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What can Social Businesses Teach the Business World? IVN’s Jackie Goren on “Sogrim Cheshbon”

Dec 14, 2014 |  
What can Social Businesses Teach the Business World? IVN’s Jackie Goren on “Sogrim Cheshbon”

One of the developing areas in the business world is that of social businesses. More and more businesses are declaring that they exist not only to turn a profit, but also to reduce the inequality and contribute positively to the social landscape. Jackie Goren, IVN’s Social Businesses Investment Director and Managing Director of the Global […]

Benny Levin and Itzik Danziger Talk about Business in the Philanthropic World

Dec 14, 2014 |  
Benny Levin and Itzik Danziger Talk about Business in the Philanthropic World

IVN Vice Chairman Benny Levin and IVN Investment Committee Chairman Itzik Danziger were recently interviewed by Ben Kaspit and Gal Gabai on Channel One’s “Osim Seder” (meaning: making order) program. Benny and Itzik spoke about Israel’s emerging social business arena and about how IVN, as an impact investment organization, creates sustainable social change in Israel […]

IVN’s Benny Levin, Itzik Danziger and Shuki Ehrlich in an Interview with Globes

Dec 9, 2014 |  
IVN’s Benny Levin, Itzik Danziger and Shuki Ehrlich in an Interview with Globes

Israel Venture Network’s Benny Levin, Itzik Danziger and Shuki Ehrlich talk about their journey in an interview with Globes’ Shlomit Len. What is the connection between hi-tech magnates Benny Levin (NICE), Itzik Danziger (Comverse) and Shuki Ehrlich (Amdocs) and the small Arab town of Jisr az-Zarqa, a Rabbi from Bnei Brak and a Bedouin entrepreneur […]

Operation Yonatan: A Personal Story of a Social Business (Yediot Aharonot)

Oct 5, 2014 |  
Operation Yonatan: A Personal Story of a Social Business (Yediot Aharonot)

Danny Kogan established the project “Ecology for the Sheltered Community” (Ecommunity) for personal reasons. As a result of the birth of his youngest son Jonathan, who was diagnosed with autism and epilepsy, Danny set up an electronic waste recycling plant, which employs people with special needs. What started as one man in a jeep collecting used electronic […]

On Creating Social Businesses – Lecture by Michal Simler at the IDC Herzeliya

Oct 2, 2014 |  
On Creating Social Businesses – Lecture by Michal Simler at the IDC Herzeliya

How did the business sector come about? What is social business? How do you nurture a social business? Michal Simler, CEO of IVN, discussed these questions and more at the opening session of the IDC Herzeliya’s course ‘Management in a Changing Reality’. Some 200 students and 30 IDC lecturers and staff, representatives from the Weizmann […]

Finding New Money to Fight Poverty in Israel

Aug 31, 2014 |  
Finding New Money to Fight Poverty in Israel

In July 2014, TheMarker, Israel’s daily economic newspaper published an article written by IVN’s Jackie Goren. The following is a translation of the article. To read the original in Hebrew, click here. Recently the Allalouf Committee Report was published, according to which Israel currently has one of the highest rates of poverty among the OECD […]