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16 July, 2020 | (01 hr)

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COVID-19 has evoked another discussion around the urgency of businesses to address major social challenges. But are market-based solutions alone sufficient? Front-running companies across the globe have started to realize that they need to go further than that. They are pursuing impact-based strategies through corporate social investors, such as corporate foundations, impact funds, or impact accelerators.

In this webcast, we will explore why companies are adopting these strategies and what the benefits are from combining market-based and impact-based strategies. We will also hear from leading practitioners how the partnership between corporate social investor and company works in practices to create both social and business value.   

After attending this webcast you will be able to:

  • Understand the spectrum of corporate impact strategies
  • Leverage opportunities for companies to strategically align with corporate social investors
  • Apply different approaches to pursue corporate social investment

Speakers

Steven Serneels

Steven Serneels
CEO
European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

Steven Serneels is CEO of European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and initiator and chair of EVPA’s Corporate Initiative. He is also an investor in for-profit social enterprises, founder of several impact ventures, and non-executive director of several impact organizations.
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Annette Jung

Annette Jung
Managing Head, Philips Capital, Western Europe & Africa
Royal Philips

Annette has a background in banking and is a seasoned expert in any type of customer financing solutions. After working with a bank, Annette held various financing positions at Philips and is a founding member of Philips Capital. Here she currently heads the Western Europe & Africa financing ...Full Bio

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte (Moderator)
Leader, Global Sustainability Centre and Program Director
The Conference Board

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte is Leader, Global Sustainability Centre, and Program Director for the European Sustainability Council at The Conference Board.

Schulte was executive director of the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre and spent most of his professional career at Unilever. In his final role,...Full Bio

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