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Latin America: sharing philanthropy, not hoarding wealth

2 Florencia Roitstein 10 October 2017 For Subscribers

Buenos Aires, Argentina Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. In 2014, the richest 10 per cent kept 71 per cent of the region’s wealth. If this trend continues, according to Oxfam’s …


Reflections of the 2017 Brazilian Philanthropy Forum

Benjamin Bellegy 6 October 2017

I recently had the pleasure in attending the Brazilian Philanthropy Forum in Sao Paulo organized by the Brazilian WINGS member, the Institute for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS). As every year, IDIS gathers a …


Andes Amazon Fund to receive $15 million in support of biodiversity conservation

Alliance magazine 5 October 2017

Home to the world’s greatest concentration of biodiversity and wildlife ecosystems, the Amazon headwaters region is one of the premier focuses of planetary health. In order to protect the environmental health and ecological function of …

New Philanthropy and CSR House 

Cemefi 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Cemefi has celebrated laying the first stone of the building that will become its hub for philanthropy, civil society initiatives and corporate social responsibility – La Casa de la Filantropia y la RSE  (Philanthropy and CSR House) in Mexico …

Colombia’s historic peace deal: philanthropy must not miss the boat

Merybell Reynoso and Juan David Ferreira 12 July 2017

The new peace process offers the opportunity for philanthropists to improve the lives of Colombia’s poorest communities While the peace deal and disarmament of FARC is a remarkable milestone, the fact is that the peace …

Interview: Manuel Arango

Alliance magazine 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

As the interview he gave to Alliance in 2004 illustrates, Mexican philanthropist Manuel Arango is a long-time champion of philanthropy and civil society. Thirty years ago, he founded the Mexican Centre for Philanthropy (CEMEFI) and …

Countering the demagogues

Vikki Spruill, Sara Lyons, Paula Fabiani and Keiran Goddard 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

From the shock of Brexit in the UK to the surprise election of President Trump in the US and the ensuing massive global mobilization of women’s marches in early 2017, populist movements are achieving unexpected …

WINGSForum 2017: Business as usual in a changing world

4 Andrés Thompson 9 March 2017

It was the first time that I attended a WINGS Forum and, I must recognize, my expectations were moderate. Big conferences organized by “industry” organizations, such as the ones serving philanthropy, are usually self centered and …

Cemefi: Conferences on volunteering for social change 

Cemefi 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

In November 2016, Cemefi hosted two major conferences: the 24th World Volunteer Conference and 8th World Youth Volunteer Conference, both organized in partnership with the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE).   The main topic of …

GIFE: When business and philanthropy align 

GIFE 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

GIFE has just released the English version of an important publication, originally launched in 2016, throwing light on an emerging trend in Brazil: the alignment between business and philanthropy. Since its emergence in the 1990s, …