Payroll giving, or donating part of your wages to charity, may be common in other countries, but it didn’t exist in the Netherlands. Until Sandra van Beest spotted an opportunity and founded The Social Handshake.
This summer Impact Investor talks to investors and entrepreneurs about how the pandemic shifted priorities. This week: Nanouk Grootendorst, programme manager social enterprises at Rabo Foundation in the Netherlands.
Future Positive Capital is betting its venture capital on companies that can be game changers in solving the world’s biggest societal challenges. Their investment in climate-intelligence platform Cervest illustrates this.
The founder of Swedish fintech company Klarna set up the Norrsken Foundation because he saw that NGOs’ dependency on private donations was stifling innovation. The foundation’s CEO explains their raison d’etre.