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Conniel Malek

Opinion Conniel Malek 5 March 2023

A case for upending grantee partner calls

One day, I nodded absentmindedly at a comment my four-year old made. She looked at me and said: ‘Mama, you aren’t listening to me with your listening ears!’ I was simultaneously taken aback and humbled. …

Opinion 3 Conniel Malek 10 May 2022

What practicing corporate law taught me about philanthropy

I walked away from the corporate world after a decade of practicing law at a multinational business, and I never looked back. I dove into the philanthropic space with curiosity, passion, and a thirst to …

Opinion Conniel Malek 21 September 2021

The ocean is our global heirloom: Philanthropy needs to treat (and fund) it that way

The ocean is our global commons, our birthright, our collective heritage, and our heirloom. This concept is enshrined under international law – the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). However, laws and …