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Global impact investing platform Bamboo Capital Partners forms Latin American Board of Directors

Alliance magazine 21 June 2020

Impact investing platform Bamboo Capital Partners has formed a new Latin America Board of Directors. The Board will support Bamboo’s Latin America hub in the areas of corporate governance, strategy, and fund management. Members of …


What is the donor’s true motivation?

Maíra P. Lacerda Krenak and Inimá P. Lacerda Krenak 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

A Brazil-based fund is pursuing an approach to funding Indigenous Peoples which is more attuned to their worldview ‘In Brazil… we still rely on foreign help, much like a charity case, which is subordinating and …


Philanthropy, yes, but philanthropy for racial equity…?

Selma Moreira and Fernanda Lopes 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Despite a large Black population, Brazil has struggled to mount an effective response to racial inequality The relationship between philanthropy and the black population is long-standing, the best expression of it being the Black Sisterhoods. …

Why philanthropy must back democracy education and social movements in Latin America

Eduardo Manuel Val 19 May 2020 For Subscribers

What has become of the major advances in the establishment of social and human rights across Latin America? These advances were fuelled by the active participation of popular social movements and philanthropy, yet now so …

The dilemma for a donor: Finance health care or finance the economy

Marcos Kisil 17 April 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is presenting countries with major political, scientific, social, economic and public health challenges. Pandemic preparedness and reducing risk of global spread are key concerns; however, the current situation, in which strategies are …

Local socio-environmental funds: Exporting social technology to preserve life

1 Maria Amalia Souza and Attilio Zolin 16 April 2020

The CASA Socio-Environmental Fund was created to fund projects in the large South American regional biomes in an integrated way. After all, forests and rivers do not respect imaginary lines separating nations – yet their …

IDIS leads creation of emergency fund to strengthen public health system in Brazil during COVID-19 crisis

Alliance magazine 4 April 2020

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic worsening in Brazil, Instituto for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS) has led the creation of an ‘easy, fast and trustable’ way for Brazilian philanthropists to donate funds to projects …

COVID-19: Dispatch from Brazil

Marcos Kisil 22 March 2020

While I am writing, Brazil’s Health Ministry reports that there are 621 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country spread across 17 states. Unsurprisingly, the states with Brazil´s two biggest cities are home to the …

Feminism as a priority area in migration

Angélica Gómez 9 March 2020

Angélica Gómez is part of Fondo Semillas, a nonprofit organisation focused on improving women’s lives in Mexico and a sponsor of the Gender, Youth, and Children on the Move conference in Tijuana. Her reflection is …

Resistance, care and learning

Gilda Álvarez 6 March 2020

‘Insist, persist, resist, and never desist…’ I found this phrase on a sign on a wall one day as I walked down the street, and the only thing I thought was: ‘Now, what is going …