Alessia is the Head of the Knowledge Centre at EVPA, where she is responsible for research activities, content development and data collection. Since 2014, she co-authored publications, practical cases, and articles on 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 EVPA narrative around investing for impact, and she is invited to speak at international conferences and gives guest lectures (e.g. INSEAD Business School in Paris and Solvay Brussels School Economics & Management).

She also started the EVPA initiative “Foundations Along the Spectrum of Capital” in collaboration with the European Foundation Centre, which she now co-lead. She collaborates with the International Venture Philanthropy Center and Latimpacto to strengthen the social impact ecosystem across Latin America.

Alessia was a blue book trainee at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, specifically working on social enterprises and SMEs market assessment and on funding opportunities to support social investment.

  • Day 1 – Wednesday 9 June
  • 11.00 – 11.50

Investing for impact – how engaged grant makers and social investors apply the Venture Philanthropy approach

We will present the basics of investing for impact and the principles of the Charter, using a mix of data from the industry survey, CEE case studies, and polls. The presentation will include cases of CSOs or social enterprises to add a practical touch to the session. Furthermore, the polls will keep the audience engaged. Watch the session recording