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News Alliance magazine 15 May 2022

Africa only halfway to achieving SDGs by 2030

According to the just-released Africa Sustainable Development Report, Africa is only halfway towards achieving the SDG goals and targets by 2030. Policymakers and civil society must recalibrate policies and programs if the Global SDGs are to …

Opinion 1 Rosemary Macdonald 15 February 2022

Why funding sustainability is key to achieving the SDGs

What do the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and sustainable grant-making practices have in common? Both represent a long-term commitment to supporting the people, places, and communities that we are all part of. In …

Opinion 2 Margarida Espírito Santo, Donzelina Barroso and Renee Karibi-Whyte 7 October 2021

Foundations and the SDGs: Gulbenkian finding the fit

For many foundations, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a means to direct their efforts according to a larger, internationally recognised development framework, potentially increasing the value of those efforts by dovetailing them with those …

Conference Alliance magazine 15 December 2020

SDGs and COVID-19: Turning Recovery Into Opportunity

Opinion Annette Kleinbrod and Martin Speer 3 August 2020

Together we can do it: The potential of philanthropy for the SDGs

Crises and radical changes characterise this year. Many of us realise: we must work for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. What can foundations contribute? A new report from Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Federal Association …

Opinion James Magowan 3 March 2020

Embracing the SDGs is good for you

‘Connecting Community Foundations with the SDGs’, a recent ECFI publication, highlights the relevance of the work of community foundations to the SDGs and describes an approach to embracing the Global Goals at local level. ‘The …

News Charles Keidan 8 November 2019

Bertelsmann chief: make the SDGs philanthropy’s lingua franca

One of Europe’s leading foundations has urged an audience of philanthropy leaders to embrace the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the unifying principle and ‘lingua franca’ of the global philanthropy sector. The comments …

News Alliance magazine 5 November 2019

Report examines how community philanthropy can help fund SDGs

A new report from Global Fund for Community Foundations ‘From billions to millions‘ examines how the growing community philanthropy sector can help fund SDGs. The paper, authored by Jonathan Glennie, pinpoints community philanthropy as a …

Conference reports Natalya Pyagay 15 August 2019

Insights from HLPF 2019: Philanthropy & the SDGs

The role of philanthropic institutions in advancing the sustainable development agenda has been widely recognized by various stakeholders. Importantly, philanthropy’s value-add has been more and more perceived through its ability to advocate for collective action, …

Opinion Isaac Ofosu Debrah 21 December 2018

Supporting micro-level solutions is key to up-scaling innovation towards the SDGs

It would be an understatement to say that the SDGs call for innovation and new ways of doing things. Despite the word ‘innovation’ being used to the extent of banality, the ideas of it becoming …