EVPA Industry Survey: Growth registered in Central Eastern Europe (CEE) with a 7% of the resources allocated

European venture philanthropists and social investors are living up to the expectations of supporting real social innovation by investing in early-stage high-risk ventures, bringing them through the Valley of Death. This and much more in the new EVPA survey: “Investing for Impact”.   EVPA releases “Investing for Impact | The EVPA Survey 2017/2018”, the only study that explores where […]

Small initiatives can create huge impact

What would you do without your smartphone these days? We depend on it for so many activities. But not everyone is aware of how their smartphone is produced. Our phones hold a complex story of the hundreds of people who helped make it. Fairphone wants to tell that story, and positively impact the way phones […]

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

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. They could address issues of exclusion, poverty, marginalization, and inequality, while shifting the paradigm from grant funded short-term initiatives, to entrepreneurial, innovative, […]

Discover CEE – three new case studies!

We have published 3 new short case studies! Ahead of our conference in Warsaw, discover great examples of social purpose organisations (SPOs) that our members support in Central Eastern Europe! Good Deed Foundation has contributed to setting up Kiusamisvaba Kool, an SPO that implements an anti-bullying programme in Estonian schools. The programme has been successfully […]

Announcing our keynote speakers Jacqueline Novogratz and Robert Manz

We are proud to open the EVPA Annual Conference with those two very accomplished, experienced and innovative game changers in the VP/SI space. We’ll have Jacqueline Novogratz, one of the World’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds according to Forbes, as keynote for our annual conference in Warsaw. Jacqueline will be complemented by another seasoned and enlightened investor, […]