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Andrew Milner

Opinion Andrew Milner 17 December 2018

The three giants – a parable…or possibly a conundrum

In a remote time and place – it might have been anywhere – there was a village. The villagers cultivated their fields, harvested their crops and suffered the usual pains and pleasures people do. Then …

Special feature Andrew Milner 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

The world of royal foundations and philanthropy

Philanthropic initiatives are funded, undertaken or inspired by members of royal families around the world. Alliance associate editor Andrew Milner profiles royal philanthropy in its various shapes and forms The Noor Al Hussein Foundation, Jordan …

Analysis Andrew Milner 27 November 2018 For Subscribers

Olga and onwards

The Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize was inaugurated in 2013 to reward and stimulate the development of philanthropy in emerging market economies. How has philanthropy fared in the countries from which Prize nominees have come over …

Analysis Andrew Milner 6 November 2018 For Subscribers

Transformative…but for good or ill? Corporate philanthropy in India in the era of mandatory CSR

Over the last five years, Indian corporate philanthropy has been transformed by the introduction of mandatory CSR contributions for companies over a certain size, so much so that, to all intents and purposes, the one …

Opinion Andrew Milner 6 October 2018

Not all social enterprises are the same

In Amitabh Behar’s recent Philanthropy Thinker column, he sees – and deplores – the rise of a new form of non-profit organisation (NPO) which is ‘located in the market’ and attempts to impose simplistic, often …

Interview Andrew Milner 11 September 2018

Interview: Annie Chen, RS Group, Hong Kong

At the forefront of the fast-developing social investment sector in Asia are organisations like RS Group. Neither a typical investment house, nor a typical philanthropic institution, yet it makes both grants and investments. At the …

Analysis Andrew Milner 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

The future of impact investing: a view from Asia

Within philanthropy circles, people are beginning to look beyond grants to the creation of a package of what might be called social finance, which will not only be bigger but will involve the kind of …

Special feature Andrew Milner 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Prominent figures in Muslim philanthropy

Alliance associate editor Andrew Milner profiles some of the world’s key Muslim philanthropists Sultan Qaboos, Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman is a noted philanthropist as well as the Arab region’s longest-serving …

Opinion Andrew Milner 18 August 2018

The (continuing) enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Most of us (by ‘us’ I loosely mean those who are steadily employed in the philanthropy sector) are not poor, but we write and talk about poverty. Many of us are middle-aged or beyond, but …

News 1 Andrew Milner 20 July 2018

Community philanthropy initiative launched in Palestine

Rawa, a philanthropic fund rooted in participatory community decision-making, has been launched in Palestine to promote community development and the mobilisation of local resources. Following an exploration period, supported by Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Open …