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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 …

In defence of the corporate foundation

Alisha Miranda 20 May 2016

It’s easy to see how the corporate foundation has gone out of fashion. In many ways it seems a relic, conjuring up an image of corporate fat cats smoking cigars and deciding the best way …

Merge and invest: The new face of corporate philanthropy

Michael Alberg-Seberich 21 March 2016

On the 7th of March 2016 BMW celebrated its 100th birthday by looking at the future of cars and mobility. They also announced two significant decisions for corporate citizenship and philanthropy in Europe: The merger …

Corporate giving: the case for mandates

Carmen Perez 1 September 2015 For Subscribers

CEOs are stepping up on societal issues. Companies are increasingly linking long-term, multi-stakeholder assessments of their corporate citizenry to long-term financial performance, according to studies. The business case for corporate giving is strong; government regulations …