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Lourdes Marquez
Opinions - 17 May 2021

A new opportunity to mainstream disability in the foundation sector

At the beginning of March, the European Commission (EC) adopted the new Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030[1], which provides the roadmap for both the…
Opinions - 26 April 2021

You can’t play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra

Preparing for the launch of the latest edition of our Environmental Funding by European Foundations publication, I mentioned the topic to my eldest son who said that this was…
Rien van Gendt
Opinions - 22 April 2021

Donations, investments, and the uncharted territory in between

This blog was first published on the website of the European Cultural Foundation Donations are widely regarded as the core product of charitable foundations.
Valeria Valotto
Opinions - 7 April 2021

Quid – The female-led social enterprise redesigning the Made in Italy label for public good

What is Quid? Quid is an award-winning Italian not-for-profit social enterprise committed to redesigning the Made in Italy fashion value chain for good: tackling at once,…
Opinions - 25 March 2021

Forty years recognising excellence

Forty years have passed since the signing of the founding charter of the Princess of Asturias Foundation in Oviedo, a small, ancient city in northern Spain. In the present times…
Delphine Moralis
Opinions - 25 March 2021

Mainstreaming children’s rights: an investment for a better tomorrow

This piece was originally published on Alliance Magazine on 24 March Thirty-one years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the…
Leslie Johnston
Opinions - 2 March 2021

Addressing the dual crises of climate breakdown and deepening inequality

The dual crises of inequality and climate change call for urgent, bold action. These crises represent the visible manifestation of a broken economic system – one that no longer protects…
Joy Morozov
Opinions - 24 February 2021

The importance of networks for positive change

“Liberté, égalité, fraternité!” is a slogan that resonates as strongly today as it did back in 1789 when it was first uttered in revolutionary France.  It certainly resonated with me…
Gerhard Pulfer
Opinions - 17 February 2021

Displaced and disrupted, but not deserted

This blog was originally published on the Porticus website. Over the last seven months, we’ve seen COVID-19 disrupting education all over the world, but…
Calala staff
Opinions - 4 February 2021

Towards a feminist and anti-racist philanthropy

Calala Women’s Fund, Anti-racist Collaborative Statement The year 2020 saw a severe increase in inequalities due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and it saw the spotlight placed on long-standing…
Opinions - 18 January 2021

Keeping dialogue open, working together, and building back better

Read the original version of this blog in Greek on the HIGGS CSU website 2020 will be remembered as the year COVID-19 upended every…
Rien van Gendt
Opinions - 15 January 2021

Blended value: financial returns, SDGs and gender in harmony

This blog originally appeared on the Rien van Gendt Philanthropy Services website on 11 January 2021 How enlightened would it be, if foundations were…
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