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Social enterprise success eases the healthcare gap

Hal Glasser 2 March 2021

On September 23, 2019, the UN issued its Declaration on Universal Health Coverage. Less than six months later, the global Covid pandemic began. The gap between the aspirations of the Declaration and reality are only …

Alliance webinar: Future of philanthropy in the Arab region

Amy McGoldrick 23 February 2021

As part of Alliance magazine’s anniversary celebrations this year, celebrating Alliance’s 25 years at the heart of global philanthropy, we have launched a series of events on what the future of philanthropy holds in different …

Blended value: financial returns, SDG’s and gender in harmony

Rien van Gendt 22 February 2021

How enlightened would it be, if foundations were to use gender lens investing as one of their strategies to contribute to a more sustainable world? Philanthropy and sustainable investing should be natural allies with a …

Latimpacto launches first extensive study on social investments

Alliance magazine 22 February 2021

A new report from Latimpacto provides the first overview of investing for impact in Latin America, showcasing the region’s different actors, including impact investing funds, foundations, universities, business, family offices and their intermediaries. The study details …

Business of Philanthropy: Word Economic Forum’s Klaus Schwab

Alliance magazine 13 February 2021

In the latest 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 Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder & Executive Chairman …

Three in five wealthy Gulf families will shift to responsible investing

Alliance magazine 4 January 2021

Wealthy Gulf family groups, led by their younger members, are increasingly being coaxed toward more sustainable investing, found survey by Savanta published in a report from Barclays Private Bank. Fifty-nine per cent, or almost three …

AVPN launches new podcast “Money Meets Mission”

Alliance magazine 27 December 2020

The Asia Venture Philanthropy Network, the largest social investing community in Asia, has launched a new podcast hosed by its CEO Naina Subberwal Batra that brings in leaders from across the business, philanthropy, and impact …

$27 million bond will help women in Asia rebuild livelihoods post-Covid

Alliance magazine 19 December 2020

The Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) has issued a $27 million bond to support creating sustainable livelihoods for more than three million women in developing countries. The bond is called the Women’s Livelihood Bond 3 …

The real impact of impact investing

Volker Then 1 December 2020

The basic structure of the neo-liberal capitalist system is the problematic structure, and not impact investing. In Germany, the basic system is capitalist but it acknowledges a need for social policy and the welfare state. …

One credible weapon among the continuum

Gregory Ratliff 1 December 2020

In their interview, the Hewlett Foundation’s Larry Kramer and Ana Marshall raise critical issues for all impact investors. The lack of ‘performance presentation standards’ to accurately capture and make comparable the financial and social returns …