You're currently viewing:

Corporate social responsibility


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, …

Social problems: business solutions – myth or fact?

Jens Böhme 27 February 2017

At the 2017 WINGSForum session on ‘Social problems: business solutions: myth or fact?’, the panel discussed questions about social enterprises and their interaction with the philanthropic sector. Topics discussed included the question of can social …

Power shift marks a new age of philanthropy

Cheryl Chapman 1 February 2017

Philanthropy – private wealth for public good – has never been more important than it is now. Local authority budgets have been slashed, and demand for charitable services is increasing. While philanthropy will never be a …

Offshore philanthropy

Timothy Ogden and Laura Starita 17 January 2017

Organized philanthropy exists because a few individuals are able to accumulate a vast surplus of resources. Given how much good is done with philanthropic donations, it seems ungrateful to look too closely at the source …

Corporate Foundations in Fontainebleau: A significant ‘first’

Steffen Bethmann and Theresa Gehringer 20 December 2016

More than 80 representatives from corporate foundations and national foundation networks – the very first gathering of corporate foundations from across Europe – came together on 5 and 6 December at the INSEAD campus in …

To link or not to link – insights from corporate foundations

Theresa Gehringer 13 December 2016

On the second day of the Corporate Foundations Knowledge Exchange, conference participants discussed in several working groups, ideas related to Mission and Practice. Three issues were focused on within discussions about best and effective practice in …

How do corporate foundations work? Lloyds Bank and Syngenta Foundations share insights

Steffen Bethmann 9 December 2016

The first European Knowledge Exchange of Corporate Foundations, took place this week.  Organized by DAFNE and French Associations of foundations (CFF), part of the program was organized around the topic of foundations’ mission alignment with their …

Corporate foundations: last legs or new legs?

Charles Keidan and Andrew Milner 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

‘A brave new world’ is how Michelle Wright of philanthropy consultancy Cause4 describes corporate foundations in a 2014 Huffington Post article. David Grayson of Cranfield University’s School of Management, on the other hand, strongly believes …

How corporate foundations in Colombia can contribute to a lasting peace

Carolina Suarez 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

After more than six years of talks between the government and the FARC, the oldest and most violent guerrilla insurgency movement in Colombia, we are facing a historical moment. The narrow failure of the plebiscite …

WINGS: The landscape of support to corporate philanthropy

WINGS 7 June 2016

As part of the Infrastructure in Focus series, WINGS is launching a new report on The landscape of support to corporate philanthropy, opening a discussion on the learnings and experiences of WINGS members, and sharing …