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Leslie Johnston

Conference reports Leslie Johnston 7 December 2022

Investigating good at EVPA’s Impact Week

Towards the end of a thought-provoking, inspiring and oversubscribed (over 800 impact leaders) Impact Days, EVPA’s CEO urged us to keep our ‘eyes on the prize’. And indeed, this is why we travelled to Brussels …

Opinion Leslie Johnston 2 December 2022

Too little, too late? The growing urgency for philanthropic leadership

Last year, in the wake of COP26, I recognized the fact that it was philanthropy’s ‘extraordinary moment‘. And indeed, we saw a number of pledges being made, where philanthropy was a quiet catalyst (as with …

Opinion Leslie Johnston 11 November 2021

All hands on deck: Philanthropy’s extraordinary moment

Philanthropic capital must play a bigger role in driving the systems shift we need Pressure is on here in Glasgow. Governments are rebalancing commitments so that they are on the right trajectory for Paris alignment. …

Opinion Leslie Johnston 31 May 2021

There’s a climate crisis: here’s what philanthropy should do

Last year, Ellen Dorsey, of the Wallace Global Fund, called on philanthropy to declare a climate crisis. Stating the urgency to act on our current climate emergency, she challenged funders to accelerate their efforts and …