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Impact investment networks partner to protect Amazon rainforest

Alliance magazine 24 September 2022

In Latin America, three impact networks representing thousands of investors have announced a new partnership to mobilise financial resources for a vibrant Amazon rainforest bioeconomy. IMPAQTO, Latimpacto, and the Amazon Investor Coalition have together launched …


Global South Impact Community sends message to G20 leaders

Alliance magazine 18 September 2022

Post Covid-19, global leaders must leverage catalytic capital and build a new growth model inclusive of the Global South. That is the message from the Global South Impact Community – a group convened by the …


Alliance digital event: Climate finance and philanthropy: beyond carbon offsets

Amy McGoldrick 16 September 2022

Institutional philanthropy is in a significant moment of change. It is vitally important to think about the opportunities for foundations for strategies that go beyond carbon emissions. In this event, we partnered with Mercer to …

The end of condescension: the central issues around decolonising philanthropy

Andrew Milner 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Features editor Andrew Milner outlines some of the central issues that need addressing for ‘decolonising philanthropy’ to have real meaning The word ‘decolonisation’ was apparently first coined by German economist Moritz Julius Bonn in the …

Growing decolonisation

Jane Maland Cady 6 September 2022

The McKnight Foundation is using farmer research networks to fundamentally alter the balance of power in agricultural research and practice At 13,000 feet above sea level, Bolivia’s windswept Altiplano region is a notoriously difficult place …

Is decolonising philanthropy making headway?

Allyne Andrade E Silva and Graciela Hopstein 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

The colonial mentality has infected the practice of philanthropy in Brazil, but there are transformative ways to overcome it Philanthropy has traditionally been framed around a colonialist extractive rationale. Coloniality of power is a term …

Beware the pitfalls of playing a blame game

Charles Keidan 6 September 2022

As philanthropists gain greater visibility, a wider philanthropic ecosystem is evolving to develop their practice and represent their interests. No doubt a major driver of this trend is a surge of wealth creation – and …

The reciprocal route to actioning decolonisation

Heather O'Watch and Alejandra López Bravo 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Philanthropy needs to give Indigenous sovereignty a higher priority to achieve a fundamental and long-lasting difference Since 2008, The Circle on Philanthropy (The Circle) has been supporting Indigenous peoples, communities and organisations to transform the …

Mission to Scale: a podcast to help you take the guesswork out of changing more lives

Spring Impact 31 August 2022

‘A ‘must’ if you’re serious about scaling…it’s a great mix of ideas and practical examples.’ (Apple Podcast Review US, 2022) Extreme poverty, climate change, racial injustice. As the world’s problems accelerate, so should our solutions. …

‘Climate’ is not a stand-alone issue: Unpacking climate through five disciplinary lenses

Farahnaz Karim 22 August 2022

Is ESG a distraction from climate action? This was the question recently posed by the New York Times to a panel of experts in a brilliant debate as part of its Climate Forward conference held …