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Interview: Stig Arff discusses how carbon capturing technology can be used to reseal a Pandora’s box

Andrew Milner 5 March 2024 For Subscribers

The newly established Carbon Technology Research Foundation (CTRF) aims to finance research into nature-based processes to enhance the capture of atmospheric greenhouse gases – to see if similar processes of carbon capture that over millions …

Hilton Foundation and USAid agree framework for local led development 

Shafi Musaddique 5 March 2024

The United States Agency for International Development, otherwise known as USAid, has signed an agreement with the Hilton Foundation in a government-foundation partnership.  Early childhood development, youth empowerment, disaster response and humanitarian assistance, safe water …

Four blended finance trends that will drive impact

Maya Ziswiler 28 February 2024

The enormous funding gap needed to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals stands at around $3.9 trillion each year. However, there is around $100 trillion of unused private and institutional money seeking returns every year. …

The social impact opportunities of AI in India

Alex Counts 27 February 2024

To paraphrase Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, trends such as financial and technology innovation, the proliferation of social media, and globalization can massively help or harm society’s most vulnerable people. Which scenario becomes reality depends …

CEO of Temasek Foundation explains what sets Singaporean philanthropy apart

Fan Li 27 February 2024

Last December, Alliance’s Tokyo-based East Asia Representative, Fan Li, had a chance to sit down with the CEO of Temasek Foundation, Ng Boon Heong at the Asia Philanthropy Congress 2023. Boon Heong talked about how …

Impact investment in 2024: A world where no one is left behind?

Roberta Borsurgi 23 February 2024

The year 2023 saw a big drop in venture capital flowing into impact start-ups. More resources are needed to address growing and severe social and environmental challenges, says Roberta Bosurgi, CEO of Impact Europe. Here, …

Latin American impact experts: ‘Friends make better investment partners’

Claudia Cahalane 21 February 2024

Human connection and empathy is the way to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), say Latin American social investment experts, ahead of next week’s impact investment event FLII Connect 2024 in Mexico. The 14th convention …

African public health gains traction with launch of several institutions  

Shafi Musaddique 15 January 2024

The African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation is set to formally begin work this January, in what is shaping is up to be a year of new institutions and philanthropic endeavours tackling public health across the continent. …

Born an Optimist

Social Investor Magazine 1 January 2024

In this exclusive interview, comedian Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, makes the case for rooting out corruption and paying his opportunities forward by investing in education. You grew up in apartheid South Africa — a system …

COP28: World’s largest private climate investment vehicle is launched by UAE

Claudia Cahalane 21 December 2023

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched the world’s largest private climate investment vehicle ($30 billion USD) with the aim of drawing in a further $250 billion to slow climate change. The fund, named Alterra, …