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Rhodri Davies

Opinion Rhodri Davies 17 September 2020

The ethics of platform philanthropy

In a recent interview for the new Centre on Strategic Philanthropy at Cambridge Judge Business School, Bill Gates identified the growth and democratisation of giving through online platforms as one of the key trends that …

Opinion Rhodri Davies 10 June 2020

The history of philanthropy & social movements for diversity, equity and inclusion

In recent weeks, the tragic killing of George Floyd and the subsequent wave of protest around the globe has brought the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement back to the forefront of public and political attention. …

Opinion Rhodri Davies 7 March 2020

Bezos’ $10bn donation should not pitch philanthropy and taxation against each other – that would be a zero-sum game

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ recent major foray into philanthropy came with the announcement that he is going to commit $10 billion to combat the global climate crisis. The world’s richest man has previously been criticised …

Special feature Rhodri Davies 29 May 2018

Riding the tiger of technological change

Philanthropy support organizations have a vital role in ensuring that disruptive technology leads to change for the better Technology is opening up new opportunities to empower marginalized and disenfranchised communities around the world, and new …

Analysis Rhodri Davies and Fran Yeoman 9 January 2018

Philanthropy should fund the media for its own sake

Many are starting to ask whether general support for journalism as an end in itself should constitute a valid focus of philanthropy; given the recently renewed acceptance of the idea that news gathering and reporting …