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$10m social impact fund to support communities in Hong Kong

Alliance magazine 28 July 2021

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Foundation has announced a $10 million pledge to a social impact scheme that will support short-to-medium term local community projects focusing on financial literacy, diversity and inclusion, poverty relief, …


Business of Philanthropy: The Tony Elumelu Foundation founder Tony O. Elumelu

Alliance magazine 18 July 2021

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with Tony O. Elumelu, C.O.N. leading investor …


MAPLE on Indigenous-led climate work in Chile

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 29 June 2021

In Chile, the micro-development organisation MAPLE has been working for almost a decade with Mapuche communities to create a sustainable and community-powered finance tool that fits the tradition values and culture of the Indigenous population …

Public-private partnerships for social good proliferate across Asia

Alliance magazine 28 June 2021

A new report on public-private partnerships in Asia by the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society highlights a growing regional trend of companies stepping up to tackle social problems. According to the report, around 80 …

IKEA, Rockefeller Foundations pledge $1 billion to fund renewable energy in developing nations

Alliance magazine 26 June 2021

The IKEA Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation announced this week that the two funders would be joining forces to set up a $1 billion fund supporting renewable energy programmes in developing nations. The joint fund will …

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: an MDB looking to do more

Alan Rousso 24 June 2021

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), founded in 1991 with headquarters in London, is the only Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) based in the U.K. Our mandate makes us a little different from other …

AFE Colombia appoints Aura Lucia Lloreda as Executive Director

Alliance magazine 22 June 2021

The Asociación de Fundaciones Familiares y Empresariales, or Association of Family and Corporate Foundations in Colombia, has appointed Aura Lucia Lloreda as its new Executive Director. Lloreda replaces Sandra Alzate, who served in the role …

First regional meeting explores social entrepreneurship, investment in Eastern Europe and Russia

Alliance magazine 18 June 2021

Collaborate for Impact – an EU-funded project that encourages social entrepreneurs, social investors, and government representatives to work together – has launched its first regional event in Eastern Europe. Coordinated by the European Venture Philanthropy …

The nature of capital and other threats to impact

1 Farahnaz Karim 2 June 2021

Human nature and its constructs Capitalism is arguably our triumphant ideology, a foundational construct that orders our lives and societies. It fuels an entire system where private profit (and ego) stimulates creativity, innovation, complex systems, …

Alwaleed Philanthropies launches programme to support Saudi female artists

Alliance magazine 15 May 2021

Saudi Arabia’s Alwaleed Philanthropies has launched a new programme that will support female artists. The programme, Mizwada, is a partnership between the funder and Teeb, a multi-disciplinary Saudi design and production company. Mizwada is a …