Can philanthropy tackle the root causes of climate change and inequality? Laudes Foundation CEO Leslie Johnston thinks so. The second in our series profiling European leaders in corporate philanthropy.
A new wave of corporate social investors is drawing on the best of two worlds, philanthropy and corporate responsibility. A parent firm’s firepower brings advantages – but also challenges, as the Sanofi Espoir Foundation in France reveals.
“Each and every” trustee responsible for how a foundation deploys its endowment “super-power”, according to new ACF report. Plus, foundations should be transparent with grantees on the source of their wealth.
Ahead of this week's Spectrum event on closing the racial wealth gap, organiser Keisha Senter reflects on the task ahead for funders, what we can learn from creative leaders – and her 'ones to watch' when it comes to grassroots change.
Impact-driven initiatives easily fall off the list of corporate priorities. But corporate foundations and other corporate social investors are uniquely placed to use their influence – here are four ways they can take a lead.
Look beyond the corporate grant-based funds and government relief programmes and you'll find a whole range of ways to back social enterprises – some more unexpected than others. Here are just a few of them.
Nonprofits urgently need two- to five-year bridge financing right now – but foundations could step in by pledging some of their assets as collateral. Mark Kramer, co-founder and managing director of FSG, calls for bold leadership.
Social investors are too busy looking to the rooftops, instead of spending time helping investees build strong and solid foundations – leaving a clear role for impact-first foundations moving into this space.