Author Archive:

Charles Keidan

News Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi 1 December 2020

Dr Tedros: There is great potential and need for philanthropy to partner with the global health field

Alliance magazine exclusive – In a wide ranging and poignant interview, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on philanthropic foundations to advocate for increased investment in public health, …

Editorial Charles Keidan 1 December 2020

Foundations should answer Dr Tedros’s call

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organisation, uses this issue of Alliance magazine to urge foundations to take action in response to the challenges of our times. In his poignant dialogue with …

Interview Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 10 November 2020 For Subscribers

Mental health, climate and disease: Wellcome’s Director of Strategy on tackling our big health threats

With an endowment of £26 billion, the UK’s Wellcome Trust is the fourth biggest foundation in the world. As one of the leading funders of global health, it has been at the forefront of efforts …

Editorial 1 Charles Keidan 1 September 2020

The Hewlett way

The philanthropic world is facing mounting challenges. As the impacts of climate change, inequality, global pandemics and authoritarian populism increase, foundations are being called on and, in some cases, called out more than ever. At …

News Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 28 August 2020

‘Frustrated’ Hewlett chief hits out at philanthropy sector ‘virtue signalling’

Alliance exclusive – The CEO of one of the world’s leading foundations and climate funders has condemned ‘virtue signalling’ demands for foundations to divest from fossil fuels, suggested that calls for everyone to spend more …

News Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 11 June 2020

Foundation leader criticises sector response to BAME community

One of British philanthropy’s leading professionals has warned that foundations risk being on the ‘wrong side of history’ when it comes to racial justice. Writing for Alliance today, Fozia Irfan, who is CEO of the …

Editorial Charles Keidan 2 June 2020

In this moment of crisis, philanthropy should get behind social movements

I’m writing this introduction to our June issue as the aftermath of the global coronavirus pandemic continues to engulf the world. As I write in late April, my children have been off school and nursery …

Interview Charles Keidan 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Interview: Antonio Zappulla

Charles Keidan talks to Antonio Zappulla of the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) about how it uses its media and legal expertise to drive systemic change. CK: You became CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation in …

Interview Charles Keidan 21 April 2020

Interview: David Biemesderfer, United Philanthropy Forum

The United Philanthropy Forum (UPF) has brought together many of the US’s infrastructure bodies in a meta-network. Does its CEO, David Biemesderfer, see a European parallel in European philanthropy body, DAFNE? He sat down with …

Analysis Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 16 April 2020

COVID-19 Crisis: Philanthropy faces a major dilemma as need increases but endowments shrink

As COVID-19 rapidly spreads through the world, it has created in its wake a pressing need from almost every segment of society. The world of philanthropy has made donations both large and small to fight …