Collective Impact – Together we can achieve much more than any of us can alone

Posted on 16 November 2015 | Foundations' operations

Floodings. Social exclusion. Pollution. Poverty. Lack of resources. What unites these societal challenges, which I believe we can all relate to?

Looking for a global growth strategy? Support refugees.

Posted on 8 October 2015 | Jim Yong Kim Diversity, migration & social inclusion

I am a migrant. In 1964, I came to the United States from South Korea, then an extremely poor developing country that most experts, including those at the World Bank, had written off as having little hope for economic growth. My family moved to Texas, and later to Iowa. I was just 5 years old […]

FATF and Mexico: how anti-money-laundering legislation has weakened the human rights response to the war on drugs

Posted on 2 October 2015 | Poonam Joshi Foundations' operationsGlobal challenges, peace-buildingHuman rights, citizenship & democracy

In September last year 43 students training to be teachers from Ayotzinapa, Mexico ‘disappeared’ on their way to protest an event held by the wife of the mayor in the neighbouring town of Iguala. During the journey, the students were intercepted by the local police and a confrontation ensued. Details of what happened during and […]

Dimitrios Vlastos: “Civil society is a school of democracy”

Posted on 23 September 2015 | Dimitrios Vlastos Foundations' operationsGlobal challenges, peace-buildingHuman rights, citizenship & democracySocio-economic development, poverty

Originally published in K Magazine, Kathimerini Newspaper, interview by Katerina Bakoyannis on 10 August.  Click here for original in Greek. In the mid-20th century, the business activities of Prodromos-Bodossakis Athanassiades, which included industry, shipping companies and mines among others, accounted for 35% of Greece’s industrial output. Dimitrios Vlastos, the current President of the Bodossaki Foundation, has […]

We need a paradigm shift in how we count and care for children

Posted on 15 September 2015 | Sir Roger Singleton Children & youthEducationUncategorized

Sir Roger Singleton has a background in providing and managing services for vulnerable children and their families. He was Chief Executive of Barnardo’s, the UK’s largest children’s NGO for twenty years. He was the Westminster Government’s Chief Adviser on the Safety of Children and Chair of the Independent Safeguarding Authority – a statutory agency which […]

Risk, return, and the philanthropy of buildings

Posted on 14 September 2015 | Tony Proscio Foundations' operations

Proposals to fund physical development projects tend to get a cold reception in philanthropy. Albie Sachs, former chief justice of South Africa’s Constitutional Court, recently wrote that reformers in his country long ago learned that they could attract international donations for programs, organisations, services, campaigns — “but never, ever buildings.” There are reasons to overcome […]

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