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Interview: Annie Chen, RS Group, Hong Kong

Andrew Milner 11 September 2018 For Subscribers

At the forefront of the fast-developing social investment sector in Asia are organisations like RS Group. Neither a typical investment house, nor a typical philanthropic institution, yet it makes both grants and investments. At the …


Interview: Ise Bosch and Justus Eisfeld

Charles Keidan 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

As a philanthropist, Ise Bosch goes her own way. A scion of a well-known German philanthropic family, she nevertheless chooses the issues she funds and the way she funds them. The recent award of the …


Interview: HE Dr Sheikha Aisha Al-Thani

Charles Keidan 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

HE Dr Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani is the chair and founder of Al Faleh Group which provides educational services in Qatar, through three centres, including Doha Academy. She is also a founding …

Interview: Naina Batra, Chief Executive of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

Andrew Milner 10 July 2018

The ‘big tent’ is becoming even bigger. This year’s AVPN conference in Singapore hosted over a thousand participants. With such a catchment and as one of the few pieces of pan-Asian philanthropic infrastructure it is …

Interview: Sir Ian Wood

Charles Keidan 29 May 2018

Spotting the main chance Scottish philanthropist Sir Ian Wood created a successful business in the oil and gas industry before setting up The Wood Foundation in 2007. As he explains to Alliance editor Charles Keidan, …

Interview: Olivia Leland

Charles Keidan 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Olivia Leland has been at the forefront of two of the most notable global philanthropic initiatives, first at the Giving Pledge and now as founder and CEO of Co-Impact. Between them, they have prompted wealthy …

Interview: Joseph Ogutu on Africa’s newest philanthropy network

1 Charles Keidan 22 May 2018

The development of a pan-African venture philanthropy organisation – to be called the African Venture Philanthropy Association – have reached an advanced stage. Who is involved? What will it do? What are the specific challenges …

Interview: Philippa Charles, Garfield Weston Foundation

Charles Keidan 27 March 2018

‘A very unusual foundation,’ is how Guy Weston, chair of the UK’s Garfield Weston Foundation (GWF), describes his grandfather’s creation which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Few would disagree. Not only is the foundation’s structure …

Interview: Antonis Schwarz of the Guerrilla Foundation

Charles Keidan 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

What happens when a young man inherits a fortune but then uses his inheritance to challenge the systems which created it in the first place? We may be about to find out. The sale of …

Interview: Omar Al-Qattan

Charles Keidan 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

Omar Al-Qattan started his professional life as a filmmaker and is now a businessman and philanthropist. Born in Beirut of Palestinian parents, he moved to the UK in 1975 and now chairs the A M …