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COVID-19 success stories – a blog series: Hippo Roller

In this blog series, we explore how some of our epNetwork members have dealt with/been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in their work and in their communities. Next in the series is Hippo Roller.

COVID-19 success stories – a blog series: Nonspec

In this blog series, we explore how some of our epNetwork members have dealt with/been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in their work and in their communities. Next in the series is Nonspec.

COVID-19 success stories – a blog series: EOS International

In this blog series, we explore how some of our epNetwork members have dealt with/been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in their work and in their communities. Next in the series is EOS International.

COVID-19 success stories – a blog series: aQysta

In this blog series, we explore how some of our epNetwork members have dealt with/been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in their work and in their communities. First in the series is aQysta.

While 2020 brought many changes, challenges, and contention, we leveraged digital means of staying connected in order to deliver as much impact as possible

It goes without saying that 2020 has been one of the most challenging years for so many of us across the globe. Inherently, challenging times allow us to reflect, readjust, and respond to situations in ways that make us stronger moving forward. These times also allow us to be uncomfortable, and being uncomfortable can help […]

Africa needs Decent and Impactful Jobs – Now and for the Future!

Africa’s demographic transition is underway. In 2030, around 1 billion people in Africa will be between 15 and 64 – the so-called working age population. This corresponds to an increase of approximately 40% compared to 2018 (AfDB, 2019). These demographic changes represent a considerable opportunity. Countries in which the largest share of the population is […]

Interview with Dr. Sebastian Groh (SOLshare): Seeking Impact Investment – Experiences from a Social Entrepreneur

In this post, we highlight an interview from Siemens Stiftung’s recent report ‘How Digital Solutions May Enhance Social Financing’ with Dr. Sebastian Groh, Founder and Managing Director of SOLshare.

An interview with Karen Hitschke (Yunus Social Business): The Role of Local Networks and Personal Interaction

For Siemens Stiftung’s newest report ‘How Digital Solutions May Enhance Social Financing’ we talked with Karen Hitschke, Managing Director of Yunus Social Business, about the need of personal interaction for social entrepreneurs.

Interview with Huseyin R Demirhisar from BiD Network: “Good Technology is Mutually Beneficial”

In this post, we highlight an interview of Siemens Stiftung’s newest report “How Digital Solutions May Enhance Social Financing” with Huseyin R Demirhisar, CEO, Co-founder and Managing Partner of the BiD Network.

Discussions about how to Improve Social Financing are recurrent – and that’s the way it should be

There is no event, publication or discussion about social financing that doesn’t point to the mismatch between the provision of capital supposedly designated to create impact and the financing needs of social enterprises. Innovative forms of financing have been designed in the last years, including patient capital, crowdfunding or social impact bonds, and the amount […]