Guest editor for this Alliance special feature is The Economist’s Matthew Bishop, who poses two vital questions: how has the world changed? And what are the new opportunities for philanthropy?
This special feature includes interviews with Sonal Shah of Obama’s new Office of Social Innovation and Civil Participation and Susan Bell of the Hewlett Foundation. Both Álvaro Rodríguez Arregui in Mexico and Reuben Abraham in India argue for a new catalytic role for philanthropic capital. Peter Blom of Triodos Bank in the Netherlands says that it’s time to put sustainability before profits while Jordanian business entrepreneur Fadi Ghandour insists that the private sector must become a major pillar of development. Both Hadeel Ibrahim and Firoze Manji stress the need for Africans to take their future into their own hands. Finally, Katherine Fulton draws the threads together.
The September issue of Alliance also includes: tracking the recession; an interview with EFC chair Emilio Rui Vilar; Filiz Bikmen on philanthropy’s Turkish models; Oxfam’s Duncan Green looking for the silver lining in the current recession; Jacob Harold on why regranting is smart and Barry Gaberman on ‘Obama mania’.