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Major CSR initiative encourages female empowerment through business

Alliance magazine 25 January 2023

India’s Godrej & Boyce – flagship company of the Godrej Group – has established almost 200 women-led businesses as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility interventions on community development. Collectively these businesses have earned $53,000 …


Kenya’s wealthy pouring funds into impact investing

Alliance magazine 14 January 2023

Kenyans are giving more money to philanthropy than ever before, as the number of the nation’s wealthy individuals grows by the day. ‘Dollar millionaires’, so called because one’s wealth is equivalent to or more than …


Saudi’s Awqaf, Council of NGOs launches five investment funds worth $50m

Alliance magazine 11 January 2023

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Awqaf has signed an agreement with the Council of Non-governmental Organizations to launch five investment endowment funds worth SR186 million ($49.4 million) during the first quarter of 2023, according to …

What makes a great conference to you?

Lonneke Roza 14 December 2022

Last week, at a dinner the night before the EVPA (European Venture Philanthropy Association) conference, my team and I met with a few of our partners in an informal setting. No better moment to have …

2022: A Year in Philanthropy

1 Amy McGoldrick 13 December 2022

At the end of a long and tumultuous year, Alliance hosted an event at the Aga Khan Centre in London. Looking at the key trends and topics of 2022, we began with a livestreamed panel …

Co-designing the guide to net-zero

Cheyenne Kooijman 9 December 2022

815 impact leaders attending over 110 meetings with one common theme: the need for collaboration. After 2.5 years of online gatherings, EVPA’s Annual Conference has successfully brought the audience that pre-pandemic sense of togetherness and …

European community of investors, corporations, and philanthropists speak the languages of impact in Brussels

Yasmina Zaidman 9 December 2022

European community of investors, corporations, and philanthropists speak the languages of impact in Brussels Heading to Brussels and the European Venture Philanthropy Association’s (EVPA) Impact Week for the first time, I wondered what languages I …

Doug Miller and Naina Subberwal Batra on IVPC’s future

Andrew Milner 8 December 2022

It’s been a long trek since Doug Miller and four others set up the EVPA and it has taken in the creation of other social investing networks on the way, most recently the International Venture …

Investigating good at EVPA’s Impact Week

Leslie Johnston 7 December 2022

Towards the end of a thought-provoking, inspiring and oversubscribed (over 800 impact leaders) Impact Days, EVPA’s CEO urged us to keep our ‘eyes on the prize’. And indeed, this is why we travelled to Brussels …

Lessons from COP27: How to make a difference

Sponsored by Mercer 6 December 2022

Tackling the impact of climate change remains a key topic of discussion within asset managers, but research shows more needs to be done to put ambition into action The agenda at the 27th United Nations …