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Europe needs to get real about its coal problem

Antha Williams and Caio Koch-Weser 15 February 2019

Mention the words coal and climate change, and the first thing that comes to mind might be China’s coal-fired industrialisation, pollution hanging in the air over New Delhi, or perhaps President Trump’s quixotic campaign to …


Prince Charles announces $100 million fund for empowering women in South Asia

Alliance magazine 14 February 2019

The Prince of Wales announced the launch of a $100m Outcomes Fund for women and girls across South Asia and its ambition to raise this fund over the next five years. The fund will support …


New study maps environmental funding by European Foundations

Alliance magazine 13 February 2019

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) launched the fourth edition of its mapping of environmental funding, a study into the state of European philanthropic funding for environmental issues.  The fourth edition covers 87 foundations and 4,093 …

Helping the farmers to stay

Rachel McKee 13 February 2019

What do 5,000 young protesters taking to the streets in Geneva and some Bangladeshi farmers have in common? The answer, according to a group of speakers who met in Nations, Geneva on 21 January 2019 …

UNIGE creates a Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy

Alliance magazine 10 February 2019

The University of Geneva (UNIGE), in partnership with the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, created a new Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy to explore the influences of behavioural finance, economics, psychology and neuroscience on this ’emerging discipline’. Assistant Professor …

Oak Foundation pilots programme to tackle homelessness in UK

Alliance magazine 8 February 2019

An estimated 320,000 people in Britain are homeless, which has increased 4 per cent over the last year. To combat the reality of this statistic, Oak Foundation has just announced a pilot programme that will …

Cambridge University receives £100 million gift from David and Claudia Harding Foundation

Alliance magazine 6 February 2019

Cambridge University announced an unprecedented £100 million donation from the David and Claudia Harding Foundation – the biggest single gift made to a university in the UK by a British philanthropist. Prof Stephen J Toope, …

Vladimir Potanin Foundation to launch Centre for Philanthropy Development

Alliance magazine 6 February 2019

The Vladimir Potanin Foundation will launch a new Center for Philanthropy Development aimed at reviewing the philosophy of philanthropy both in Russia and beyond. It is designed to help Russian philanthropy integrate into a global …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #RoyalPhilanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 5 February 2019

Delegates and panellists stoically shuffled in from the bitter cold and snowy street-slush into The Loft at The Club at the Ivy, to take part in an informative and insightful Breakfast Club on Royal Philanthropy. …

Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief team up in £2.4 million Tech for Good programme

Alliance magazine 4 February 2019

Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief have announced a renewed three-year partnership, with £2.4 million in total funding for the Tech for Good programme. Running in 2017 and 2018, Tech for Good supports non-profit organisations …