field--name-field-date field--type-daterange field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Date</div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-05-12T23:00:00Z">13th May 2020</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-venue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Venue</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/venue/online-1" hreflang="en">Online</a></div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Webinar: Enablers of Impact" title="Webinar: Enablers of Impact" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/event_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/events/344.jpg?itok=I-wlLr2G" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Free webinar: The Role of Incubators and Accelerators in Bridging Investment and Solutions </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--978 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--979 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>On the 13th of May, 15.00-16.30 (CEST), <a href="https://evpa.eu.com/" target="_blank">EVPA ( European Venture Philanthropic Association)</a>, in partnership with <a href="https://ebn.eu/" target="_blank">EBN (European Business Network)</a>, will be hosting a free webinar to dive into the key insights of the “Enablers of impact” report, building on the main recommendations included in it. Thanks to the participation of two experienced impact funds, we will explore their strategies and how they collaborate with incubators/accelerators to find new investment opportunities. The webinar will be highly interactive, including live polls and an extensive Q&amp;A session.</p> <p>EVPA recently launched the report: “<a href="https://evpa.eu.com/knowledge-centre/publications/enablers-of-impact">Enablers of impact</a>”, developed in collaboration with <a href="https://maze-impact.com/" target="_blank">MAZE - decoding impact.</a> This report analyses the role of incubators and accelerators in the impact ecosystem, identifying trends along specific characteristics.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-registration-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="https://evpa.eu.com/events/event/75928" target="_blank">Webinar - Enablers of Impact</a></div> Hosted by: <img alt="EVPA" title="EVPA" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/host_small_logo/public/bsp-images/hosts/345.png?itok=cAVcqxYG" width="80" height="17" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> Mon, 27 Apr 2020 21:51:44 +0000 Szilvia Szabó 78 at 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</div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Collaboration" title="Collaboration" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/53.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Free webinar about the &amp;#039;Charter of investors for impact&amp;#039;" title="Free webinar about the &amp;#039;Charter of investors for impact&amp;#039;" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/event_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/events/289.jpg?itok=ZtwGBARQ" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">European Venture Philanthropic Associations invites investors and key players to sign the &#039;Charter of investors for impact&#039;.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--857 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--858 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>As part of its '<a href="https://evpa.eu.com/knowledge-centre/publications/15-years-of-impact" target="_blank" title="15 years of impact - EVPA report">15 years of Impact</a>' report, <a href="https://evpa.eu.com/" target="_blank" title="European Venture Philanthropic Associations ">European Venture Philanthropic Association</a> (EVPA) has launched the 'Charter of Investors for Impact' which sets out ten principles that define and drive investors for impact.</p> <p>This Charter is the result of a collective effort of experienced practitioners from the impact community and an invitation to others to collaborate and co-shape the larger impact ecosystem.</p> <p>Alongside the Charter, the “Roadmap for investors for impact”, identifies three key areas of actions upon which investors for impact should work on and devote their energies and resources in the years to come: data, knowledge and expertise alongside with thought leadership.</p> <p>As the Charter provides a clear identity to investors for impact, the Roadmap shows their way forward.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--859 paragraph--width--medium"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <a href="https://evpa.eu.com/sign-the-charter"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/291.jpg" width="1101" height="1100" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-hover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/316.jpg" width="1101" height="1100" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Charter of investors for impact - European Venture Philanthropic Associations</div> </a> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-861"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--860 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Want to know more? <a href="https://evpa.eu.com/events/event/61593/" target="_blank" title="Webinar - Charter of investors for impact">Join a free webinar</a> about the Charter on <strong>29 January 2020</strong>!</p> <p>EVPA will show a new and interactive version of the Charter, and three speakers with an extensive knowledge on investing for impact, will present the principles of the Charter and how they are endorsed in practice. Participants will have the opportunity to take part to the discussion and ask questions to the speakers.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--862 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Sign the 'Charter of Investors for Impact' to endorse a set of guiding principles for all those on the journey of Investing for Impact!</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-registration-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="https://evpa.eu.com/sign-the-charter" target="_blank">Sign the &#039;Charter of investors for impact&#039;</a></div> Hosted by: <img alt="European Venture Philanthropic Associations" title="European Venture Philanthropic Associations" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/host_small_logo/public/bsp-images/hosts/290.png?itok=szpvc3Nq" width="80" height="17" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> Thu, 09 Jan 2020 20:40:55 +0000 Szilvia Szabó 52 at https://business-spirit.news Open call to sign the 'Charter of investors for impact' https://business-spirit.news/news/open-call-to-sign-the-charter-of-investors-for-impact <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Open call to sign the 'Charter of investors for impact' </span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/open-call-to-sign-the-charter-of-investors-for-impact" data-a2a-title="Open call to sign the &#039;Charter of investors for impact&#039; 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" title="Open call to sign the &amp;#039;Charter of investors for impact&amp;#039; " class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/287.jpg?itok=s-ghJoVL" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Clarity about impact investing is fundamental for the credibility and progress of the entire social innovation ecosystem.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--842 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--843 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>As part of its '15 years of Impact' report, <a href="https://evpa.eu.com/" target="_blank" title="European Venture Philanthropic Associations ">European Venture Philanthropic Association</a> (EVPA) has launched the 'Charter of Investors for Impact' which sets out ten principles that define and drive investors for impact.</p> <p>Looking back at the last 15 years, and forward to the next era, as more capital becomes available for solving social issues, and more and diverse players enter the impact ecosystem. Questions arise regarding impact washing and impact integrity, the latter being fundamental for the credibility of the entire social impact investment movement. For this reason, it is crucial to improve clarity around the role of the different capital providers, and on how they can best contribute to making lasting, positive change.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--846 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--844 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>10 principles of the 'Charter of Investors for Impact':</p> <p>1) are problem-focused and solutions-oriented, innovating the way to tackle societal challenges</p> <p>2) put the final beneficiaries at the centre of the solutions</p> <p>3) are highly engaged for the long term, striving for lasting impact</p> <p>4) take risks that most others are not prepared to take</p> <p>5) measure and manage social impact</p> <p>6) provide extensive non-financial support</p> <p>7) tailor their financial support to the needs and characteristics of social purpose organisations</p> <p>8) proactively enhance collaboration with others</p> <p>9) work to foster the mobilisation of resources in the social impact ecosystem</p> <p>10) uphold high ethical standards</p> <p>You can download the <a href="https://evpa.eu.com/knowledge-centre/publications/15-years-of-impact" target="_blank" title="15 year of impact report EVPA">'15 years of impact' report here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--845 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <a href="https://evpa.eu.com/knowledge-centre/publications/15-years-of-impact"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/288.jpg" width="2480" height="3508" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-hover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/314.jpg" width="2480" height="3508" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">15 year of impact - report by EVPA</div> </a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--847 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-greentitle">Clear identity for impact investors</p> <p> </p> <p>EVPA started 15 years ago with only a few venture capitalist who wanted to apply the spirit of investing in philanthropy. Now when you look around, you’ll see foundations, impact funds accelerators and even government programmes moving into the direction of impact investing.</p> <p>“Impact investing was a great term and created a lot of traction but we needed to define a clear identity,” says CEO and Board Member of EVPA, Steven Serneel.</p> <p>It can mean many things from doing negative due diligence to philanthropic investments. In short, there are two main approaches:</p> <p><strong>Investing with Impact</strong> - Investors here have access to larger pools of resources but need to guarantee a certain financial return on their investments alongside the positive impact they have the intention to generate. The level of risk that investors with impact can take is often limited because of their mandates.</p> <p><strong>Investing for Impact</strong> - These investors are capital providers that take risks that no one else can take, putting the social purpose organisation (SPO) or the social innovation and the end beneficiaries at the centre. Investors for impact are, hence, those that apply more extensively the venture philanthropy approach, including impact measurement and management, non-financial support and tailored financing.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--848 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-greentitle">Charter of investors for impact</p> <p class="font-greentitle"> </p> <p class="font-xs-text-center">“I think that now, more than ever, we need to have more clarity on what is impact investing and how it can contribute to build a better economy and solve emerging social, environmental challenges we are facing. In that way, we can avoid to over complicate things and get things done.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--851 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--849 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>For that purpose, EVPA created a charter for investors for impact with some ‘golden guidelines’ to keep impact at the core of their investment strategy” says Jamy Goewie social entrepreneur and expert at EVPA.</p> <p>This document was co-developed with EVPA members, practitioners and experts, to reflect their uniqueness and presents ten principles that define and drive the way of working of investors for impact.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--video paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--850"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video form-group"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wXI5u44hKnk?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--852 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Alongside the Charter, the “Roadmap for investors for impact”, identifies three key areas of actions upon which investors for impact should work on and devote their energies and resources in the years to come: data, knowledge and expertise alongside with thought leadership.</p> <p>As the Charter provides a clear identity to investors for impact, the Roadmap shows their way forward.</p> <p>Problems are more complex today, and we need more collaboration to come up with viable solutions to address critical social, environmental challenges of our time.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--a" id="callout-856"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--855 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--75-25"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--853 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Sign the 'Charter of Investors for Impact' to endorse a set of guiding principles for all those on the journey of Investing for Impact!</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--green-button paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--854 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="https://evpa.eu.com/sign-the-charter">Sign the Charter</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div>Footer</div> EVPA open call <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2020. January</div> Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:27:23 +0000 Szilvia Szabó 51 at https://business-spirit.news