Should foundations make risky investments in social enterprises? Join the debate at the second Münchener Morgenstund on 20 March!

The question to be debated at this event is, “Should foundations make risky investments in social enterprises?”

Sylvia Bytow-Weissheimer, of Knorr-Bremse Global Care e.V., pointed out a common dilemma at the first Münchener Morgenstund: foundations are often torn between supporting social enterprise early on, when it’s most effective, and a responsibility to donors to use funds responsibly, not on a ‘gamble.’ Thomas Marshall, another debater present, argues that foundations can and should actually invest their funds in a riskier way. How risky can foundations realistically be in their investments?

The debate will be started by experts before opening up to attendees. Time is also slotted for networking and informal exchange. Download the flyer for more information.

The second Münchener Morgenstund is jointly offered by Endeva and Adelphi, and will be held March 20. Attendance is free of charge but requires registration. Please send an email to if you’re interested!