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Asia Philanthropy Congress: a space to explore the future of the region’s giving amid rapid growth

Elika Roohi 29 November 2022

A new space for philanthropy across Asia to gather – the first Asia Philanthropy Congress took place in Tokyo, Japan, on 19 November 2022 bringing together philanthropists, NGO leaders, practitioners, and others interested in what …


Flood relief and beyond: how to build and sustain communities amid a deepening climate crisis

1 Murtaza Hashwani 24 November 2022

Geo-political issues, rise in commodity and energy prices, exacerbating debt problems and finally the devastation of floods – the people in Pakistan have had their share of crises. Lack of infrastructure has left a large …


Family businesses’ personal philanthropy is crucial to rebuilding India

Deval Sanghavi 23 November 2022

Despite progress over the last decade, many vulnerable groups continue to be trapped in the clutches of poverty, hunger, and inequality – and what steps forward were taken over recent years were in many countries …

Allianz Umweltstiftung, Allianz Kulturstiftung merge to become Allianz Foundation

Alliance magazine 17 November 2022

The Allianz Umweltstiftung and the Allianz Kulturstiftung – two German charitable foundations connected to Allianz SE, one of the world’s largest insurers and financial services groups with total assets of €1.14 trillion – have merged …

Nordic Foundations Conference: Kone, Brita Maria Renlunds, and KR Foundations on how ESG can be done

Elika Roohi 15 November 2022

‘The world is changing – and it’s changing fast. It’s no longer an option for us to look down or avert our eyes. We must look up, face the facts and take responsibility, together’: that …

Look Up – Look North: Stepping up on ESG. Igniting the potential

Andrew Milner 15 November 2022

In their annual conference in Copenhagen in November, the Nordic foundations grappled with the notion of ESG and what it means for their donations, their investments and their footprints. The grouping of the three may …

Pearl Initiative gathering in UAE explores collaboration, impact

Alliance magazine 12 November 2022

A gathering of philanthropy representatives in the United Arab Emirates last month explored collaboration and impact across the private and public sectors. Convened by the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, …

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Founding President & CEO to step down

Alliance magazine 9 November 2022

Melissa Berman, who has served as the President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors since its inception 20 years ago, has announced that she will step down in 2023. The RPA Board of Directors is …

What we can learn from crisis response around the world

Alliance magazine 8 November 2022

How is global philanthropy working to respond and build resilience to crises in their regions? The war in Ukraine, economic instability and a sudden increase in the cost of living, the effects of the Covid-19 …

Partnering initatives in Bulgaria: The Lachezar Tsotsorkov Foundation’s experience

1 Joanna Marinova 7 November 2022

How are countries around the world responding to increased calls for greater collaboration? More specifically, how are they implementing The Partnering Initiative’s (TPI) four models of Trusted partner, supporter, connector, and systems leader? The Bulgarian …