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June 12, 2018

The decimation of the environment is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity. But why is so little charitable giving directed towards it? Alexandra Newlove spoke to some of the powerhouses in environmental philanthropy about why donating to other causes may be a waste of time.

The decimation of the environment is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity. But why is so little charitable giving directed towards it? Alexandra Newlove spoke to some of the powerhouses in environmental philanthropy about why donating to other causes may be a waste of time.

March 2, 2018

Billionaires are growing in numbers and many want philanthropic advice, but public trust in charities has dropped and challenges remain in getting donations to where funds are most needed.

Billionaires are growing in numbers and many want philanthropic advice, but public trust in charities has dropped and challenges remain in getting donations to where funds are most needed.

These were among the international perspectives and trends in philanthropy discussed at the first Philanthropy Programme event for 2018, organised by Philanthropy Impact and the STEP Society.

February 9, 2018

From grassroots community support in Wisconsin to global initiatives with the Gates Foundation, four generations of socially-progressive thinking has seen the Kohler family make an impact. Margie Goldsmith was given a rare insight into their philanthropic efforts

From grassroots community support in Wisconsin to global initiatives with the Gates Foundation, four generations of socially-progressive thinking has seen the Kohler family make an impact. Margie Goldsmith was given a rare insight into their philanthropic efforts

When Google’s parent company Alphabet announced in June it would provide temporary affordable housing for 300 employees, headlines lauded the $30 million decision as an example of corporate citizenship.

January 24, 2018

Families and philanthropy are driving the sharp rise in the number of foundation structures registered in Jersey.

Families and philanthropy are driving the sharp rise in the number of foundation structures registered in Jersey.

January 4, 2018

JAB on coffee spending spree, Rolling Stone founder sells up, and Dolby family make record £85m donation to science.

JAB on coffee spending spree

German giant JAB Holding Company is on a caffeine spending spree, while fellow family coffee business Lavazza diversifies into on-demand video.

Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE), a subsidiary of JAB, which in turn controls the Reimann family’s assets, has made a cash offer for the issued ordinary shares of OldTown, a Malaysia-based halal coffee chain.

December 20, 2017

A.G. Sulzberger becomes sixth family member to head New York Times, South African second-generation retailer Wiese resigns as Steinhoff chair, Ford Foundation invests in social impact with new director.

A.G. Sulzberger becomes sixth family member to head New York Times

Fifth-generation Arthur Gregg (A.G.) Sulzberger is to become the publisher of The New York Times taking over from his father, Arthur O (A.O.) Sulzberger (pictured), Jr who has held the position since 1992.

Currently its deputy publisher, the 37-year-old will become publisher on 1 January, 2018—the sixth member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family to hold the position since its patriarch Adolph S Ochs bought the paper in 1896.

October 20, 2017

Weinstein scandal could claim family business; Philanthropic Bacardi gives $3 million for disaster relief; Pentland Group awarded for excellence by EY

Weinstein scandal could claim family business

The sexual harassment scandal surrounding Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein may engulf the film studio he co-founded despite resigning from the board.

October 10, 2017

As a private and corporate philanthropist, I am saddened by the lack of smart corporate giving by the number of companies who embark on charity as a mitigating, guilt trip activity rather than one that infuses the corporate DNA. So many are still failing to employ the same levels of due diligence and strategic thinking they apply to earning money, to giving.

As a private and corporate philanthropist, I am saddened by the lack of smart corporate giving by the number of companies who embark on charity as a mitigating, guilt trip activity rather than one that infuses the corporate DNA. So many are still failing to employ the same levels of due diligence and strategic thinking they apply to earning money, to giving.

August 9, 2017

Kleinwort Hambros, the UK wealth management arm of Societe Generale Private Banking, has experienced a 25% increase over the last five years in the number of clients who are actively engaging with the firm in connection with philanthropy.

Kleinwort Hambros, the UK wealth management arm of Societe Generale Private Banking, has experienced a 25% increase over the last five years in the number of clients who are actively engaging with the firm in connection with philanthropy.

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