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Investing in Central and Eastern Europe could strengthen entire European economy

Alliance magazine 10 December 2018

The Social Investment Leveraging Index, which was launched at the 14th EVPA conference in Warsaw, indicates that the average budget for venture philanthropy and social investment funds in 2017 was €10.7 million – nine per …


Corporate foundations consider risks and opportunities

James Magowan 1 December 2018

DAFNE held its third European Corporate Foundations Knowledge Exchange, in association this year with Assifero, in Italy, hosted by Fondazione Sicilia. Over 70 delegates from 11 countries participated. This Knowledge Exchange will be remembered for its …


Impact investing: A foundation’s journey from a little to a lot

Richard Woo 11 November 2018

The Russell Family Foundation (TRFF) practices impact investing as a long game built on experiential learning, resilient risk-taking and the primacy of relationships. Contrary to the playbook of traditional investing, where the dominant values are …

BP Oman launches $5 million social investment programme

Alliance magazine 10 November 2018

BP Oman has launched has a $5 millon dollar social investment programme in collaboration with Ministry of Oil and Gas and BP’s partner, Oman Oil Company for Explorations & Production (OOCEP). The programme will focus …

Venture philanthropy and social investment growing in Central Eastern Europe

Alliance magazine 7 November 2018

The results of the  EVPA ‘Investing for Impact Survey 2017/2018’, has shown an increase in the allocation of resources compared to the past in Central Eastern Europe, which reached seven per cent of the total …

Ten things that need to happen for social investment to thrive in Central and Eastern Europe

Nicole Etchart and Roxana Damaschin-Tecu 10 October 2018

It has been 21 years since NESsT was launched in Budapest, Hungary. Our value proposition was that socially driven enterprises were a solution for the Centeal and Eastern European (CEE) region’s most critical social problems. …

Stop wasting your time, energy, and effort. Improve your communications and progress faster!

Décio Emanuel 28 September 2018

When meeting with founders and directors of social enterprises, one struggle that comes back to me every time is their poor communication within the team. Most social enterprises are small businesses, with usually 2 to …

Get funding for your social enterprise through an experimental approach

Décio Emanuel 19 September 2018

Here’s the truth: the business model you have now is not the business model you will have in a year’s time. The product or service you offer now, will not be the same in a …

SEWF 2018: What’s new with social good

Amy McGoldrick 18 September 2018

‘You exist despite the system, not because of it.’ Adele Peek, General Manager for Indigenous Engagement at Foundation for Young Australians, took to a stage that was overwhelmingly white and male at the Social Enterprise …

Multiply social impact with social enterprise networks

Décio Emanuel 18 September 2018

Social enterprises and social entrepreneurs, for now, hold a unique and ever-present culture of sharing, of ‘being in this together’, of humanity. This is particularly useful when forming networks of social enterprises. The importance of …