Financing for Social Impact Online Course

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Financing for Social Impact Online Course

Which financial instruments are available for investors for impact? How can you choose the most suitable one based on your own characteristics and on the needs of your investee? If you would like to deepen this topic, then join us for the Financing for Social Impact course!

Important message: Due to COVID-19, this course will take place virtually instead of in person. See below for more information about the format, dates and prices. If you have questions please get in touch.

EVPA together with France Active, Ferd Social Entrepreneurs and IKARE Ltd have adapted this training to a virtual course in order to respect the physical and travel restrictions related to COVID-19. This solution will also provide an alternative to participants who had already registered.

This training on tailored financing for social impact is the perfect match for all those interested in deepening their understanding of the strategies that investors for impact use to design financial instrument(s) and support social purpose organisation (SPO) in the best way.

The start date of the course will remain the same, on May 28 there will be the first of three 2-hour interactive live sessions that will take place from 09:00 to 12:00 (CEST). The other two will be on June 3 and June 11, at the same time.

The live sessions will be based on case studies from our speakers and interactive working groups: experienced investors for impact and seasoned EVPA members will share their experience with participants while the EVPA Training and Research Team will assure support in facilitating the groups within the virtual break-out rooms. Participants will prepare their training thanks to the EVPA's Learning Management System (LMS) that will provide readings and assignments for a maximum of 2 hours a week, for three weeks. We will do our best to foster the most interactive and engaging online training, so you can get the most out of this learning experience. EVPA is happy to offer all participants a 50% discount on the training fee for this first online edition!


If you are interested in learning how to choose the most suitable financial instrument(s) to support a social purpose organisation (SPO) in a more efficient way, then this is the perfect course for your needs. This training programme is developed with France Active, Ferd Social Entrepreneurs and IKARE Ltd. The course is based on the "Financing for Social Impact: The key role of Tailored Financing and Hybrid Finance" report, portraying how tailored financing can lead to more sustainable and stronger SPOs.

If you are interested in:

  • getting a better understanding of the financial instruments (FIs) - grants, debt, equity - available to fund SPOs
  • acquiring practical knowledge on how to use them to match your goals as an investor for impact with the needs of SPOs
  • learning how to tailor the financial support you provide to maximise the social impact generated
  • meeting practitioners with plenty of experience in the sector who will present real-life case studies in an active and dynamic manner to enhance your learning.

then the Financing for Social Impact Training is the right course for you!

Save the dates of the virtual live sessions in your calendar:

28 May, 3 June, 11 June: 09:00 to 12:00 (CEST)

Then join us.

Who should attend

The programme primarily targets investment managers of organisations that invest for impact, social impact and impact investing funds, grant-making foundations and private investors. The training is also open to other professionals interested in the topic, provided that they have at least a basic knowledge of financial analysis, in order to allow them to make the most of the two-day course. Please note that this course will not address the practical technicalities linked to the design of FIs in specific countries.


Don’t forget that EVPA members have priority access to the courses and pay 50% of regular fees.

  • Member fee: 400‚Ǩ
  • Non-member fee: 800‚Ǩ

Registration and deadlines

  • Registration: deadline 15/05/2020. You can register here. Places are limited, so be sure to book your place as soon as possible.
  • Scholarships: deadline 12/05/2020. Some scholarships are available for EVPA members who cannot afford the course fee. Please find all the information on how to apply here.

Register now!


Clementine Blazy

Clementine Blazy

Clémentine is the Head of Investment Team in France Active.

A graduate of ESSEC and Science-Po, she worked for 3 years as a consultant at Accenture before doing research on social entrepreneurship in California at UC Berkeley. She is now responsible for investment and financing in the social enterprises of France Active.

Alessia Gianoncelli

Alessia Gianoncelli

With a decade of experience in the social investment space, as part of her long journey at Impact Europe, the investing for impact network, Alessia contributes to build the impact investing market, by supporting impact investors and all impact stakeholders in connecting, exchanging, learning from each other, and providing them with research, data insights and capacity building opportunities. Alessia aims at accelerating impact by focusing on building partnerships with other networks and relevant actors in the field, sharing learning and good practices, breaking silos, and facilitating the creation and the exchange of knowledge.

In her capacity as Impact Europe Director of Knowledge and Programs, Alessia leads a team of 8 young enthusiastic professionals working on research activities, content and programs development, programs management, data collection, and community engagement.

Alessia co-authored publications, practical cases, and articles on topics such as venture philanthropy, impact measurement and management, impact strategies, the European impact ecosystem, tailored and hybrid finance. Thanks to her research, she prominently contributed to the Impact Europe narrative around investing for impact and to the debate on the different nuances of impact investing. Alessia is invited to speak at international conferences and give guest lectures at European Universities and Business Schools (e.g., ESADE Center for Social Impact, 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 cooperates with Impact Europe's sister organisations in Latin America, Asia and Africa (GAIN, Latimpacto, AVPN and AVPA) to strengthen the collaboration among actors active in the global impact ecosystem, by sharing learning, facilitating the exchange of experiences, contributing to scale successes across regions.

Sara Seganti

Sara Seganti

Sara is Impact Europe's Training Manager. She joined EVPA in 2017 to structure and to further develop the Training Academy activities, after more than ten years working as a project and impact manager, and as a trainer in the social impact field.

Before, Sara provided secretariat support to the Italian Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK's Presidency of the G8. She is today the Secretary General of Social Impact Agenda per l'Italia, the Italian network for impact investing. She is a graduate in political philosophy and holds a master's degree in management of social enterprises from Bocconi Business School.

Espen Daae

Espen Daae

Espen works for Ferd Social Entrepreneurs as Portfolio Manager and Business Developer. He has extensive experience of venture capital and consultancy in the areas of renewable energy and biotechnology, as well as experience in Corporate Finance and business development.

He focuses on the development and commercialisation of ground-breaking technologies, primarily in the fields of alternative energy, life sciences and next generation electronics. He also follows the investments and strategic consulting process at Ferd. Espen graduated in engineering at the University of Surrey and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Anne Holm Rannaleet

Anne Holm Rannaleet

Anne is a Trustee and Executive Director of IKARE Ltd (IK Aid and Relief Enterprise Ltd), whose main donor since inception in 2006 is the private equity firm IK Investment Partners Ltd.

Anne is a board member of Unicus A/S and Unicus Sverige AB, Insamlingsföreningen Kinondo Support and Polaris Management A/S. She also serves on the Steering Group of Filantropiskt Forum, the Advisory Board of Institutet för Sociala Effekter, Fryshuset, the Swedish Securities Council and is part of the Responsible Investment Roundtable of Invest Europe.