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Sustainable Development Goals

The quest for collaboration in Asia

Andrew Milner 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

The potential advantages of far-reaching collaboration underpinned AVPN’s conference in Singapore. But it is a virtue more often preached than practised. Underlying all the themes at the recent AVPN conference in Singapore was the idea …


SDG Philanthropy Platform expands to cover progress in China

Alliance magazine 25 August 2019

The SDG Philanthropy Platform has launched a brand-new China country page and will aim to regularly update the page with helpful information, articles, blogs, reports and initiatives from China, and are welcoming insights and stories …


Insights from HLPF 2019: Philanthropy & the SDGs

Natalya Pyagay 15 August 2019

The role of philanthropic institutions in advancing the sustainable development agenda has been widely recognized by various stakeholders. Importantly, philanthropy’s value-add has been more and more perceived through its ability to advocate for collective action, …

Guiding family foundations for effective philanthropy

Suzanty Sitorus 14 August 2019

Along with their increasing wealth, many families who own business empires in Indonesia set up a foundation to carry out their philanthropic mission. In recent years, the second and third generations of some of the …

Corporate foundations on a journey from alienated to strategic impact partner

Priscilla Boiardi, Karoline Heitmann, Lonneke Roza and Steven Serneels 21 July 2019

We know the statistics: if we want to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we still have a funding gap of a $ 2.5 trillion yearly. We urgently need to find resources to invest in …

Brave new world

Liz Gillies 28 June 2019

One of the more contestable issues at the conference is the influence of the for-profit sector on the impact agenda. The Investing in Better Nutrition panel at the end of Day one openly canvassed corporate …

Harnessing momentum to achieve progress for children & adolescents affected by HIV

Cecilia Kihara 13 June 2019

In a small town in Nigeria, 18-year-old Oluleye — Leye for short — is an orphan supporting her family through sex work. Often, she does not have condoms and, upon discovering she’s pregnant, she fears …

Jack Ma reappointed as United Nations SDG Advocate

Alliance magazine 8 June 2019

Philanthropist and co-founder of the Alibaba group has been reappointed to the UN’s panel of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates. Jack first joined the group of 17 Advocates in early 2016. He launched his own …

United Nations and philanthropy

Natalya Pyagay and Siebren Moltzen 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

The SDG Philanthropy Platform is helping to coordinate and strengthen the sector’s contribution to international peace-building ‘What gives philanthropy its attribute as a peacemaker is its aim to empower local communities and therefore facilitate a …

Interview: Vijay and Umayal Eswaran

3 Andrew Milner 23 April 2019

When Vijay Eswaran founded the QI Group of Companies in the 1990s with a number of partners, one of its premises was that some of its profits should fund social initiatives. Later, and with QI grown …