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GSG announce Cliff Prior as new CEO

Alliance magazine 8 February 2020

Cliff Prior, currently CEO of Big Society Capital (BS), will join the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GS) in May as new CEO, taking over from Amit Bhatia, who is stepping down in March …

Tony Elumelu Foundation open 2020 applications for entrepreneurship programme

4 Alliance magazine 11 December 2019

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) will begin accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme on 1 January, 2020. The programme is open to entrepreneurs from across Africa, either with new startup …

World Heart Beat Music Academy wins Achates individual philanthropy award

Alliance magazine 26 November 2019

The 2019 Achates individual philanthropy prize winner is Nick Thomlinson with the World Heart Beat Music Academy, founded by Sahana Gero, after his £37,500 donation. Selected from a list of seven nominees, Thomlinson accepted the …

The future of social impact investment, through the eyes of the NextGen

Christina Wu 24 November 2019

According to the Brookings Institution, by 2025 an overwhelming 75 per cent of our workforce will be made up of Millennials. The future of work is changing, and that also means for us in the …

Five key takeaways from a reframing exercise on clean-cooking solutions

Altaf Makhiawala 23 November 2019

If we want clean air and healthier lives, we need clean-cooking solutions. Currently, $4.4 billion is needed to make the shift to clean cooking, but ‘only’ $32 million is coming into this sector.  In a …

We need space to enrich the common interests of corporations and corporate foundations

Giovanna Bottani 22 November 2019

The 2019 Lang Italia Philanthropy day was the fourth edition of this event I attended. This moment is one of those very few occasions that are available in Italy where different representatives from national philanthropy …

EVPA founders interview: Serge Raicher

Serge Raicher 12 November 2019

Serge Raicher is still involved in the social investment world, but as an individual, rather than as part of any formal structure. I saw part of my final role as chair of EVPA as being …

EVPA founders interview: Luciano Balbo

Luciano Balbo 12 November 2019

Luciano Balbo founded Oltre Venture, which is raising funds for social investment in Italy. Oltre Venture is a member of EVPA, Luciano continues to have personal contacts with the founders and with people currently on …

EVPA founders interview: Michiel de Haan

Michiel de Haan 12 November 2019

Michiel de Haan is GP of Aescap Venture, a life science venture capital company in the exit phase of its remaining portfolio of three biotech companies. He is also actively involved with two VP  equity …

EVPA founders interview: Stephen Dawson

Stephen Dawson 12 November 2019

As well as being one of the founders of EVPA, Stephen Dawson co-founded Impetus Trust in the UK around the same time, with whom he is still involved. He also works with community groups in …