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Mobilising social finance for climate action in Asia

David Venn 17 June 2018

Asia is particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change. A confluence of man-made factors ranging from industrial agriculture practices to widespread deforestation to a reliance on conventional energy sources present serious threats to the …

Never underestimate the power of muppets

Andrew Milner 12 June 2018

‘Don’t you look nice! Did you get any breakfast this morning?’ The answer was yes and we chorused it with a will. Our enthusiasm might seem surprising but the thing is, our interlocutor was a …

The state of Asian philanthropy

Mark Sidel 15 May 2018

Despite the title of this article, can there be said to be a ‘state’ of Asian philanthropy? One of the sector’s most obvious traits is its diversity but some trends and issues seem discernibly common. …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #DiasporaPhilanthropy

Emily Hurley 1 May 2018

Alliance‘s quarterly breakfast panel, hosted for the first time at London’s Mosaic Rooms, included a lively and diverse panel to discuss the magazine’s March 2018 issue, which focuses on diaspora philanthropy and its global role. …

Trust, risk and power dynamics in India’s philanthropy

Birger Stamperdahl 30 April 2018

The non-profit sector in India is perhaps unlike that of any other country. By many accounts, the sector is massive, made up of hundreds of thousands of registered groups ranging from neighbourhood associations to well-organized …

Official attitudes to philanthropy in China are thawing, says new report

Alliance magazine 18 April 2018

Despite changes in the legal status of, and official attitudes to philanthropy in China, the situation remains a complex one, says a new report from the International Center for Not-for-profit Law. The China Philanthropy Law …

Mastercard contributes $100 million to Inclusive Growth Fund

Alliance magazine 14 April 2018

Mastercard has announced an initial $100 million contribution to the Center for Inclusive Growth Fund, part of a $500 million commitment by the global payments and technology company in support of initiatives focused on long-term economic …

Puja Marwaha accepts the 5th Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize at WINGS Funders Meeting

Alliance magazine 3 April 2018

Puja Marwaha of CRY (Child Rights and You) was announced as the 5th winner of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize at the WINGS International Meeting for Funders in Barcelona, 26–27 March. Also nominated for the …

Philanthropy in China – a land of contrasts

1 Susanne Dahl 31 March 2018

China is a land of contrasts. There are more dollar billionaires here than in the US, but at the same time serious challenges to be faced when it comes to lifting up to 40 million …

A critical moment for philanthropy in India

Pradeep Patra 28 March 2018

‘It’s an interesting time for philanthropy in India. While there is a significant increase in the total volume of giving, on the other hand we are still grappling with finding the right models to create …