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Paula Park

Interview Paula Park 1 December 2015

Interview: teenage panellists deciding on $1 million funding

With around $1 million in resources raised to build girl‑driven organizations, the With and For Girls Collective asked panels of teenaged girls to decide which organizations to support under its global awards programme. To do so, …

Editorial Paula Park 1 December 2015

Foundations need to help narrow great gaps in SDGs

Advocates are championing the agreement behind the Sustainable Development Goals. But let’s be frank about what’s missing: A committed source of funding the estimated $3.5 trillion to $5 trillion annual costs. Accountability – the agreement …

Interview Paula Park 15 September 2015

Interview with Muhammad Yunus

Pioneering anti-poverty practitioner and Nobel Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus spells out his vision for eradicating poverty.  His message comes as world governments, donors and NGOs meet this month to finalise an agreement on global Sustainable …

Special feature Paula Park 1 September 2015

Give: it’s the law

A socio-economic development target, incorporated in law, does a good job of ‘inculcating a habit of giving back to South African communities where profits are generated’, according to Gail Walters, head of group corporate affairs …

Editorial 1 Paula Park 1 September 2015

Speaking up for philanthropy

In a two-day discussion at the Bosch Foundation in June, people expressed disquiet about the endurance and impact of their work. As I write, for example, both the MacArthur and Charles Stewart Mott Foundations are …

Conference reports Paula Park 25 May 2015

Divest-Invest: Modelling the energy transition with our investments

Foundations’ fossil fuel divestments will neither stop the advancement of traditional energy production, nor ensure that groups’ portfolios are ethical. That’s the view of Haki Abazi, program director for the Western Balkans portion of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s …