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In Korea, a government-philanthropy project to address unemployment

Alliance magazine 29 January 2023

The number of unemployed young adults in South Korea has been increasing. Some 20–30 per cent of the youth population are having difficulty finding jobs. According to government figures, the youth unemployment crisis is caused …


Major CSR initiative encourages female empowerment through business

Alliance magazine 25 January 2023

India’s Godrej & Boyce – flagship company of the Godrej Group – has established almost 200 women-led businesses as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility interventions on community development. Collectively these businesses have earned $53,000 …


Youth opportunities in Mongolia need investment, finds Lorinet Foundation research

Alliance magazine 22 January 2023

One in five youth in Mongolia aged 15-29 are not in education, employment, or training, recent research by the Lorinet Foundation has found. Lorinet, a family foundation with offices in Switzerland, Singapore, and Mongolia, is …

New research sheds light on the critical role of an enabling civic space for economic and social recovery in the Arab Region

Heba Abou Shnief 20 January 2023

Multiple crises and contextual complexities – a protracted refugee crisis, a health crisis, an economic downturn due to the pandemic, and food insecurity triggered by the Russian-Ukraine war – have placed mounting pressures on civil …

Are the Chinese embracing giving circles?

1 Alliance magazine 18 January 2023

Research from the Shanghai United Foundation, released last month, examines the status of giving circles in China and its impact on citizen philanthropy. The report is the first piece of research that seeks to understand …

Bangladesh banking foundation to provide ongoing scholarship support to students

Alliance magazine 12 January 2023

Bangladesh’s UCB Foundation has committed to providing scholarships to students in Bangladesh through a collaboration with Pay It Forward Bangladesh. Eligible students will get Tk4,000 ($40) a month under the scholarship. The UCB Foundation and …

Saudi’s Awqaf, Council of NGOs launches five investment funds worth $50m

Alliance magazine 11 January 2023

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Awqaf has signed an agreement with the Council of Non-governmental Organizations to launch five investment endowment funds worth SR186 million ($49.4 million) during the first quarter of 2023, according to …

Seven years of CSR in India – disruptive yet evolutionary

Srikrishna Sridhar Murthy 28 November 2022

The CSR law in India has seen not only an increase in corporate giving but development in the strategic deployment of that giving It has been seven years since a corporate social responsibility (CSR) law …

Korean foundation supports refugees with entrepreneurship programme

Alliance magazine 23 October 2022

Korea’s Asia Foundation has launched a programme to support refugees fleeing North Korea and resettling in South Korea. Personal Initiative Training, the name of the programme, was developed in Germany during reunification to close the …

Research: Impact investing in Japan 17 times larger than during pandemic

Alliance magazine 22 October 2022

According to the latest annual report by GSG-NAB Japan, Japan’s impact investing market is growing. The total amount of investment in impact investing has grown by 1,700 per cent – from $475 million (71.8 billion …