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Why you should get on board with trusteeship

Clare Yeowart 7 March 2012

If you were asked to name the top three ways of supporting charities, what would spring to mind? A few years ago, my answer would probably have been: 1) giving money; 2) volunteering; and 3) …

CSR vs philanthropy in India

Cristiana Peruzzo 2 March 2012

2012 is set to bring major changes to corporate philanthropy in India. After more than five decades, the Companies Act is being updated to bring not only much-needed reforms in the area of governance, transparency …

Who should make the social investment of financial education for the population in emerging countries?

Elaine Smith and Instituto Geracao 14 February 2012

What is the healthy balance between giving poor communities access to services and goods and teaching them not to consume more that they can afford? Who is paying attention to the debt level of the …

Eyes on the prize? Should be we awarding grants or trophies?

1 Kristin Majeska and Philanthropic Intelligence 3 November 2011

It’s prime season for awarding prizes in Spain’s philanthropic world. Last month Spain’s Prince Felipe awarded the Premios Principe de Asturias to artists, athletes and scientists, and to Ashoka’s founder, Bill Drayton, in the area …

Corporate Social Responsibility: a business mega-trend

Elaine Smith and Instituto Geracao 28 October 2011

The 7th Edition of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting for the Economy and Society ( took place on 13-15 October 2011 in Deauville, France. One of the sessions in the main auditorium captured my attention …