Societal Impact Financing Initiative (SciFi)
A particular focus lies on harnessing the catalytic potential of private capital for the common good. Starting from the DACH region, SciFi aims to advance giving, impact investing and mission-oriented public-private partnerships in Europe and beyond. Specifically, SciFi prioritizes two major societal transformations:
Education: Enabling potential of all
Sustainability: Achieving CO2 reduction targets fairly.
Tailored financing tools and cross-sector coalitions are needed to pilot and scale innovative approaches. SciFi brings together a variety of stakeholders for this purpose: impact entrepreneurs, wealth owners, foundations, and, where needed, business and politics. In particular, it aims at promoting the strategic and pooled use of resources: what is the specific role of private capital to advance transformations? What do optimal financing structures look like? How can endowments be managed in an impact-oriented way?
SciFi is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others.