Karoline Heitmann is Corporate Initiative Manager at the European Venture Philanthropy Association’s (EVPA). Since she joined EVPA in 2018, Karoline has been working with a community of 70+ Corporate Social Investors (such as corporate foundations, impact funds, accelerators, social businesses). In her role she conducts research on the latest corporate social investing trends, such as strategic alignment and employee engagement, and develops practical tools and guidelines. Next to this, she organises events and workshops for Corporate Social Investors across Europe and supports the organisation of the C Summit, Europe’s first corporate philanthropy and social investing summit.
Prior to her work at EVPA, she graduated cum laude from Rotterdam School of Management in Global Business & Sustainability. In combination with her studies at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica, she specialised in sustainability challenges and opportunities in Europe and developing countries.
By the author
Covid-19: A chance to put social impact on the corporate agenda once and for all?
Impact-driven initiatives easily fall off the list of corporate priorities. But the current crisis could change that – and corporate foundations and other corporate social investors are uniquely placed to use their influence. EVPA's Karoline Heitmann shares four ways they can take a lead.
Posted by Karoline Heitmann on June 01, 2020