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Volans

Grants to Volans

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year)

    None

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — This grant helps fund the Corporate Social Venture Capital project, a study of businesses that use their own funds to invest in new companies and sectors that have the potential to address serious social and environmental problems such as climate change, education or health. The project will be carried out by Volans, a London-based think-tank-consultancy whose advisory and strategy services for leading global corporations seek to catalyze breakthrough, market-based solutions to pressing business and societal challenges. The project's findings and should help impact investors and corporations find new opportunities to co-invest and outline the possibilities and potential pitfalls of such partnerships.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Volans $50,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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