On the 13th of June, from 15.00-16.30 (CET), EVPA will be hosting a free webinar on how Social Proofing and impact measurement fit in the upcoming InvestEU programme.
On the 13th of June, from 15.00-16.30 (CEST), EVPA will be hosting a free webinar on how Social Proofing and impact measurement fit in the upcoming InvestEU programme.
Overall the draft regulation establishing the InvestEU programme targets environmental, climate and social impact. In particular, the Social Investment and Skills window requires investments to meet "sustainability" criteria in order to achieve social impact.
In this webinar, we will try to clarify what social proofing means from the perspective of the European Commission and to understand how impact measurement works from a practitioner point of view.
- 15:00-15:10: Introduction - by Bianca Polidoro, EVPA
- 15:10-15:30: Social Sustainability Proofing in InvestEU - by Nicholas Costello, Deputy Head of Unit, DG EMPL, European Commission
- 15:30-15:50: The Impact Measurement from a practitioner point of view - by Cyril Gouiffès, Investment Manager, European Investment Fund
- 15:50-16:20: Q&A with speakers
- 16:20-16:30: Concluding Remarks & Next Steps, by Bianca Polidoro, EVPA
Nicholas Costello is Deputy Head of Unit in the Directorate-General for Employment of the European Commission. He works inter alia on social proofing of Invest EU. He has previously worked on the Social Investmemt Package, and before that on development, including eight years in Nigeria and China. He is an economist by training.
Cyril has been an investment manager within the venture capital team of EIF for the last six years. He is responsible for the management of EIF social impact instruments portfolio at EIF: Social impact funds investments Social Impact Bonds, co-investment with Impact Business Angels and Investments in impact incubators.
His entire career within EIF has been dedicated to impact related activities, starting with microfinance in 2008. In this context, he was responsible for the implementation of the JASMINE programme, an EU initiative aimed at boosting the institutional capacity of microfinance institutions in Europe. Prior to joining EIF, Cyril gained unique field experience working with microfinance institutions in the Middle East. Cyril is an occasionnal lecturer on impact investing at EM Lyon and studied at Toulouse Institut d'Études Politiques where he received a Masters in Development Economics with a focus on poverty alleviation and local development.
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.