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Sasakawa launches first gender-lens Asian impact investment fund

6 December 2017
Alliance magazine

Japan’s Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) has launched Asia’s first impact investment fund specifically aimed at the empowerment of women.  Through the Asian Women’s Impact Fund, the Foundation will invest some USD100 million of its endowment (around 8 per cent of its total assets) in projects and institutions that support women’s empowerment and promote gender equality across Asia. Income from the investments will, in turn, be used to support women entrepreneurs in South-East Asia by improving …

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Philanthropy and the media

5 December 2017
Alliance magazine

Alliance magazine has today launched its latest issue on philanthropy and the media. In the special feature, Alliance editor, Charles Keidan and guest editor, Miguel Castro of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, explore the opportunities and risks for the media, and society at large, of a model of journalism increasingly reliant on philanthropic income. Alliance is pleased to offer free access to this issue thanks to Democracy and Media Foundation who are sponsoring the removal of the paywall …

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Inviting nominations for the Fifth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

4 December 2017
Alliance magazine

The Fifth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize will be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated remarkable leadership, creativity and results …

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Beijing philanthropist commits $1.5 billion to conservation 

3 December 2017
Alliance magazine

Chinese philanthropist He Qiaonv has announced the largest-ever philanthropic commitment to wildlife conservation. Her pledge, totalling $1.5 billion over seven years, will go towards …

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Philanthropy-backed campaign tackles neglected diseases in Zimbabwe 

2 December 2017
Alliance magazine

The END Fund, a collaboration of global philanthropists dedicated to the treatment and prevention of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that …