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Food for thought in the midst of Brazilian social unrest

Elaine Smith and Instituto Geracao 23 July 2013

When you arrive back home after five weeks of travelling, all you want is to unpack and snuggle in your bed. After spending three weeks in a HBS program in Boston and later spending two …

Emerging Societies – Emerging Philanthropies International Forum: a life-changing experience

1 Kingsley Mucheke 12 July 2013

Marcus Garvey once said, ‘The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.’ The …

INAISE conference holds out prospect of socially inclusive banking order

Malcolm Hayday 5 July 2013

In recent years Mexico has earned a certain financial notoriety, whether from the Compartamos IPO or the alleged money-laundering activities of HSBC and others. The World Bank considers Mexico to be an ‘advanced middle income …

Enter the undeserving rich and what this might mean for philanthropy – a thought for 2012

2 Caroline Hartnell 23 December 2011

It’s that time of year when every blogger and column writer offers predictions for the coming year or a wish list or perhaps new year’s resolutions. I’ll pass on the new year’s resolutions and am …

Step up, foundations: alternative thinking on social and economic policy badly needed

Caroline Hartnell 14 February 2011

In a recent article in the New York Times called ‘To Beat Back Poverty, Pay the Poor’, Tina Rosenberg describes what sounds like a resounding success story: ‘Parts of Brazil look like southern California. Parts …