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Managing risk and maxismising return

Thelma Harris 24 September 2019

The recent C-Summit 2019 brought together a large number of Europe’s corporate foundations to explore, alongside other corporate social investors (CSIs), how to align with their related company to maximise social impact. A joint DAFNE …


Alignment with foundation values can help corporations have an impact in civil society

Paul Streets 20 September 2019

The debate about corporations and their foundations as genuine agents of change is a key one for our times. I recently attended a conference for European Corporate Foundations in Munich organised by the European Venture …


C Summit 2019: To align or not to align, that’s the question

Alliance magazine 20 September 2019

Over 150 corporate foundations and social investors from 17 countries gathered at the 1st European Corporate Philanthropy and Social Investing Summit to explore strategic alignment between corporate social investors and the related companies. The C Summit, the …

Businesses are from Mars and Foundations are from Venus – or are they?

Sophie Hersberger 13 September 2019

A brief report of the first C-Summit, co-organized by the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), and hosted by the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in Munich. ‘The …

The evolving role of corporate foundations in the innovation space

Daniel Nowack 13 September 2019

As part of DAFNE’s and EVPA’s C-Summit, a breakout session dealt with the evolving role of foundations in the innovation space. The fishbowl session focused on how corporate foundations could inspire innovation and included contributions …

Three questions about corporate responsibility

Daniel Nowack 10 September 2019

On September 11 and 12, the EVPA is hosting a ‘European Corporate Philanthropy and Social Investing Summit’ (the ‘C-Summit‘). As the world is in uproar about social inequality, climate change and trade wars, this summit …

Corporate foundations on a journey from alienated to strategic impact partner

Priscilla Boiardi, Karoline Heitmann, Lonneke Roza and Steven Serneels 21 July 2019

We know the statistics: if we want to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we still have a funding gap of a $ 2.5 trillion yearly. We urgently need to find resources to invest in …