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Six business principles applicable to philanthropy

Leena Dandekar 20 October 2019

For most new philanthropists, making the transition from the corporate world to philanthropy can be intimidating. At first, it seems like they are opposing worlds with starkly contrasting objectives: one is motivated by profits while …

Staff resignation at Gates Foundation over Modi award

Alliance magazine 30 September 2019

Sabah Hamid who worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in India resigned from her position after the organisation honoured Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, with a Global Goal award for his flagship sanitation …

Gates Cambridge scholars urge Gates Foundation to revoke Global Goal award for Modi

Alliance magazine 24 September 2019

Gates Cambridge Scholars have issued an open plea for the withdrawal of the Global Goals Award from Indian Prime minister, Narendra Modi. The award is being given by the Gates Foundation in recognition of its …

South Asian Americans in philanthropy urge Gates Foundation to rescind award for Modi

Alliance magazine 12 September 2019

South Asian Americans in philanthropy have called on the Gates Foundation to withdraw their award for MP Narendra Modi, arguing that the decision to honour him amid heightened levels of violence, exclusion, and discrimination faced …