EU Webinar: Unifying for impact: who are the facilitators of the social impact investment ecosystem?

| EVPA Event | Online
EU Webinar: Unifying for impact: who are the facilitators of the social impact investment ecosystem?
Sheldon Cooper, SOPA Images, Getty Images
Overview

On 24 September, EVPA will be hosting a free webinar on the National Advisory Boards (NABs) which work to catalyse impact investment in their country. In particular, EVPA will examine two cases: the France and Spain NAB.

On 24 September, EVPA hosted a free webinar on the National Advisory Boards (NABs) which work to catalyse impact investment in their country. In particular, EVPA examined two cases: the France and Spain NAB.

Indeed, France has been at the forefront of establishing a NAB in 2013 while Spain has created a NAB and joined the Global Steering Group (GSG) only this year. During this webinar we want to highlight the process, motivations and expectations of the impact investing ecosystem from both experienced and beginner perspectives. Furthermore, the webinar will try to clarify the priorities and the challenges of the impact investment ecosystem at European level according to the European Investment Fund (EIF).

Webinar recording

 
 
 
 
 

Agenda:

  • Introduction - by Bianca Polidoro, EVPA
  • French NAB Experience - by Cyrille Langendorff, Credit Coopératif
  • Spain NAB Experience - by José Luis Ruiz de Munain, Foro Impacto
  • European Priorities and Challenges - by Uli Grabenwarter, Deputy Director at European Investment Fund
  • Q&A with speakers
  • Conclusion - by EVPA
Speakers

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.


Uli Grabenwarter

Uli Grabenwarter

Uli is Deputy Director - Equity Investments at the European Investment Fund (EIF). He is a senior professional in Venture Capital and Private Equity.

He has developed expertise in Impact Investing, Impact Due Diligence and Impact Metrics, together with an extensive operational and managerial experience in multibillion Fund-of-Funds and broad board experience in Asset Management Firms and Funds. He is often speaker at Private Equity, VC and Impact Investing related conferences. Uli is author of numerous publications on Venture Capital, Private Equity and Impact Investing; he has conducted extended research on family offices' activity in SRI and Impact Investing developing leading-edge expertise in this investment field.


Jose Luis Ruiz de Munain

Jose Luis Ruiz de Munain

Jose Luis Ruiz de Munain is founder CEO of Foro Impacto, the secretariat of the Spanish National Advisory Board on Impact Investment (Spain NAB) that joined the GSG - successor to the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce - in June 2019. He is also Senior Advisor for the International Venture Philanthropy Centre (IVPC) which pursues the creation of a Venture Philanthropy Network in Latin America.

He is founder trustee of UnLtd Spain, the foundation for Social Entrepreneurs and acts as Senior Advisor for the International Venture Philanthropy Centre (IVPC) which pursues the creation of a Venture Philanthropy Network in Latin America, sister to EVPA, AVPN and AVPA networks. He has been an independent consultant for various private clients such as the Multilateral Investment Fund (IDB Group), PwC or BBVA, among others. He is and has been a professor and lecturer in entrepreneurship and impact investments in several business schools and universities (OBS, UNED, IESE, etc). Jose Luis holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IE Business School (Madrid, Spain) and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Navarra (Spain) and HEC Lausanne (Switzerland).


Cyrille Langendorff

Cyrille Langendorff

Cyrille Langendorff is Managing Director of the Private Equity and International Affairs Department of the french cooperative bank Credit Coopératif (CC), member of BPCE banking group and has over 20 years of experience in the banking sector.

After achieving a masters in finance from Paris Dauphine University, Cyrille began his investment banking career working for Banque Paribas and ABN AMRO Bank in Abidjan, London and Paris for 15 years. Prior to his current role as managing director at CC, Cyrille worked for four years in analysing and monitoring for CC the solidarity investments portfolio of investment funds managed by Ecofi Investissements (an asset management company of CC Group) in France, and the european investments done with CC's partners of the European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks (FEBEA) and the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV).

He's been rapporteur of the French national advisory board's report on social impact investment (2014) and is now chair of the french National Advisory Board (NAB) representing France on the executive committee of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment under the chairmanship of Sir Ronald Cohen. He's also chairing the Impact Invest Lab, operational arm of the French NAB.