EU Webinar | Towards InvestEU: Financial Products for the Social Impact Ecosystem

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EU Webinar | Towards InvestEU: Financial Products for the Social Impact Ecosystem
Overview

UnderInvestEU, one of the funds of the next EU long-term budget (MFF 2021-2027), will bring under one roof a range of EU financial instruments that are currently available. Which financial tools will social finance providers be eligible for? How will InvestEU boost the social impact sector in Europe?

InvestEU, one of the funds of the next EU long-term budget (MFF 2021-2027), will bring under one roof a range of EU financial instruments that are currently available. Which financial tools will social finance providers be eligible for? How will InvestEU boost the social impact sector in Europe?

On the 11th of December, from 15.00-16.30 (CET), EVPA will be hosting a free webinar to shed light on these questions, clarifying which will be the financial products under the Social Investments and Skills window of InvestEU, and which role the European Commission (EC) and the Implementing Partners (IPs) will play in their roll-out. Furthermore, EVPA would like to facilitate the dialogue between the public and private sector, highlighting the past experience and the expectations of practitioners who are interested in the InvestEU Fund.

Draft Agenda:

  • 15:00-15:05 Introduction - by Bianca Polidoro, EVPA
  • 15:05-15:15 Update of the InvestEU Process- by Filippo Munisteri, DG ECFIN, European Commission
  • 15:15-15:25 Financial Products Overview of the Social Investment & Skills Window - By Polyvios Eliofotou, DG EMPLOYMENT, European Commission
  • 15:25-15:40 The role of the Implementing Partners - By Silvia Manca, the European Investment Fund (EIF)
  • 15:40-15:55 Practitioners Experience and Future Expectations - By Olivier de Guerre, Phitrust
  • 15:55-16:25 Q&A with speakers16:25-16:30 Conclusion, by EVPA

Watch the recording here:

Speakers

Silvia Manca

Silvia Manca

Silvia Manca is responsible for the social impact programs within the Institutional Business Development team at the European Investment Fund (part of the European Investment Bank Group).

She joined the EIF in 2008 as a project manager, and she has been working in the design and implementation of new programs between EIF and other institutions to support access to finance for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, with a particular focus on microfinance, social entrepreneurship and impact investing.

Prior to joining EIF, Silvia held positions at State Street Bank. She holds a Master's degree in Economics and Management of Arts, Culture and Communication from Bocconi University in Milano, and studies in international management at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS).


Bianca Polidoro

Bianca Polidoro

Bianca is EVPA's Senior Policy and EU Partnerships Manager and a member of the the European Commission's Expert Group on Social Economy and Social Enterprises (GECES). She joined EVPA in February 2019. She leads the EVPA Policy's team, which monitors and analyses key policy developments relevant to the VP/SI sector, and implements the multi-annual policy strategy of EVPA. She represents EVPA's community towards EU authorities (EC, EIB, EIF etc.), as well as other multilateral bodies.

Bianca's skills and knowledge are supported by a solid background in International and European Law, Environmental Economics and Sustainability field and policy development. She has significant work experience in managing multi-stakeholder relations, involving EU institutions, government representatives and other policy decision makers, business leaders, NGOs, research and the academic sector.


Filippo Munisteri

Filippo Munisteri

Filippo Munisteri is Team Leader for Social Investment within the Treasury and Financial directorate at DG ECFIN in the European Commission.

Filippo is part of the team coordinating the negotiation of the new InvestEU programme and coordinating relations with the EIB Group and other IFIs. Until 2017, he worked in the Telecom regulation department of DG CNECT, where he dealt with high-speed broadband financing and took part in the negotiation of the new Telecom Regulatory Framework.

Prior to joining the European Commission in 2011 he was senior consultant at Deloitte (2007-2011) in the EMEA hub for policy evaluation where he worked on behalf of several international institutions. He also has experience in banking.

Filippo holds a Master Degree in Economics and Master of Arts in European Economic Affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.


Olivier de Guerre

Olivier de Guerre

Mr. Olivier de Guerre serves as President at PhiTrust, which he founded in 2003 and which developed two impact investment strategy: PhiTrust Partenaires SAS social Investment fund created in 2006 and Sicav Proxy Active Investors France which engages towards large caps for more ESG impact.

Previously he developed independent asset management companies and joined Crédit Suisse Asset Management in 1998 as a Managing Director.