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Sustainable Development Goals


European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: an MDB looking to do more

Alan Rousso 24 June 2021

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), founded in 1991 with headquarters in London, is the only Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) based in the U.K. Our mandate makes us a little different from other …

Response: Here’s how we build local

Alette van Kralingen 26 May 2021

This article is a response to Building local is central to shifting power by Jenny Hodgson. The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs is excited to have entered into a strategic partnership with the Giving for Change …

Racial justice and climate action

Shalinder Carter 23 May 2021

The Black Lives Matter movement, the killing of George Floyd, extreme storms, apocalyptic wildfires, soaring temperatures, and an increase in droughts and floods – all  in 2020 – and all against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, …

Supporting grassroots projects drives local transformation in Brazil, finds report

Alliance magazine 13 May 2021

A new report from the Casa Socioenvironmental Fund in Brazil shows that when grassroots groups are empowered to see themselves as protagonists of the work to transform their communities, the change that occurs is better …

Alliance webinar: Future of philanthropy in Latin America

Amy McGoldrick 4 May 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 …

Mainstreaming children’s rights: an investment for a better tomorrow

Delphine Moralis 24 March 2021

Thirty-one years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ‘progress has gone backwards on every key measure of childhood’ according to a report published earlier this month by UNICEF. As …

Today’s conservation challenges are bigger than any one solution – or funder

Chuck Cooper 17 March 2021

The world is experiencing two closely related crises that threaten our way of life: the climate and biodiversity crises. The immense scope and complexity of these challenges require innovation, multi-sector collaboration, and funding at an …

Harnessing the power of philanthropy to support mental health during Covid-19

Byron Bitanihirwe 12 March 2021

As the nature of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve, a number of socio-economic and public health vulnerabilities have been exposed. These vulnerabilities range from student equity and job uncertainty to overwhelmed healthcare systems – …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 2 March 2021

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the March 2021 issue of Alliance: The Americas US funders condemn political violence Indigenous communities combat Covid impact Women-led philanthropy’s ‘starring role’ Europe …

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 …