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Jakob Thomsen

Special feature Jakob Thomsen 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Behind Denmark’s royal foundations

Philanthropy helps the Royal House in Denmark maintain a relationship between monarch and people in the age of democracy Queens, kings, chamberlains, counts, princesses and princes: many of the royal household have a seat at …

Special feature Jakob Thomsen 4 December 2018

A new style of royal philanthropy

The Mary Foundation set up by the crown princess is adopting a catalytic approach to difficult social issues, writes Jakob Thomsen When the Danish Crown Prince Frederik married Australian Mary Elizabeth Donaldson in 2004, the …

Opinion Jakob Thomsen 23 March 2017

Danish foundation steps up to fight climate change

A climate frontrunner – the internationally-focused Danish KR Foundation – is taking the fight against global warming to a new field, placing sustainable behaviour high on their agenda. KR Foundation is the latest addition to the …

Conference reports Jakob Thomsen 23 November 2016

Nordic foundations find common cause in Stockholm

What is the most effective way for foundations to work within a strong welfare state? Could they do more good by managing their assets more strategically? These were among the questions addressed by Nordic Foundations …