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Andrew Milner

Conference Report Andrew Milner 16 June 2020

If not now, when?

The power of networks was the official theme of AVPN’s virtual 2020 conference, but, inevitably there was another theme too – the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has torn up our intellectual maps and …

Special feature Andrew Milner 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

On climate justice, funders could do better

Philanthropy is falling short when it comes to supporting the climate justice movement that is rapidly growing across the globe Despite what he terms ‘amnesia and individualism’, Nathan Thanki of Global Campaign to Demand Climate …

Interview Andrew Milner 5 May 2020

Interview: Benjamin Bellegy, WINGS

The latest piece of research produced by the Worldwide Networks for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), designed to help philanthropy support organisations (PSOs) think through their role in changing circumstances has been overborne by the Covid-19 crisis…well, …

Opinion Andrew Milner 10 March 2020

Gaúchos, guardians and global warming

‘Who was Rosas? An owner of land. What did he accumulate? Land. What did he give to his supporters? Land. What did he take from his enemies? Land.’ This crisp summary of the nineteenth century …

Interview Andrew Milner 21 January 2020

Interview: Harriet Lamb, Ashden

How can a prize make a difference to an abiding problem like climate change? Harriet Lamb, CEO of Ashden Sustainable Solutions, Sustainable Lives explains to Andrew Milner how the Ashden Awards are not all about …

Conference Report Andrew Milner 12 November 2019

Faster, but still not fast enough

There were a number of special guests at the 15th EVPA annual conference, Celebrating Impact, in the Hague last week. In no order of precedence they were the city’s mayor, four of the five founders …

Analysis Andrew Milner 5 November 2019

A feature of the landscape: The European Foundation Centre turns 30

‘I would not have dreamed in November ’89 that it would still be there 30 years later!’  Many would echo the sentiments of Raymond Georis, founding chair and moving spirit of the European Foundation Centre …

News Charles Keidan and Andrew Milner 22 October 2019

European foundations commit $13 million to tackle planet and climate crisis

Four of Europe’s leading foundations tackling climate change have committed $13 million (€11.6 million) of funding to advance work to protect the ‘global commons’ – the areas and ecosystems of our planet on which we …

Interview Andrew Milner 22 October 2019

Science and philanthropy join forces to protect the Global Commons

Interview: Professor Johan Rockström, Global Commons Alliance If we are to arrest climate change, safeguarding the global commons – the areas and ecosystems of our planet on which we all depend – is an absolute …

Analysis Andrew Milner 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

The quest for collaboration in Asia

The potential advantages of far-reaching collaboration underpinned AVPN’s conference in Singapore. But it is a virtue more often preached than practised. Underlying all the themes at the recent AVPN conference in Singapore was the idea …