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Will Brazilian philanthropy leapfrog the ‘grantmaking phase’ and move directly to an impact investing model?

Jessica Sklair 4 December 2018

In conversation with a foundation director after a recent event on the philanthropy circuit in São Paulo, I mentioned the Brazilian philanthropy sector’s enthusiasm for the rising global trend in impact investing. The foundation director …


Reflections from impact investing in Asia: a diverse and dynamic market

Philo Alto 26 November 2018

This month, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), Asia Value Advisors, and BNP Paribas Hong Kong, co-hosted the event, ‘Impact Investing in Asia: A Diverse and Dynamic Market’ at the BNP Paribas Hong Kong’s offices. The forum …


Impact investing: A foundation’s journey from a little to a lot

Richard Woo 11 November 2018

The Russell Family Foundation (TRFF) practices impact investing as a long game built on experiential learning, resilient risk-taking and the primacy of relationships. Contrary to the playbook of traditional investing, where the dominant values are …

New Philanthropy Capital announce Vaughan Lindsay as new chair

Alliance magazine 28 October 2018

New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), has announced Vaughan Lindsay as their new chair of trustees, replacing Richard Atterbury who steps down following four years as chair. Vaughan comes to NPC from Leapfrog Investments, an impact investor, investing …

The impact space in New Zealand

David Woods 16 October 2018

In the last few weeks, at least three events have helped to move forward the awareness of how impact investment is developing as a sector in New Zealand – the RIAA New Zealand conference and …

Small initiatives can create huge impact

Jasper Snoek 14 October 2018

What would you do without your smartphone these days? We depend on it for so many activities. But not everyone is aware of how their smartphone is produced. Our phones hold a complex story of …

The future of impact investing: a view from Asia

Andrew Milner 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Within philanthropy circles, people are beginning to look beyond grants to the creation of a package of what might be called social finance, which will not only be bigger but will involve the kind of …

Saudi Arabia’s answer to 21st century philanthropy

Shaima Hamidaddin 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

If there are to be solutions to the problems we face, the Misk Foundation believes they will come from working in collaboration and empowering young people Generosity has been a trait exhibited among the poor …

World’s first Development Impact Bond to improve quality education in India surpasses targets

Alliance magazine 12 August 2018

The world’s first Development Impact Bond (DIB) to support the enrolment out-of-school girls and improve quality education in remote, rural and marginalised communities in India exceeded ambitious targets. The DIB achieved 116 per cent of …

Godfrey Mwindaare announced as second partner for Aavishkaar Africa Fund

Alliance magazine 31 July 2018

Aavishkaar Intellecap Group, has announced the appointment of Godfrey Mwindaare as the second partner for the Aavishkaar Africa Fund (AAF) which is a $150 million venture capital fund that would make high impact investments across …