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Which session at the 2020 EVPA Conference would you most like to read about?

2 Alliance magazine 15 September 2020

As we approach the 2020 EVPA Annual Conference next week, we hope to be able to share the topics and themes from the conference with those who are unable to attend — and hear comments …


Philanthropy confidential – September 2020

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020

All your confidential philanthropic queries answered Philanthropy confidential is your space to safely and anonymously get advice on ethical dilemmas in the sector. Tell Regi, our secret philanthropy correspondent with impeccable standing in the global …


‘Frustrated’ Hewlett chief hits out at philanthropy sector ‘virtue signalling’

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 28 August 2020

Alliance exclusive – The CEO of one of the world’s leading foundations and climate funders has condemned ‘virtue signalling’ demands for foundations to divest from fossil fuels, suggested that calls for everyone to spend more …

Hong Kong’s Community Resilience Fund: An example of flexibility of social investment for COVID-19

1 Philo Alto 21 August 2020

Since the start of the year, the evolving global pandemic situation has continued to batter economies, organisations, and local communities alike. In response, governments and policymakers have unleashed unprecedented financial and policy support measures to …

Impact: The new watchword for investing in the 21st century

Mohit Saini 17 August 2020

Increasingly, impact investors in India are thinking beyond the trade-off between doing good and doing well. Experienced investors acknowledge the potential of private capital to address social issues and achieve financial return (doing well) while …

How do we join Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship for greater impact? – Part 2

Gorgi Krlev 16 August 2020

Rethinking pathways to impact The need for impact investing to meet and support social entrepreneurship is growing stronger. And yet, we often witness a mismatch between the profiles of investors and those of social entrepreneurs. …

How do we join Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship for greater impact? – Part 1

Gorgi Krlev 15 August 2020

Rethinking the rationales for decision-making by entrepreneurs and investors Social Finance and Impact Investing are clearly hot topics. The media are full of them and the global impact investing market is growing dynamically. However, it …

Dismantling inequality must be part of the pandemic response

Regan Ralph 31 July 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to surge across the globe, the international community is delivering trillions of dollars toward the fight against COVID-19, creating funds for pandemic response, and sponsoring new initiatives to tackle the …

Riding the impact wave: The brave new world

Farahnaz Karim 20 July 2020

In this uncertain era, many are re-imagining and preparing for a Brave New World. A world where profit is inextricably linked to people and the planet; a world where disciplines such as economics and accounting …

Infrastructure is so much more than bricks and mortar

1 Carl Manlan and Michael Mapstone 16 July 2020

Often when people speak about the need for infrastructure development in Africa, they are discussing bricks and mortar, improved physical structures such as transportation links, hospitals and schools. But creating a world in which the …