Transformer les marchés du capital social, pour nous, c’est apporter des solutions aux particuliers ainsi qu’aux organisations, afin de réussir la transition vers « l’économie d’impact » émergente.
Notre mission est de permettre aux organisations et aux particuliers de se positionner sur cette tendance historique et de s’y impliquer.
Impact Economy SA is a social finance and strategy firm based in Lausanne, Switzerland
As Global Head at UBS Philanthropy Services, Max conceived, created and led the Service from 2004 to 2009, built a global team in various booking centers, established the Service as the bank’s global lead offering for the ultra-high net worth segment and an industry benchmark, and created numerous sub-platforms such as the UBS Philanthropy Forum, the Visionaris Social Entrepreneurship Award in Latin America and the publication Viewpoints.
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This paper argues that there is an inefficient capital market for social finance, at the levels of the state, the nonprofit sector and the private sector. Traditional banks are not involved, and the potential efficiencies that the private sector could offer are not currently brought into play in any significant way. This paper outlines some of the key aspects of a more efficient social financial services industry. This requires:
This paper provides a conceptual framework for an action-oriented entrepreneurial social agenda for commodity businesses. Providing basic and high-value commodities, the extractive industry fulfills a fundamental economic need. Operating in a wide variety of geographical and climatic conditions and socio-economic environments, extractive companies are often the primary economic growth engines in their communities.
This paper analyzes underlying sustainability issues in the emerging social investment landscape. Deploying social enterprise as an umbrella term, it argues that when asking how to best finance a social venture, one first needs to gain clarity about the inherent sustainability of the underlying model. The paper discusses four sub-categories of potential social investment targets. First, it looks at small and medium enterprises with a demonstrated social impact.
To grasp the fundamental value proposition of venture philanthropy, this article looks at the example of Europe, where most venture philanthropy organizations (VPs) are currently small and experiment with many intervention models. Analogous to social entrepreneurship, venture philanthropy - often also referred to as "high-engagement philanthropy" - has been the new show in town in philanthropy since the mid-nineties.
This paper argues that timely, relevant and accurate information is a prerequisite to good decision-making in philanthropy. A measurement system gathers information - both quantitative and qualitative - about all the significant activities of the organization and thereby reduces the amount of uncertainty. Often, there are several ways of measuring the same thing. But invariably, measurement creates a certain discipline that plays an instrumental role in establishing an environment that is conducive to excellence.