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African Philanthropy Forum launches Systems Change Program

Alliance magazine 29 August 2020

The African Philanthropy Forum has launched an initiative that will look to address systemic problems that have hindered the potential growth of Africa for decades and accelerate systems change initiatives across the continent. The APF …


Impact: The new watchword for investing in the 21st century

Mohit Saini 17 August 2020

Increasingly, impact investors in India are thinking beyond the trade-off between doing good and doing well. Experienced investors acknowledge the potential of private capital to address social issues and achieve financial return (doing well) while …


Together we can do it: The potential of philanthropy for the SDGs

Annette Kleinbrod and Martin Speer 3 August 2020

Crises and radical changes characterise this year. Many of us realise: we must work for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. What can foundations contribute? A new report from Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Federal Association …

Interview: Badr Jafar, Cambridge Centre for Strategic Philanthropy

Elika Roohi 7 July 2020

Last year, the fastest-growing economies were all in emerging markets. This current wave of globalisation, which is pushing economic power both southward and eastward, will have a profound effect on philanthropy, and we should consider …

Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society releases 2020 Doing Good Index

Alliance magazine 22 June 2020

The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS), a Hong Kong-based research and advisory organisation, has released its annual Doing Good Index. The study’s purpose is to examine the vital role of the social sector, …

Multi-stakeholder partnerships for greater and lasting Impact

Abhishek Reddy 31 May 2020

In India, a mother dies for every 20 minutes due to pregnancy or childbirth related cause, as per the latest available data. We also do badly in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR), …

Women’s Livelihood Bond Series wins growth initiative in Asia

Alliance magazine 25 May 2020

The Women’s Livelihood Bond Series, an initiative of Impact Investment Exchange, has won the opportunity to scale an innovative finance solution for gender-equal COVID-resilience and green growth across Asia through P4G, or Partnering for Green …

Partnerships, the need of the hour

Aboli Abkari 20 May 2020

The social-development sector cannot thrive without partnerships. The Government, the civil society organisations and the private organisations need to work together to reach the most vulnerable populations like the socioeconomically disadvantaged. Building strong partnerships and …

Embracing the SDGs is good for you

James Magowan 3 March 2020

‘Connecting Community Foundations with the SDGs’, a recent ECFI publication, highlights the relevance of the work of community foundations to the SDGs and describes an approach to embracing the Global Goals at local level. ‘The …

Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education appoint Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar as CEO

Alliance magazine 17 January 2020

The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) has appointed Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar as Chief Executive Officer. Commenting on her appointment, Dr. Ben Jaafar said: ‘It is an honor to be entrusted with the …