We can use venture philanthropy to mitigate risks, share returns and accompany organizations towards sustainability and growth”. -Myrna Atalla, Alfanar Executive Director

Capital can do more than generate profit, it can also catalyze sustainable and equitable change. 

Engaging in conversations about transformative initiatives such as venture philanthropy and impact investment is crucial, as these approaches play a pivotal role in reshaping conventional financing methods and contributing to lasting positive effects for the world’s most vulnerable populations. 

Alfanar’s Executive Director, Myrna Atalla had the privilege to join Amaly Legacy’s podcast alongside Kate Goodall from Halcyon Fund, Mathew Jensen from FaithInvest and Paul Ronalds from Save the Children Global Ventures to discuss how to fuel and successfully unleash the power of purposeful capital. 

Together, they discussed the forms of investment covered by their respective organizations, comparing their approach to traditional investments. They explored both the impact and business criteria considered when evaluating opportunities, as well as the common pitfalls experienced by target funders.

Alfanar’s portfolio of social enterprises: FabricAID, Bridge.Outsource.Transform (B.O.T) and Future Eve Foundation were mentioned as examples of social enterprises that Alfanar’s venture philanthropy support has enabled to grow.  

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