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Investing for a just transition

Nick Robins 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

The need to rebuild after the Covid-19 pandemic offers an opportunity for a just transition to a clean economy – an opportunity foundation investors must take Crises can be moments of transformation. The catastrophic failure …

In profile: Philanthropic investing

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Foundations are actively using a greater range of their assets to pursue their underlying aims. These investments span a wide variety of form, purpose and recipient, a sample of which is featured here Foundations going …

The Hewlett way

Charles Keidan 1 September 2020

The philanthropic world is facing mounting challenges. As the impacts of climate change, inequality, global pandemics and authoritarian populism increase, foundations are being called on and, in some cases, called out more than ever. At …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the September 2020 issue of Alliance: The Americas Bezos ex-wife gives $1.7bn to non-profits Hewlett pledges almost $170m to racial justice funding Ford …

Giving for Covid-19 in first half of 2020 amounted to record-breaking $11.9 billion, but there are gaps

Elika Roohi 30 August 2020

$11.9 billion in funding has been given in response to the Coronavirus pandemic this year, according to a new report by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and Candid. Of the record-breaking sum, proportionately very …

‘Frustrated’ Hewlett chief hits out at philanthropy sector ‘virtue signalling’

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 28 August 2020

Alliance exclusive – The CEO of one of the world’s leading foundations and climate funders has condemned ‘virtue signalling’ demands for foundations to divest from fossil fuels, suggested that calls for everyone to spend more …

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 …

Ford Foundation’s plan to issue debt intriguing for its novelty, though not ready to be replicated globally

Alliance magazine 11 August 2020 For Subscribers

The Ford Foundation, together with several other large American foundations, announced recently a plan to issue debt to increase grantmaking – an unusual choice in the foundation world. Some have called the move groundbreaking, saying …

Girl Rising launches storytelling challenge in partnership with HP

Alliance magazine 1 August 2020

Global campaign Girl Rising, in partnership with HP, has launched ‘My Story: The 2020 Storytelling Challenge’ to collect and highlight stories about how people are working towards racial justice, gender justice, access to education, or …