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Interview: Steven Serneels, chair of EVPA

1 Andrew Milner 20 October 2020 For Subscribers

There’s investing for impact and investing with impact. On the heels of the recently concluded EVPA annual conference, new chair Steven Serneels explains the distinction to Alliance and also outlines the Association’s convening role in …


Philanthropy and Covid-19 survey: We want to hear from you!

Alliance magazine 13 October 2020

The impact of Covid-19 cannot be overstated; from our daily lives to global health infrastructure, everything has been halted, examined or changed. The effect upon civil society has been immediate, whilst simultaneously highlighting historic discriminations …


Intentional investing

Kate Rogers 6 October 2020 For Subscribers

When it comes to effecting positive change, what would be the impact if foundations had the same expectations for their endowments as they did for their grantmaking? As climate and health crises close in, more …

New report: Untapped potential of impact investing

Alliance magazine 4 October 2020

Though almost 90 per cent of foundations are interested in impact investing, according to a recent Foundation Source survey, few foundations actually use impact investing tools, and even fewer use the full range of options. …

#EVPA20: Building Alliances for Impact

Alliance magazine 29 September 2020

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at this year’s EVPA Annual Conference. This year’s event was dedicated towards ‘Building Alliances for Impact’ and brought together practitioners from Europe and across the …

Alliance webinar: Should philanthropy be more open about its investments?

Amy McGoldrick 29 September 2020

As part of Alliance’s 13-week focus on foundation investments (take a look at our new issue on the topic if you haven’t had the chance), last week we hosted a webinar on investment transparency, kindly …

#EVPA2020: The magnifying glass

Andrew Milner 29 September 2020

COVID-19 has acted as a magnifying glass, said EVPA board chair in his keynote speech opening the Association’s 16th annual conference. It has exposed the limits of our socio-economic systems. Even the Netherlands with its …

Leveraging connections and knowledge from Latin America: engaging investing for impact practices

1 Andrew Milner 29 September 2020

Last week EVPA held their Annual Conference, this time entirely virtually, and Alliance asked our readers in a poll for the session you’d like to hear most about. The winner was ‘Leveraging Connections and Knowledge …

What are the barriers for young people accessing the green economy?

Joshua Alade 29 September 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an increase in job loses for millions of young people globally and the absence of a safety nets or government palliatives in the global south has made this period …

Social innovators are driving the digital infrastructure for a more sustainable and inclusive future

Filipe Santos 29 September 2020

At this year’s annual EVPA conference, the EIB Institute hosted a session, which I moderated, showcasing how social innovators are adapting their business models to the pandemic situation. We had presentations from eight european social …