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KBF launches coalition to bolster independent news in Europe

Alliance magazine 2 December 2021

The King Baudouin Foundation has helped launch a coalition of European media groups, investors, and philanthropic institutions that will provide capital and expertise to news media companies operating in countries where media plurality is at …


Peer Dialogue: Food security, climate change and pandemia

Ruth Richardson, Zulfiquar Haider and Vijay Thallam 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Climate change and the pandemic have brought deficiencies in food systems into stark focus. ‘Natural farming’ offers one possibility for much-needed change. Guest editor Ruth Richardson talks with Vijay Thallam of the Andhra Pradesh Community-managed …


Gathering evidence is a broad endeavour

Jane Maland Cady 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Scientific research is not the only form of inquiry that is valid in assessing the virtues of agricultural practice In 2006, Bettina Haussmann was researching pearl millet breeding in Niger. With a PhD from Hohenheim University …

Building on Indigenous knowledge

Lourdes Inga and Phrang Roy 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Learning from the knowledge of Indigenous Peoples is vital for the transformation of global food systems In transforming the future of food, funders need to support food sovereignty, agrobiodiversity, and Indigenous Peoples’ food systems that move away …

Interview: Jeff Bradach, co-founder of The Bridgespan Group

Charles Keidan 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Jeff Bradach is co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, arguably among the world’s most influential non-profit and philanthropic advisory firms. Best known today for advising leading philanthropists, including Mackenzie Scott, on donating billions of philanthropic dollars, Bridgespan itself is branching out with over 300 members of staff and …

Calls for global approaches grow louder, but how can we unlock them?

Zibran Choudhury 26 November 2021

During EVPA Impact Month, the impact community came together to learn, share and connect with other players across the globe to maximise their social impact. Alliance magazine attended a discussion examining how four philanthropy networks …

Alliance webinar: The future of philanthropy in Asia

Annmarie McQueen 16 November 2021

Change is inevitable, but what forms will it take? Asian philanthropists pivoted almost immediately to tackle the first wave of the pandemic, reflecting the flexible, innovative and catalytic nature of philanthropy. As funders rise to …

Food system needs catalytic capital to reach Paris Agreement Goals

Jake Safane 9 November 2021 For Subscribers

The global food system accounts for around one-third of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations. From deforestation to cultivation to transportation, the many aspects of the …

The impact ecosystem is at a turning point

Roberta Bosurgi 5 November 2021

In the early days of EVPA’s existence at the beginning of the 21st century, venture philanthropy was a term known only among a handful of pioneering private equity investors who shared a vision of shaping …

Alliance event: 25 years in philanthropy

Elika Roohi 21 September 2021

To celebrate the special milestone of 25 years and 100 issues of Alliance magazine being at the heart of global philanthropy, Alliance hosted an event at the Aga Khan Centre in London last week with …