Webinar #2: Is Europe financing Social Innovation?

Webinar #2: Is Europe financing Social Innovation?

Date: 28. Nov. 12.30-13.30 CET

Finding the right instruments to implement your social innovative idea can be challenging. There are many possibilities out there and still more evolving.

Our two experts, Cyril Gouiffès, Investment Manager at the European Investment Fund and Alexandra Heraeus, Transaction Manager at FASE, will shed light on the spectrum of impact finance and share their complementary expertise. In this webinar they will touch upon the following questions:

  • What financial instruments are available for social entrepreneurs in Europe?
  • In which direction is the European impact investing market going?
  • What is the role of public investors like the European Investment Fund?
  • What is the role of private investors?
  • How does the investment process really work? 

About FASE - Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship

The Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship (FASE) supports selected social enterprises in raising growth capital. They identify investors and financiers across the entire spectrum, ranging from private investors, family offices and foundations to social investors and banks. In order to develop innovative financing approaches that can serve as role models and blueprints, FASE focuses on combining several types of investors and different financing instruments. As an FASE independent organisation FASE cares deeply about the social and environmental impact of their projects and seeks to advance the social finance sector. 

About EIF – European Investment Fund

The EIF supports Europe’s SMEs by improving their access to finance through a wide range of selected financial intermediaries. To this end, they design, promote and implement equity and debt financial instruments which specifically target SMEs. In this role, the EIF fosters EU objectives in support of entrepreneurship, growth, innovation, research and development, and employment.

You can access the video in the Impact Finance module of the SI Academy, under the 'Webinar: Is Europe financing Social Innovation?' section