Rhodri Davies | Programme Leader, Giving Thought , Charities Aid Foundation

Can financial services companies use their blockchain experiments to help charities?

Thursday, 19 January 2017

FinTech is a hot topic right now across the financial services industry, government and beyond. Policymakers recognise that the UK has taken a lead in applying technological innovation to finance, and are keen to capitalise on that advantage by nurturing the nascent UK FinTech sector. At the same time, many traditional financial services firms are working with FinTech startups or developing their own innovations in order to ensure that they stay ahead of the curve.


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Alessio Mennecozzi | Project Manager , Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation

Food sustainability: joining forces for a common goal

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Our food system cannot feed us all. The world’s population is skyrocketing and climate change is affecting our planet. Facing the challenge of food sustainability is an urgent matter: we must rethink food production, distribution and consumption around the world in the framework of the UN SDGs and the 2030 agenda, searching for concrete and effective solutions.

Helene Bjerre- Nielsen | Head of Programme Environment , The Velux Foundations

Environmental funding – an overview

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

It is a pleasure for me to introduce the third mapping of environmental funding by European foundations.In his forward to the mapping, European Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Karmenu Vella underlines that “environment belongs to us all” and enormous challenges lie ahead. With the Paris agreement and the UN sustainable development goals the institutional-based “good intentions” are in place. In order to translate these intentions into “tangible results” there is a very important role to play by NGOs, think tanks and centres of academic excellence in terms of knowledge and voicing a broad spectrum of concerns and ideas. Philanthropy can, according to the commissioner, “amplify a multitude of voices helping to deliver a fairer society for all”.

Richard Boyle | Head of Research, Publishing and Corporate Relations , Institute of Public Administration

Can philanthropy work effectively with government?

Friday, 4 November 2016

There is a growing interest in how government and philanthropic organisations can work together to achieve social goals. Working together is not a straightforward task. Governments and philanthropies have different perspectives and emphases that need to be understood and addressed if they are to cooperate effectively. There are risks and rewards for both government and philanthropy in the development of partnership working.

Andrew Barnett | Director, UK Branch , Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

The Funders’ Collaboration on Leadership: bold moves in challenging times

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Social sector leadership is an issue that’s close to my heart. I’ve worked with some exceptional individuals during my career: passionate and empathetic, thoughtful and strategic, collaborative, outward looking, with vision and foresight. They’ve not just been effective; they’ve been an inspiration to me.

Tine Wickers | Head of Communications , Nordea-fonden

My kitchen

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

MY kitchen was introduced to schools across Denmark for the first time in the fall of 2014 as a culinary universe based on a free cookbook by the same name. By the autumn of 2016 the cookbook has been distributed to more than 200,000 pupils – that’s is nine out 10 Danish pupils from 4th to 7th grade…The project is made possible by Nordea-fonden, which has funded the project and thereby secured the continuous dissemination of the universe as well as the cookbook.