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George Soros

Taking a risk to support controversial issues: pushing the boundaries of philanthropy

Strategic Philanthropy 13 September 2011

What do author Carlos Fuentes, statesman George P Schultz, diplomat Kofi Annan, economist Paul Volcker, artist Sting and entrepreneur Russell Simmons all have in common? They have all taken a public stand to end the …

George Soros Takes a Risk

Bradford Smith and Foundation Center 18 October 2010

Philanthropy is innovative, invests in long-term solutions, and take risks, right? Isn’t that what we always say when called on to explain why foundations should be independent, free from excessive regulation, and not told how …

A world view based on the idea of ‘imperfect understanding’

Caroline Hartnell 15 September 2010

Reading an interview with George Soros in the Baltimore Sun of 11 September,  part of a plethora of media coverage linked to Soros’s $100 million donation to Human Rights Watch last week, I was struck by the …

Soros gives massive $100 million donation to Human Rights Watch

Alliance magazine 14 September 2010

Billionaire financier and philanthropist, George Soros is to donate $100 million to Human Rights Watch (HRW) over the next ten years. ‘Human rights is a cause that I am deeply committed to and Human Rights …

Soros pledges money for clean energy and new Climate Policy Initiative

1 Alliance magazine 12 October 2009

Financier and philanthropist George Soros has pledged to invest more than $1 billion (£625 million) in clean energy technology to tackle climate change. Speaking in Copenhagen last weekend, Soros also announced the foundation of the …