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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 …

World Humanitarian Day: Celebrating sustainable humanitarian action

Safia Alattas 19 August 2020

On this day in 2009, the United Nations General Assembly formalised the first World Humanitarian day. The day was designated in memory of Sergio Vieira de Mello, a UN humanitarian who died, along with 22 …

Alwaleed Philanthropies announces beneficiaries of housing and car grants programme

Alliance magazine 5 August 2020

Saudi funder Alwaleed Philanthropies has announced the beneficiaries of its ‘Housing and Car Grants’ programme, which aims to provide housing and transportation to low-income Saudi citizens. The ‘Housing and Cars Grants’ programme has been running …

Equipping young people with the skills of the past for the work of the future

Abeer Al Fouti 15 July 2020

Today the world marks an International Youth Skills Day like no other – 2020 not only heralded the beginning of a new decade but the beginnings of a new, unforeseeable world; one that will be …

Interview: Badr Jafar, Cambridge Centre for Strategic Philanthropy

1 Elika Roohi 7 July 2020

Last year, the fastest-growing economies were all in emerging markets. This current wave of globalisation, which is pushing economic power both southward and eastward, will have a profound effect on philanthropy, and we should consider …

Alliance magazine, Centre for Strategic Philanthropy to host upcoming webinar on global practice of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 30 June 2020

The University of Cambridge Judge Business School Centre for Strategic Philanthropy will join Alliance magazine on Wednesday, 1 July at 16:00 CET for a webinar looking at understanding and improving the global practice of philanthropy. …

Alwaleed Philanthropies, Saudi government launch ‘Maharat’ app for childhood development

Alliance magazine 27 June 2020

Saudi funder Alwaleed Philanthropies, together with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, are launching a platform to assess childhood development and cognitive skilled. Called ‘Maharat’, the application provides professional services such as early …

Benban solar park in Egypt receives $4 billion in funding

Alliance magazine 25 June 2020

Egypt’s Benban park, a 37 square kilometre solar park in Aswan desert with over seven million photovoltaic panels, has received $4 billion in funding from thirty international infrastructure developers. Among the investors is infrastructure fund …

Saudi funder Alwaleed Philanthropies pledges $30 million to fight pandemic

Alliance magazine 3 May 2020

Alwaleed Philanthropies has announced $30 million to the battle against COVID-19. Of the pledge, $20.6 million is new funding and $9.4 million is existing support that has been reallocated. The funding, which has been pledged …

From Generosity to Justice: A new gospel of wealth

Tobias Jung 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Tobias Jung, director of the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good, University of St Andrews Published on the centenary of Andrew Carnegie’s death, Walker’s book proposes ‘A new gospel of …