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Andrew Milner

Interview Andrew Milner 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

Interview: Kirsten Hommelhoff, BDS Secretary-General

The secretary-general of the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Association of German Foundations) talks to Andrew Milner about the need to give its extensive and very diverse membership the bread-and-butter-services they want while at the same time …

Opinion Andrew Milner 13 December 2020

Big Phil, Little Phil and the System

Recently, I tuned in to the WINGS Forum debate on philanthropy and power. It was an articulate and lively panel. However, most of the discussion was about how philanthropy is coming to terms with uncomfortable …

Interview 1 Andrew Milner 20 October 2020

Interview: Steven Serneels, chair of EVPA

There’s investing for impact and investing with impact. On the heels of the recently concluded EVPA annual conference, new chair Steven Serneels explains the distinction to Alliance and also outlines the Association’s convening role in …

Conference Report Andrew Milner 29 September 2020

#EVPA2020: The magnifying glass

COVID-19 has acted as a magnifying glass, said EVPA board chair in his keynote speech opening the Association’s 16th annual conference. It has exposed the limits of our socio-economic systems. Even the Netherlands with its …

Conference reports 1 Andrew Milner 29 September 2020

Leveraging connections and knowledge from Latin America: engaging investing for impact practices

Last week EVPA held their Annual Conference, this time entirely virtually, and Alliance asked our readers in a poll for the session you’d like to hear most about. The winner was ‘Leveraging Connections and Knowledge …

Interview Andrew Milner 15 September 2020

Shloka Nath on climate, collaboration, and COVID-19

One of the panellists as AVPN 2020 was Shloka Nath, Executive Director of the recently-formed India Climate Collaborative (ICC). As one of the conference themes was collaboration, she talks to Alliance about how ICC puts …

Analysis Andrew Milner 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Welcome to our sector’s biggest virtual conference

Alliance goes behind the screens at the AVPN annual event and discovers an extraordinary team effort ‘We must have been crazy’ – that was the verdict of AVPN’s Naina Subberwal Batra on the decision to …

Special feature Andrew Milner 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

The case for investing with a gender lens

Gender lens investing – the deployment of all forms of capital from philanthropic to public – to further the cause of women’s empowerment and the pursuit of their rights is not just good for women, …

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

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 …