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Foundations, invest in impact

Sridhar Prasad and Ben Morley 24 October 2020

Over the past decade, it has become impossible to ignore the conversation around impact investing as a tool for social good. Yet, even as impact investing has gone from niche to mainstream, a recent survey …

Interview: Steven Serneels, chair of EVPA

1 Andrew Milner 20 October 2020

There’s investing for impact and investing with impact. On the heels of the recently concluded EVPA annual conference, new chair Steven Serneels explains the distinction to Alliance and also outlines the Association’s convening role in …

Foundation investments: Important to challenge popular beliefs

1 Rien van Gendt 7 October 2020

Recently Alliance magazine published a special issue that provides an inside perspective in the world of philanthropic investments, and I participated in a webinar organised by Alliance, that dealt with issues of transparency regarding the investment …

Intentional investing

Kate Rogers 6 October 2020

When it comes to effecting positive change, what would be the impact if foundations had the same expectations for their endowments as they did for their grantmaking? As climate and health crises close in, more …

New report: Untapped potential of impact investing

Alliance magazine 4 October 2020

Though almost 90 per cent of foundations are interested in impact investing, according to a recent Foundation Source survey, few foundations actually use impact investing tools, and even fewer use the full range of options. …

Alliance webinar: Should philanthropy be more open about its investments?

Amy McGoldrick 29 September 2020

As part of Alliance’s 13-week focus on foundation investments (take a look at our new issue on the topic if you haven’t had the chance), last week we hosted a webinar on investment transparency, kindly …

Three investing myths that undermine foundations’ impact

Melody Jensen 28 September 2020

In this time of global crisis, foundations must lead with all of their capital. Foundation assets globally exceed $1.5 trillion. If foundations deployed their endowments into impact investments, they would accelerate solutions to COVID-19 and …

Which session at the 2020 EVPA Conference would you most like to read about?

2 Alliance magazine 15 September 2020

As we approach the 2020 EVPA Annual Conference next week, we hope to be able to share the topics and themes from the conference with those who are unable to attend — and hear comments …

Philanthropy confidential – September 2020

Regi 1 September 2020

All your confidential philanthropic queries answered Philanthropy confidential is your space to safely and anonymously get advice on ethical dilemmas in the sector. Tell Regi, our secret philanthropy correspondent with impeccable standing in the global …

‘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 …