The economies of the BRICS and MINT (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey) countries are growing much faster than their western counterparts, but is philanthropy keeping pace? This is the question posed by the special feature in the March issue of Alliance, with guest editors Filiz Bikmen and Maria Chertok. It includes articles looking at the role being played by corporate philanthropy in different countries; innovations in philanthropy in Asia; trends in China over the past year; new forms of African philanthropy; the distinctive contribution of community philanthropy; and where donors go for advice. It also features interviews with eminent philanthropists Güler Sabancı of Turkey and Russia’s Vladimir Potanin, one of 12 billionaires from outside the US who have just signed up to the Giving Pledge.
The March issue of Alliance also includes opinion pieces on why ‘mission’ investing should be the only kind of investing done by private foundations; why foundations should be shareholder activists; and why more and better research will help foundations respond to challenging times ahead. Plus further interviews, articles, reviews, conference reports and global updates.
Published as part of this issue of Alliance is a special supplement on the finalists for the 2013 Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize, giving brief profiles and interviews with each. Please support the nominees by casting your vote for the winner of the Prize. The outcome of this public vote will be one factor in the judges’ final decision.