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Charles Keidan

Opinion Charles Keidan 30 March 2021

The Lemann Foundation and the case of the AstraZeneca vaccine

What gives philanthropy its social license to operate? That’s a question which Australian philanthropy scholar, commentator and Alliance editorial board member, Krystian Seibert explored in an Alliance essay a couple of years ago. It was …

Editorial Charles Keidan 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

Alliance is 25!

We’re delighted to be celebrating our 25th anniversary at the heart of global philanthropy. Reaching 25 years old in the world of non-profit media is something none of us take for granted. We’re grateful to …

Blog Charles Keidan 21 January 2021

A mirror to our field: my five-point plan for the future of philanthropy

At the end of last year, I had the privilege to speak on a panel alongside colleagues in philanthropy around the world at the Gife conference – the leading association for philanthropic foundations in Brazil. …

News Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 8 December 2020

Open Society Foundations urge reset of global health funding

Health philanthropy leaders at the Open Society Foundations have called for a change of direction in global health funding which they say too often favours ‘private interests over public provision’. The Open Society Foundations’ Julia …

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

Mental health, climate and disease: Wellcome Trust’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 …