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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 …

Business of Philanthropy: Sir Ronald Cohen

Alliance magazine 19 September 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 Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman of the …

Gates, Soros team up on access to medical technology

4 Elika Roohi 10 September 2021

Despite sharp differences in their approach to global health, Bill Gates and George Soros’s respective foundations have teamed up to support medical technology through an initiative by the Soros Economic Development Fund and the Bill …

Looking back, looking ahead: Impact investing at a crossroads

Amit Bouri 8 September 2021

In the earliest days of a formal impact investing industry, the concept itself was radical. I vividly recall sitting in an office with my mentor and former boss, shortly before the Global Impact Investing Network …

Here’s how philanthropy can change: editorial team shares recommendations in Alliance’s 100th issue

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021

Global philanthropy should increase diversity on every level and facilitate wider ownership of the philanthropy debate, increase levels of participation and trust-based philanthropy, urgently commit more resources to tackle climate change, and fulfil its unique …

Bending the arc of philanthropy towards justice

Maria Chertok, Caroline Hartnell, Charles Keidan, Elika Roohi and Ingrid Srinath 31 August 2021

Philanthropy has changed a lot, but you don’t see how your own child grows Our field has undergone profound shifts in the last 25 years amounting to a quiet revolution. Put crudely, international philanthropy a …

Experience is a profound teacher

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Reflections from a diverse group of celebrated philanthropy practitioners on the key lessons learned from the past 25 years working in the sector Blurred lines of profit and not-for-profit Atallah Kuttab, founder SAANED for Philanthropy …

Meet the philennials

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021

A dedicated group of philanthropy practitioners born in the same year as Alliance was launched share their hopes for a better world An anniversary issue of Alliance magazine would not be complete without hearing the …