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Caroline Hartnell

Conference reports Caroline Hartnell 20 April 2015

Optimism on steroids: reflections on the 12th Skoll World Forum

This will probably be my last Skoll World Forum – in a few months I will step down as editor of Alliance after 16 years – and this set me wondering how the event had …

Opinion Caroline Hartnell 9 April 2015

Interview with Michael Green: ‘economic growth is not the whole story’

The Social Progress Index 2015 is published today by US-based non-profit the Social Progress Imperative. Caroline Hartnell talked to executive director Michael Green about the relationship between social progress, economic growth, inequality and poverty; about the …

Interview Caroline Hartnell 1 April 2015

Interview with Roshni Nadar

Roshni Nadar Malholtra is the daughter of Indian industrialist and philanthropist Shiv Nadar, founder and chairman of HCL and of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, one of India’s largest private philanthropic organizations. The Foundation practises creative …

Opinion Caroline Hartnell 24 March 2015

Can women save the planet? A new report shows the way

Global Greengrants Fund (GGF) executive director Terry Odendahl believes women will save the planet – but not without equal rights and in concert with men. But we haven’t got much time, so how can we …

Analysis Andrew Milner and Caroline Hartnell 16 March 2015

Foundations and the SDGs: the ‘conspicuous absentees’ speak out

The philanthropic community has been ‘conspicuously absent from the SDG debate’, according to Kevin Watkins of the UK’s Overseas Development Institute, writing in the March 2015 issue of Alliance. However, as he suggests, the Sustainable …

Blog Caroline Hartnell 2 March 2015

2015 BNP Paribas philanthropy index shows Europe and USA neck and neck

Philanthropy is growing worldwide, according to the 2015 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index, increasing by 5 points on average over the last year. On 55.5%, with a strong increase in current and projected giving, Europe …

Editorial 1 Caroline Hartnell 2 March 2015

Art and social justice: which is the higher good?

It’s an old chestnut: should we fund art ‘for its own sake’ or to further some other end? Can we justify philanthropic funding for the arts when there are so many more urgent things to …

News Caroline Hartnell and Andrew Milner 2 March 2015

Rejection of European Foundation Statute a ‘missed opportunity’

European cross-border philanthropy suffered a serious setback in November when representatives of the 28 EU member states failed to reach a consensus on the European Foundation Statute (EFS) at the European Commission meeting in Brussels. …

Special feature Andrew Milner and Caroline Hartnell 2 March 2015

An act of faith? Why should philanthropists fund the arts? 

Few things make so deep or immediate an impression, or can dramatize the human condition so forcibly, as a piece of art, yet it’s an area where funders are reluctant to tread. We asked a …

Special feature Caroline Hartnell 2 March 2015

Interview with Will Miller

‘Not every philanthropic act has to carry the full weight of all possible social benefits.’ The Wallace Foundation has announced a six-year, $40 million initiative to assist up to 25 performing arts organizations across the …