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December 17, 2015

For all the attention climate receives, another environmental crisis – the sixth great extinction – receives relatively less airtime. Jessica Tasman-Jones met with philanthropists seeking to protect and restore the balance of nature – from the Scottish Highlands to Patagonia

This article appeared in the Autumn issue of CampdenFO. Not long after the magazine went to print Doug Tompkins, whose foundation is mentioned in the text and whose wife, Kris, was interviewed for the article, died suddenly in a kayaking accident. Despite being a serial entrepreneur (he founded The North Face and co-founded Esprit), his philanthropy and commitment to conservation is one of the greatest legacies he leaves behind.

March 20, 2015

US philanthropist Marguerite Harbert, from the family behind Harbert Management Corporation (HMC), has died this week, aged 91.

US philanthropist Marguerite Harbert, from the family behind Harbert Management Corporation (HMC), has died this week, aged 91.

The Alabama-based family business started as construction firm Harbert Corporation, but diversified into financial services and investment management under the leadership of her son Raymond Harbert.

Harbert’s late husband started the business in 1949.

It was a number of large-scale projects such as the Riverchase Galleria in Birmingham and the Red Mountain Expressway.

March 1, 2007

Big business is getting its hands dirty in the name of charity, forming companies whose specific goals are to benefit mankind, all while making a profit. David Nicholson examines the brave new and sometimes controversial world of “for-profit” philanthropy

ig business is getting its hands dirty in the name of charity, forming companies whose specific goals are to benefit mankind, all while making a profit. David Nicholson examines the brave new and sometimes controversial world of "for-profit" philanthrop.

David Nicholson is a freelance writer based in the UK.

March 1, 2007

Philanthropy is changing, and for the better. With billionaires setting a new standard in how their wealth can positively impact others, the world is set to become a better place. Sam Davis III and Dennis Jaffe discuss the thinking behind strategic philanthropy

Philanthropy is changing, and for the better. With billionaires setting a new standard in how their wealth can positively impact others, the world is set to become a better place. Sam Davis III and Dennis Jaffe discuss the thinking behind strategic philanthropy.

Sam Davis III is a Principal in Relative Solutions and a Fellow in the Family Firm Institute.
Dennis Jaffe is a founding partner of Relative Solutions.

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