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Opinion Farahnaz Karim 2 June 2021

The nature of capital and other threats to impact

Human nature and its constructs Capitalism is arguably our triumphant ideology, a foundational construct that orders our lives and societies. It fuels an entire system where private profit (and ego) stimulates creativity, innovation, complex systems, …

News Elika Roohi 1 June 2021

Controversial UK coal mine will never happen, says COP Climate Champion

Nigel Topping, the person appointed by the UK Government as High Level Climate Action Champion, says a proposed coalmine in Cumbria won’t happen No new licenses: North Sea oil and gas licenses unlikely to be …

Interview Andrew Milner 1 June 2021

Neca Setubal puts Brazilian philanthropy in focus

Fundacão Tide Setubal (FTS) has long experience of combatting racism in the suburbs of São Paulo. It’s a problem that has been ignored for too long by mainstream Brazilian society, but as Neca Setubal, chair …

Analysis José Luiz Setubal and Marcos Kisil 1 June 2021

1,000 days to make a difference

Structural racism in Brazil defines the life and health of its Afro-descendant population from childhood onwards. One foundation has set out to change that Over the past three decades, scientific research has confirmed that the …

Interview Zibran Choudhury 1 June 2021

Interview: Sara Tescione and Silea Pio di Savoia

  Tereza, a 60-year-old woman who is blind and has mobility problems, is photographed in front of her hut in Hai Matara, a village in South Sudan which because of the civil war that has …

Analysis Michael Feigelson 1 June 2021

Sizing up the challenge

How an ambitious quest to scale up its impact inspired a Dutch foundation to change the way it does business  In late 2014 I was appointed executive director of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, a …

Analysis 1 Pamala Wiepking 1 June 2021

Leaving it to trust

Unrestricted funding has been more talked about than practised by foundations. A new professorship in the Netherlands aims to get to the bottom of what its benefits – and its drawbacks – really are Recent …

Special feature Felicitas von Peter and Winnie Asiti 1 June 2021

Climate action now!

If it is to play its part in tackling climate change, philanthropy itself needs to change – and it needs to do so immediately Climate change has emerged as the greatest challenge of our time. …

Special feature Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

Shrinking beneath our feet

Four first-hand accounts that give powerful testament to the impact of climate change on the polar ice sheets The scientist Julienne Stroeve, research chair in Climate Forcing of Sea Ice at the University of Manitoba …

Special feature Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

Taking the climate philanthropy pledge

Just 2 per cent of philanthropy goes to tackling climate change. With Glasgow COP26 as a stimulus, a new set of commitments by European philanthropy networks aims to galvanise the sector to get more involved …