Catalyzing Change: Impact Investing for Socioeconomic Development

Last week, the VIA Fund team was thrilled to host an intimate event in collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). 

Our “Impact for Breakfast” gathering, held at Impact Hub Yerevan, brought together a diverse group of stakeholders passionate about driving positive change through impact investing. With representatives from various organizations and ventures in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem across Armenia, the event provided a unique opportunity for networking and collective learning. 

The event featured engaging discussions and a Q&A session, where attendees explored the multifaceted world of impact investing and its potential to catalyze socioeconomic development.

Key speakers, including esteemed guests from EBRD, C-QUADRAT Ampega Armenia, and Impact Europe, shared valuable insights from their respective perspectives.

“Recently, the trend is to support projects in the green space, resilience space, and digital space,” noted Raghavan Narayanan, Associate Director of EBRD’s Impact Team, sharing his insights and expertise from the sector.

Discussions delved into the benefits of impact investing and highlighted the need for collaboration and innovation in driving positive change. 

“When looking at projects for the social fund, applicants’ impact is just as important to us as their potential to make revenue,” emphasized Alla Pavlova, Advisor to C-QUADRAT Ampega Social Fund.

In short, the “Impact for Breakfast” event was a great success, and we are grateful for the opportunity to bring together so many like-minded individuals committed to making a difference. Together, we are moving towards a more sustainable and inclusive future through impactful social entrepreneurship.

Stay tuned for more updates and opportunities to join our mission to create lasting impact through the VIA Fund!

This event was made possible through funding from the European Union as part of the “Collaborate for Impact” project, implemented by Impact Europe in collaboration with Impact Hub Yerevan.