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September 4, 2014

The phenomenon of travel philanthropy is promising to put some adventure back into charity, but who benefits most – the recipient of the donor?

July 25, 2014

A Chinese billionaire couple has been condemned on social media for not supporting tertiary education in their home country after creating a scholarship for disadvantaged students to study at elite institutions abroad.

A Chinese billionaire couple has been condemned on social media for not supporting tertiary education in their home country after creating a scholarship for disadvantaged students to study at elite institutions abroad.

July 24, 2014

The daughter of the late Australian media mogul Kerry Packer has said her parents were the inspiration behind an AU$200 million charitable fund, launched by the family this week.

The daughter of the late Australian media mogul Kerry Packer has said her parents were the inspiration behind an AU$200 million (€140 million) charitable fund, launched by the family this week.

Gretel Packer, head of the family’s foundation, announced the National Philanthropic Fund will distribute $20 million yearly for the next decade.

The charitable fund will distribute half its money to indigenous education and community welfare, with the remainder going towards the arts.

July 16, 2014

Many wealthy families living off their investments are returning to active business operations, impact investing or philanthropy, as they feel they lack of purpose, a new report says.

Many wealthy families living off their investments are returning to active business operations, impact investing or philanthropy, as they feel they lack of purpose, a new report says.

The meaning of wealth in the 21st century: unlocking the secrets of wealthy families, conducted by Withers and Scorpio Partnership, sought to find whether the wealthy are focused on wealth generation, preservation or the application of their wealth.

July 7, 2014

African family businesses have significantly outperformed those in the Middle East and Asia when it comes to good corporate governance, exclusive research conducted by Campden Wealth reveals, with 71.4% employing non-family key decision makers in executive positions.

African family businesses have significantly outperformed those in the Middle East and Asia when it comes to good corporate governance, exclusive research conducted by Campden Wealth reveals, with 71.4% employing non-family key decision makers in executive positions.

In Asian and the Middle Eastern family businesses, non-family members account for only 18.2% and 22.2% of key decision-making executives respectively.

June 30, 2014

KKR purchases a third of renewables firm Acciona, Pentland Group posts significant profits, Brunello Cucinelli protects the future of his family business and Antofagasta signs lucrative mining agreement. 

KKR purchases a third of renewables firm Acciona, Pentland Group posts significant profits, Brunello Cucinelli protects the future of his family business and Antofagasta signs lucrative mining agreement.

Acciona

Spanish infrastructure giant Acciona has sold a 33% stake in its international renewable energy business, the firm said on Tuesday.

June 19, 2014

Tech entrepreneurs Charly and Lisa Kleissner have become the first impact investors to win the coveted Grand Prix philanthropy award ­­– an honour traditionally reserved for non-profit organisations. 

Tech entrepreneurs Charly and Lisa Kleissner have become the first impact investors to win the coveted BNP Paribas Grand Prix philanthropy award ­­– an honour traditionally reserved for non-profit organisations. 

May 6, 2014

The UK's largest charitable foundations increased their giving by 10% over the 18 months to March 2013, according to the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF), despite falling public and corporate donations.

The UK's largest charitable foundations increased their giving by 10% over the 18 months to March 2013, according to the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF), despite falling public and corporate donations.

Foundation Giving Trends found charitable giving by foundations grew by £271 million to £2.4 billion, accounting for 14% of total private charitable giving, while income fell by approximately the same amount.

March 27, 2014

There’s little that kills as many so quickly as a natural disaster, and millions of people across the world dig deep when faced with so much suffering. Foundations have pockets deep enough to help, but might not know where to begin. 

There’s little that kills as many so quickly as a natural disaster, and millions of people across the world dig deep when faced with so much suffering. Foundations have pockets deep enough to help, but might not know where to begin.

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