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Global South Impact Community sends message to G20 leaders

Alliance magazine 18 September 2022

Post Covid-19, global leaders must leverage catalytic capital and build a new growth model inclusive of the Global South. That is the message from the Global South Impact Community – a group convened by the …


Why – and how – community foundations can link their work to the SDGs

Lev Fejes 13 September 2022

With the halfway mark of the Goals’ just around the corner in 2023, it is evident that long-term progress on the targets set for 2030 are hampered by the need to fend off the latest …


Contributing to SDG7 and learning from each other: IKEA Foundation and Energising Development

1 Isabella Lehmann and Anda Ruf 2 September 2022

Cross-sectoral partnerships are becoming more important in international development cooperation. With their financial independence and thematic expertise, private foundations and philanthropic organisations are excellent partners for public development cooperation in achieving the Agenda 2030. One …

‘Climate’ is not a stand-alone issue: Unpacking climate through five disciplinary lenses

Farahnaz Karim 22 August 2022

Is ESG a distraction from climate action? This was the question recently posed by the New York Times to a panel of experts in a brilliant debate as part of its Climate Forward conference held …

‘Invest in things that are uncertain’: Stefan Germann says shake it up

Elika Roohi 2 August 2022 For Subscribers

Switzerland’s Fondation Botnar has a mission familiar to the foundation world: improving the health of youth people. But the foundation’s specific focus is the inclusion of youth voices and the equitable use of artificial intelligence …

Azim Premji Foundation, Wellspring Fund among winners recognised in awards for SDG work

1 Alliance magazine 10 July 2022

Organisations and funders were celebrated during the Catalyst 2030 Awards for Systemic Change 2022. Catalyst 2030 is a global movement of people and organisations that are powering systems change to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals …

How can philanthropy adopt a human-first approach to achieve the SDGs?

Jakira Khanam 8 July 2022

The events of the past two years have left a lasting impact on all of us. Existing inequalities have been exacerbated, both within and between countries. We’ve seen the reversal of progress on multiple Sustainable …

Aga Khan Foundation holds global education forum across ten countries

1 Alliance magazine 25 June 2022

The Aga Khan Foundation — together with UNICEF, the Regional Education and Learning Initiative, and the Government of Tanzania — have joined together for Schools2030. The programme’s inaugural global forum was held this week, bringing …

$1m pooled fund for Southeast Asian maternal, child health

Alliance magazine 22 June 2022

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), together with philanthropic leaders in Asia, have joined to launch the second round of their pooled fund to address maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition in Southeast Asia. …

UNHCR Refugee Zakat Fund tackling SDG goals

Alliance magazine 13 June 2022

The Refugee Zakat Fund from the UNHCR has impacted the lives of an estimated 1.2 million people across 14 countries, its 2022 annual report estimates. Thanks to generous Zakat and Sadaqah donations from institutional and …