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Human-centered design in social innovation

Marica Rizzo 21 July 2018

Human-centered design alone won’t change the world, but as a tool it increases the likelihood of designing impactful solutions by putting the person who will gain most at the heart of the innovation process. The …


FSG announces new team to lead global social impact consulting firm

Alliance magazine 26 June 2018

FSG, one of the world’s most experienced social impact consulting firms has announced Lauren A. Smith, MD, MPH and Greg Hills as their co-CEOs. The pair succeeds John Kania, who is stepping away from his …


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 …

Community philanthropy in the lead

Jenny Hodgson 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Community philanthropy should be a star player in sustainable development The penny finally seems to have dropped: if civil society is going to be relevant and resilient over the long run, local support matters. As …

‘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 …

An aura of hope

Filiz Bikmen 22 May 2018

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. With two major events in the social investment and philanthropy sector, May was abloom with new ideas and energy, much needed in a world full of …

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 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 …

Arab philanthropy moves from charity to development, new reports finds

Alliance magazine 21 March 2018

Philanthropy’s role in the Arab region is shifting from a more traditional religious and charitable paradigm to one of secular development. That’s a central finding of a new working paper published today by the Philanthropy …