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Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP)

From Cambridge to Pakistan, the world is a classroom

Professor Kamal Munir of Cambridge Judge Business School, granted a state honour by Pakistan for achievements in education, talks about educational ecosystems, philanthropy and equality. Kamal Munir, Professor of Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (University…

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Kamal Munir.

Cambridge Centre for Strategic Philanthropy debuts case study on the Tony Elumelu Foundation

The University of Cambridge Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) is delighted to launch an in-depth, teachable case study on the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF). Tony O. Elumelu, CFR TEF was launched in 2010 by Mr Tony O. Elumelu, CFR, former…

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Tony O. Elumelu with TEF entrepreneurs.

Forbes Middle East: What role does philanthropy play for businesses in the GCC?

A report entitled “Giving in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): evolving towards strategic philanthropy", published by the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in this article about philanthropy in the GCC area. Read the full…

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The interplay between impact investing and philanthropy

Impact investment is a key complementary funding source in emerging markets like Nigeria, concludes a report by the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at Cambridge Judge Business School, in collaboration with SME.NG and the Impact Investors Foundation.  Elena Christodoulou Dr Shonali…

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Empowering young girls at every level: the story of GirlLead SA

“Creating a network of young women who become leaders and transform their communities as well as the country.” These are the words of Mahlogonolo Mashile, one of the founding team members at the GirLead SA alongside Nolukhanya Mqhayi. Both members…

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A classroom of South African students.

Eye of Riyadh: Generation charts new path towards strategic philanthropy

Professor Mauro Guillén, Dean of Cambridge Judge Business School, and Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at Cambridge Judge, are mentioned in this article about the launch of a report titled 'Giving in the Gulf Cooperation…

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How philanthropy in the Gulf is focusing on long-term impact

Philanthropy in the Gulf Cooperation Council area is estimated at $210 billion annually and is growing in a more strategic way, says a new report by LGT, the international Private Banking and Asset Management Group owned by the Princely House…

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The Gratitude Project: Empowering the minds of young women through wellness practices and sexual health education

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic exposed the social inconsistencies in how we all go about our daily lives. It shed light on mental health issues as well as the value of wellness practices like meditation and yoga. The Gratitude Project, led…

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The Gratitude Project.

Moonshot Philanthropy: achieving responsive social change by privatising failure and socialising success

by Dr Beth Breeze, Director, Centre for Philanthropy, University of Kent and James Chen, Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation Why would any self-aware philanthropist associate themselves with the phrase 'Moonshot Philanthropy' at a time when big giving is routinely interpreted as…

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Building resilience and transforming communities: the story of Imbokodo LaunchPad

Physical spaces for community capacity-building are becoming increasingly scarce in today's rapidly urbanising world, particularly in communities that need them the most. Jazzman Simelane and his team at Imbokodo LaunchPad identified the need for these spaces in the township community…

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Imbokodo Launchpad beneficiaries.