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Read all the latest news from the EFC, our members and the wider philanthropic sector.

Topic Icon 03 March 2021

A warm EFC welcome to our newest affiliates!

The EFC welcomes its latest members and affiliates to its worldwide network of philanthropic organisations! To find out more on EFC membership and what it can provide visit here. Our new affiliates: Clean Clothes Campaign - Netherlands The Clean Clothes Campaign...

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Children and Youth, Disability, Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Environment and Sustainable Development, Human Rights and Citizenship, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

Topic Icon 17 February 2021

Fondazione 1563 publishes "Social Aims of Finance" exploring sustainable finance and the origins of social responsibility in financial institutions

Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura della Compagnia di San Paolo has published the "Social Aims of Finance - Rediscovering varieties of credit in financial archives", a work exploring sustainable models of finance and the origins of social responsibility...

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Human Rights and Citizenship, Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 15 February 2021

Fondation de Luxembourg approved as signatory of UN Principles for Responsible Investment

Fondation de Luxembourg has been approved as a signatory of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). As of December 2020, the foundation has been approved as a signatory of PRI, confirming an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) focused investment...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Global Challenges, Peace-building, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

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Novo Nordisk Foundation awards DKK 138 million under new data science and artificial intelligence initiative

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded DKK 138m (approximately €18.5m) in grants under its new data science and artificial intelligence initiative. The initiative comprises three programmes that support research into data science and will see the establishment of national infrastructure...

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Research, Science and Technology

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As part of IVAR pledge, 40 UK funders commit to be more open and trusting with grantees

Over 40 UK funders have committed to being more open, flexible and trusting with grantees, as part of a new pledge, #FlexibleFunders, launched by the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR), in collaboration with London Funders. The organisations, spread across...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 09 February 2021

Laudes Foundation marks first anniversary outlining vision for future

The Laudes Foundation has marked its first anniversary outlining its new strategy and vision for the future, in a letter published by Leslie Johnston, CEO. The new strategy for the foundation seeks to make the organisation "contribute to a more...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

Topic Icon 05 February 2021

Thank you and best wishes to outgoing EFC Communications Director Catherine Lennon

It is with mixed emotions that we say au revoir to our Communications Director Catherine Lennon, who leaves the EFC after seven years to take up an exciting new opportunity in Brussels. Catherine joined the EFC in 2014, and set...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

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Call for consultants for OPN benchmarking project

Read the full call for consultants The EFC's Operations Professionals Network (OPN) is seeking an associate consultant to provide intermediary support to its benchmarking activities across key operations domains. The benchmarking project Initiated in 2018, the benchmarking project aspires to...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

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ERNOP launches Science and Society Seminar Series 2021

The global pandemic, climate change, migration, polarisation and the rise of artificial intelligence requires every societal actor, including philanthropy, to do better, more, or different. An important source for innovation and growth comes from research and development. Members of ERNOP...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Philanthropy infrastructure, Research, Science and Technology

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