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Impact investments are philanthropy’s brave new world

Susanne Dahl 20 June 2018

The synchronisation of asset portfolios and donations within a joint mission is the way forward if philanthropic foundations and funds are to maximise their impact and value. That’s the view of impact-investment organisation GIIN. But …


Make social impact bonds tradeable

Ronnie Horesh 13 June 2018

It’s now thirty years since I first floated the idea Social Policy Bonds at a meeting of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society in Blenheim, New Zealand. My aim was to inject the market’s incentives and …


‘The ImpactAssets Handbook for Investors: Generating social and environmental value through capital investing’ Edited by Jed Emerson

Philo Alto 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Philo Alto Jed Emerson’s third book provides both a practitioner’s toolkit to impact investing and builds a compelling case for why investors should align their capital with their values and purpose for the …

Three ways collaboration could potentially advance place-based impact investing

Joycelyn Ovalle 21 May 2018

Place-based impact investing is gaining momentum in philanthropy, helping communities grow small businesses, create high-wage jobs, and increase the supply of affordable housing. Rather than going at this practice alone, many foundations, especially small and midsize foundations, are designing …

How philanthropy infrastructure can promote evidence-based giving

Aurelia Kassatly 8 May 2018 For Subscribers

Evidence-based philanthropy is more talked about than done. Philanthropy support organisations can help to remedy this. Though evidence-based giving and data-driven philanthropy have become buzzwords in the sector, they have yet to be widely practised …

Philanthropy in captivity: counter-terrorism measures and Arab philanthropy

Sherine El Taraboulsi – McCarthy 2 May 2018

Caroline Hartnell’s Philanthropy in the Arab Region: A Working Paper is a fascinating account of the breadth of generosity and innovation in the Arab region. Philanthropic practices covered in the report run a wide gamut from traditional …

More countries are now eligible for a free electronic subscription to Alliance

Alliance magazine 20 April 2018

Alliance magazine have added eight more countries from Europe and a further two countries from Latin America to their list of countries that are eligible for a free digital subscription which usually cost £45 per …

What makes a strong ecosystem of support to philanthropy?

Barry Knight 4 April 2018

The stakes over the development of a sound and strong system to support and develop philanthropy have never been higher. In many regions the infrastructure is still emerging and needs to be strengthened and where …

What constitutes a good deal anyway?

Amy McGoldrick 23 March 2018

At the 10th anniversary of the Good Deals conference (combined with the 1st anniversary of Beyond Good Business), nestled within London’s Royal Institute of British Architects, hundreds of social entrepreneurs, social investors, intermediaries and sector …

Philanthropy in the Arab Region – reflections from the UAE

Natasha Ridge 21 March 2018

A new report from Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace entitled Philanthropy in the Arab Region makes a valuable contribution to understanding philanthropic efforts across the Middle East through highlighting both the excellent work that …