About the Visit
On 29 November 29- 2 December, Impact Week 2022 was held in Brussels.
A delegation from Georgia by the invitation of EVPA, organized by CSRDG and Actio, was presented at the annual conference on impact investing.
The delegation members were representatives of CSRDG, Impact fund Actio, Civil Society Institute, Constanta Foundation, Tbilisi City Hall and impact investors from the business sector - MBC, Nikoloz Alavidze, Lado Sakvarelidze.
Professionals from the investment communities gather at the event annually, learn more about new trends in the field of impact investing and evpa's work in the development of social economy.
This year's big event included 101 meetings/sessions, involving 280 speakers and 815 participants.
Actio on session "Impact Busters"
Manager of the first impact fund in Georgia Kristine Kandelaki participated in a session “Impact Busters” of the international conference.
The session aimed at discussing and sharing experiences of first impact funds in Eastern Partnership countries. The first impact funds were established in Georgia, Ukraine and Armenia, with the support of the European Union, within the framework of the #collaborate4impact project.
"I had a great opportunity to present the first impact fund in Georgia Actio at the EVPA annual conference. Actio is taking its first steps in the challenging impact investing world, however with help of our partners we are sure that we will be able to create meaningful impact for people and the planet. The insights and feedback received at the Impact Busters session have been extremely interesting and helpful."- marked Kristine Kandelaki.
Impact Week hosted "Impact Breakfast" session that represents an opportunity to networking and experience sharing. Participants got to acknowledge the social enterprises from Georgia - tasted Chempi apple chips and enjoyed handmade gifts from social enterpreuners of Ethnodesign and Babale.
The development of impact investing in Georgia is one of the main priorities of csrdg and Actio. Impact week provides a good opportunity to share experiences between leading and start-up funds.
About the project
The visit was organized by EVPA with the support of the European Union within the #collaborate4impact project.