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Charles Keidan

feature Charles Keidan 7 June 2016 For Subscribers

A new focus for climate philanthropy: interview with Florence Tercier and Anne Henshaw

Within the field of climate change, the issue of climate justice has been neglected. The Oak Foundation, however, believes that issues of climate justice are central to the whole climate change question and is poised …

interview Charles Keidan 7 June 2016 For Subscribers

Are most foundations in breach of their fiduciary duty? Interview with Clara Miller and Toni Johnson

Most people think of foundations as institutions which dispense funds for public benefit. But, in reality, foundations are more like low-risk investment companies that channel a small percentage of their assets into philanthropy. That’s the …

blog Charles Keidan 31 May 2016

EFC AGA 2016: European philanthropy urged to ‘shift the paradigm’ in support for refugees

European philanthropy has issued an urgent call for foundations, civil society and government to provide more strategic support for refugees and migrants. Katherine Watson, chief executive of the European Cultural Foundation, read out the call …

interview Charles Keidan 3 May 2016 For Subscribers

Interview with Stephen Heintz, CEO of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Courageous philanthropy Foundations should take risks – it’s one of the sector’s truisms – but they often don’t. But there are exceptions. Stephen Heintz, the long standing CEO of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) has …

blog 1 Charles Keidan 12 April 2016

2016 US Council on Foundations: American philanthropy prepares for climate change in Congress

2016 is a period of flux in US politics with changes afoot in the Presidency, Supreme Court and Senate as well as tax reform proposals due at the end of the year. In this context, …

blog 2 Charles Keidan 11 April 2016

2016 US Council on Foundations: De-polarizing climate change

  There is wind in the sails of the global movement to combat climate change. The 2015 Paris Agreement (a historic commitment of 192 states to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels) …

interview Charles Keidan 5 April 2016 For Subscribers

Interview: Cliff Prior

Social Investment: the new opportunity agenda Social investment – the use of finance to achieve returns which are wholly or partially social – is growing. According to a recent report social investment has doubled in …

editorial Charles Keidan 15 March 2016

Refugees and migration: philanthropy responds

So much trouble in the world. Sixty million people have been forced to leave their homes. Twenty million have fled their country of origin. Around 1.5 million landed on the shores or crossed the borders …

feature Charles Keidan and Andrew Milner 11 March 2016 For Subscribers

Terms of engagement: surveys highlight European foundations

How are European foundations addressing the refugee crisis? In order to gauge their response, two surveys were undertaken towards the end of last year, one by the European Foundation Centre (EFC), a membership organization representing …

interview Charles Keidan 11 March 2016 For Subscribers

Interview: Peter Laugharn

What is it like to come into a foundation which, since its inception, has had a strong and continuous family involvement in its running? How important are family values to a family foundation? And how …