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New Foundation Center initiative to keep track of Giving Pledge and its effects

Alliance magazine 10 August 2012

The Foundation Center is to keep an ‘Eye on the Giving Pledge’, launched by Warren Buffett and the Gateses. The new move, described by the Foundation Center as a ‘resource’, is part of the Center’s …

Buffett meets Rothschild: clash of giving cultures?

Michael Alberg-Seberich 16 April 2012

The scene is one to remember in the world of philanthropy: Warren Buffett and Ariane de Rothschild meet for an interview about philanthropy. German filmmakers Gisela Baur and Ralph Gladitz document this meeting of two …

Ultra-rich Americans sign up to Gates-Buffett pledge

Alliance magazine 9 August 2010

Six weeks after Bill Gates and Warren Buffett launched their campaign to persuade US billionaires to donate at least half of their fortunes to charity, 40 have already agreed to do so. The two have …

1 per cent is not enough

NPC 22 July 2010

Last month in the United States, Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates launched their ‘giving pledge’ calling on every US billionaire, and essentially every billionaire around the globe, to pledge to give 50 per …

Warren Buffett wants to pay more taxes

Caroline Hartnell 29 October 2009

Warren Buffett is my kind of billionaire. He first hit the philanthropy headlines in June 2006 when he announced that he was giving $31 billion to the Gates Foundation. In a world brimming with can-do …