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Shloka Nath on climate, collaboration, and COVID-19

Andrew Milner 15 September 2020 For Subscribers

One of the panellists as AVPN 2020 was Shloka Nath, Executive Director of the recently-formed India Climate Collaborative (ICC). As one of the conference themes was collaboration, she talks to Alliance about how ICC puts …


Jack Heath appointed new CEO of Philanthropy Australia

Alliance magazine 8 September 2020

Philanthropy Australia has announced Jack Heath as its new CEO, commencing January 2021. Health joins PA after serving for eight years as CEO of SANE Australia, a leading national mental health charity. He succeeds current …


Harnessing the philanthropy and finance sectors for social good

Qing Gu 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Limited assets among Chinese foundations restricts their ability to bring about change – but it may also act as a catalyst for other resources When the Narada Foundation announced plans to contribute 50 million RMB …

Welcome to our sector’s biggest virtual conference

Andrew Milner 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Alliance goes behind the screens at the AVPN annual event and discovers an extraordinary team effort ‘We must have been crazy’ – that was the verdict of AVPN’s Naina Subberwal Batra on the decision to …

Moving at the speed of trust

Judy Foster and Natasha Scully 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Helping communities overcome layers of disadvantage requires investments of trust as well as money The multiple ingrained challenges that disadvantaged communities face can only be addressed by authentically trusting, empowering and engaging the community to …

The case for investing with a gender lens

Andrew Milner 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Gender lens investing – the deployment of all forms of capital from philanthropic to public – to further the cause of women’s empowerment and the pursuit of their rights is not just good for women, …

Clara Wu and Joe Tsai commit $50 million to racial justice work

Alliance magazine 26 August 2020

Alibaba Co-Founder Joe Tsai and wife Clara Wu have committed $50 million in support of efforts to advance social justice and equality. The Taiwanese-Canadian billionaires announced in a Social Justice Commitment Statement that their funds …

As deadly heatwaves sweep the world, philanthropy can create a cool future

Harriet Lamb 24 August 2020

This summer has brought ferocious heatwaves from India to Siberia and the U.S. Lethal temperatures are no surprise – heatwaves are now more common, more intense and longer-lasting, with 2020 likely to be the hottest year …

Successful NGO-corporates collaboration for a brighter future

Shridhar Venkat 23 August 2020

Over the years, the face of corporate philanthropy in India has experienced a significant change. An activity that was once restricted to a ‘donor-recipient mindset’ has now evolved into a function involving the active participation …

Hong Kong’s Community Resilience Fund: An example of flexibility of social investment for COVID-19

1 Philo Alto 21 August 2020

Since the start of the year, the evolving global pandemic situation has continued to batter economies, organisations, and local communities alike. In response, governments and policymakers have unleashed unprecedented financial and policy support measures to …