In Social Finance


Series of definitions of key terms in the social finance world.


Intermediary Org: EVPA

Year: 2017


VP is a high-engagement and long-term approach to generating social impact through three practices:

  • Tailored financing: using a range of financial instruments (including grants, debt, equity and hybrid financial instruments) tailored to the needs of organisation supported.
  • Organisational Support: added-value support services that VPO/SIs offer to investees (SPOs) to strengthen the SPO’s organisational resilience and financial sustainability by developing skills or improving structures and processes.
  • Impact measurement and management: measuring and managing the process of creating social impact in order to maximise and optimise it…