The boss of Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales on intangible benefits of employee volunteering, the ‘tyranny’ of impact reporting – and why some corporate foundations are tarnishing the name.
An oil company foundation has launched a climate investment fund, and investors are backing pioneering startups - but this isn’t enough to fight climate change: are institutional investors ready to join the race?
Covid-19 exposed a philanthropic sector that wasn't fully prepared for the challenges of the pandemic. But "unprecedented" global collaboration since March will boost philanthropy's fitness for the future.
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.