Sara is EVPA’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 SocialImpact Investment Taskforce established under the UK’s Presidency of the G8 and 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.

  • Day 1 – Wednesday 9 June
  • 13.00 – 13.50

Non-financial support: how impact oriented organisations deploy diverse resources beyond financial support

In the following three sessions the participants of the event will explore the three core principles of the social impact investment: non-financial support, tailored financing and impact measurement and management. The first session will share main insights on the non-financial support framework developed by EVPA and an impact oriented organisation will share its practical experience in delivering and valuing non-financial support deployed to social purpose organisations. Watch the session recording
  • Day 1 – Wednesday 9 June
  • 14.00 – 14.50

Tailored financing instruments: how investors for impact design their financial support to meet the impact venture’s needs

In the colloquium format, this session will share main insights on the second principle of social impact investment - tailored financing. It will present the framework developed by EVPA, while a practitioner from a social impact fund will share their experience in deploying the right financial instruments to support social purpose organisations. Watch the session recording  
  • Day 1 – Wednesday 9 June
  • 15.00 – 16.00

How investors for impact measure and manage their impact and the impact of their investees

The session will share main insights on the third principle of social impact investment - impact measurement and management (IMM). We will share the IMM framework developed by EVPA. You will also hear from a foundation which will share its practical experience in measuring and managing its own impact as well as supporting its grantees to develop their own impact measurement system and use data to maximise impact. Watch the session recording