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Monte de Piedad’s Alejandra Angarita Chahín discussed Mexico’s social purpose pawnbroker

Andrew Milner 4 June 2024

The idea of a social purpose pawnbroker might seem odd, but it has a long history in Mexico’s Nacional Monte de Piedad. Social Investment director Alejandra Angarita Chahín explains to Andrew Milner how it works. …


CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation explains its unique model of education philanthropy

Charles Keidan 29 May 2024

Sonia Ben Jaafar is CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation, one of the largest privately funded philanthropic education initiatives in the Arab world. Prior to that, she was the Managing Director of EduEval, a …


The Chairman of The Nippon Foundation discusses his legacy and the future of the organisation

Charlotte Kilpatrick 9 April 2024 For Subscribers

In December Alliance digital editor, Charlotte Kilpatrick, had a chance to catch up with the chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa. In the interview, Sasakawa shares highlights some of the foundation’s successes and sets …

Interview: Stig Arff discusses how carbon capturing technology can be used to reseal a Pandora’s box

Andrew Milner 5 March 2024 For Subscribers

The newly established Carbon Technology Research Foundation (CTRF) aims to finance research into nature-based processes to enhance the capture of atmospheric greenhouse gases – to see if similar processes of carbon capture that over millions …

CEO of Temasek Foundation explains what sets Singaporean philanthropy apart

Fan Li 27 February 2024

Last December, Alliance’s Tokyo-based East Asia Representative, Fan Li, had a chance to sit down with the CEO of Temasek Foundation, Ng Boon Heong at the Asia Philanthropy Congress 2023. Boon Heong talked about how …

Impact investment in 2024: A world where no one is left behind?

Roberta Borsurgi 23 February 2024

The year 2023 saw a big drop in venture capital flowing into impact start-ups. More resources are needed to address growing and severe social and environmental challenges, says Roberta Bosurgi, CEO of Impact Europe. Here, …

Chernor Bah on what ‘shifting the power’ means in Sierra Leone

Charlotte Kilpatrick 25 January 2024

Although he was unable to attend the Shift the Power conference in Bogota in December, Sierra Leonian Minister, Chernor Bah, made the time to speak with Alliance to discuss how to make the movement more …

How philanthropy can transform global shipping into a net-zero industry

Charlotte Kilpatrick 23 January 2024

A not-so-commonly known fact is that the global shipping industry carries a heavy carbon footprint. The sector is responsible for three percent of all greenhouse gas emissions and over 60,000 deaths each year. In July …

Avila Kilmurray discusses how philanthropy can broker peace

Charlotte Kilpatrick 9 January 2024

Avila Kilmurray is the migration and peace building executive at the Social Change Initiative. Her work in peace building stretches back to 1975 when she was active in the community center and philanthropy in Northern …

Anne Berner discusses role of the third sector in Nordic society

Andrew Milner 19 December 2023

A former minister in the government of Finland, a long career in business and chair of the board of the New Children’s Hospital Foundation in Helsinki, Anne Berner’s experience has a striking breadth. She is …