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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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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.

Centre of Strategic Philanthropy in Conversation: Florence ‘Cuppy’ Otedola

by Xiaoyu Dai, Research Assistant at the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy The Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) launched the first event of its new series 'CSP in Conversation', a succession of intimate interviews discussing key philanthropic and development initiatives in…

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Florence 'Cuppy' Otedola.

Fostering health-related change through animated videos: the story of Aganang Skills Academy

In today's fast-changing world, where poverty and inequality are still on the rise, we need creative and innovative ways to educate marginalised communities about health issues, particularly sexual health. This is a gap Aganang Skills Academy is bridging in Tsakane,…

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Members of Aganang Skills Academy.