EVPA’s webinar will be looking at what is ahead for the European Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment sector.
Are you interested in knowing how VPOs are investing their money through the VP/SI method? Would you like to discuss with practitioners the best practices they are developing and understand from academic experts what is trending in the sector?
Then don’t miss the upcoming EVPA webinar on 26th January 2017 (15:00 - 16:30 CET). During this webinar, you will get an overview of the key data and a better understanding of the stories and learnings behind these results.
EVPA acts as the main repository of data on venture philanthropy and social investment in Europe. In its fifth edition, the EVPA Survey includes responses from 108 venture philanthropy and social investment organisations (VPOs) based in Europe, that are investing both in Europe and globally.
Priscilla Boiardi is aPolicy Analyst at the OECD. She worked at EVPA from 2016 to 2019, first as Research Manager, then as Knowledge Centre and Policy Director, leading the research, policy, training and dissemination activities of the association.
Priscilla Boiardi worked at EVPA from 2016 to 2019, first as Research Manager, then as Knowledge Centre and Policy Director, leading the research, policy, training and dissemination activities of the association. She has more than 10 years of research experience, first as a Research Associate at the Vlerick Business School and then as a PhD candidate at the Catholic University of Leuven. She has a strong expertise in research for business and public bodies, both qualitative and quantitative. Priscilla holds a MSc (Hons) in Economics and Management of Public Administrations and International Institutions from the Bocconi University in Milan. She is an Italian national and speaks Italian, English and Spanish.
With almost a decade of experience in the social investment space, Alessia is the Head of Knowledge, Community and Market Development at EVPA. As part of her role, she is responsible for research activities, content development, data collection, community engagement and market building.
Alessia co-authored publications, practical cases, and articles on topics such as venture philanthropy, impact measurement and management, impact strategies, the European impact ecosystem and tailored and hybrid finance. Thanks to her research, she prominently contributed to the EVPA narrative around investing for impact, and she has been invited to speak at international conferences and give guest lectures at European Universities and Business Schools (e.g. Nova School of Business and Economics, Luiss - Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli, INSEAD Business School in Paris, Solvay Brussels School Economics & Management).
Alessia also started the EVPA initiative "Foundations Along the Spectrum of Capital" in collaboration with Philea, which she now co-leads. She cooperates with EVPA's sister organisations in Latin America, Asia and Africa (IVPC, Latimpacto, AVPN and AVPA) to strengthen the collaboration among actors active in the global impact ecosystem, by sharing learning, facilitating the exchange of experiences and contributing to scale successes across regions. Alessia was a blue book trainee at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, specifically working on social enterprises and SMEs market assessment and on funding opportunities to support social investment.
Dr. Lisa Hehenberger is a lecturer in Strategy and General Management at ESADE. She is a renowned expert on venture philanthropy and social impact investment.
She is a member of the European Commission's Expert Group on Social Business (GECES) and of the OECD's Social Impact Investment Expert group. She served on the French National Advisory Board and the Impact Measurement Working Group of the Social Impact Investment Task Force established by the G8. Until recently, she was the Research and Policy Director of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). EVPA is the pan-European association for venture philanthropy and social impact investment. She set up and ran EVPA's Knowledge Centre, conducting and publishing research, and collecting and disseminating data and knowledge. She also coordinated EVPA's policy initiatives, facilitating the transfer of knowledge between policy makers and practitioners.
Dr. Hehenberger's research focuses on applying organisational theory to study the evolution of venture philanthropy and impact investment.
Dr. Lisa Hehenberger is the director of 'The fundamental course on venture philanthropy and impact investing' whose complete agenda including the speakers' profile will be available soon.
Caroline Mason is Chief Executive at the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, Caroline was Chief Operating Officer at Big Society Capital and Charity Bank. She was also the co-founder of Investing for Good, a social investment advisory firm and one of the first Community Interest Companies.
Before joining the social sector, Caroline had an eighteen-year track record of creative and innovative product development in the financial services sector. With Reuters, she managed the global development of real-time news and television services and then pioneered the introduction of web technology products.
She also had her own consulting company, working with several financial institutions to develop new business and products. Caroline is a Board Member of Social Enterprise UK and of Ethex. Next to all of that, she is also a trustee of CAADA, Impetus-PEF, and is on the advisory board of Big Society Capital.
Elodie Nocquet is head of ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues & Impact Measurement at Investisseurs et Partenaires (I&P).
She designed and implemented I&P ESG and Impact Management system in 2012. Her role is to support the I&P team and their partner companies in their efforts to improve ESG and impact practices. She was previously in charge of investment at I&P and a project manager in a fundraising company. She is a graduate of HEC business school and holds a master's degree in development economics from the Sorbonne.
Daniel Nowack has helped start four businesses in image manipulation, mobile payment, online marketing and publishing. He held various roles in startups such as CEO, CFO and Head of Business Development.
He has a background in marketing and finance and has been involved in multiple 6- and 7-digit funding rounds in the past. He is a product and finance mentor for Google LaunchpadX. Daniel has been working with Nobel laureate Prof. Yunus on fostering social business since 2010 and currently heads YSB Balkans, an impact investing fund for the region, as Executive Director.