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June 2018

Master Class November 2018 – Fondations : nouvelle(s) génération(s)?

In 2018, after 5 editions and nearly 150 participants in Romandie, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation organises the Master Class 2018, together with the Center for Philanthropy Studies of Basel University (CEPS) and in collaboration with the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy of the University of Geneva (UNIGE).   Who should attend? This training is intended primarily for […]

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June 2018

Do you know the 10 trends shaping philanthropy today?

For its 10th anniversary, the Center for Philanthropy Studies at the University of Basel (CEPS) and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation organized a breakfast debate on Thursday, June 7th, on the “10 trends shaping philanthropy today”. Moderated by Sacha Sidjanski, head of external relations at EPFL’s Faculty of Life Sciences, the sustainable trends in philanthropy and its […]

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June 2018

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation participated at the ninth GFSI, Geneva Forum For Sustainable Investment, held in Geneva on May 31, 2018.

The event was the first to reveal the figures of the annual study conducted by Swiss Sustainable Finance on the sustainable investment market in Switzerland, which amounted to CHF 390.6 billion in 2017, representing 82% increase over the previous year. The issue of sustainable investing in the world of foundations was discussed at the opening […]

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June 2018

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation collaborates to the Joint Master in Global Economic Governance and Public Affairs held in Rome, Berlin and Nice

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is pleased to contribute to the new Joint Master in Global Economic Governance and Public Affairs, delivered by the Centre International de Formation Européenne (Cife) and the School of Government of the University LUISS in Rome. The Master is focused on how to assess, manage and enhance the governance of private and […]

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June 2018

May 2018: Return on the field trip in India

In the frame of its thematic funds, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation in collaboration with WISE – philanthropy advisors traveled to India to identify and plan the implementation of projects in the field of access to employment for disadvantaged young people and health. This field trip was a great occasion to visit as well the projects funded […]

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May 2018

March 2018: Return on the field trip in Africa

In the frame of its thematic funds, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation in collaboration with WISE – philanthropy advisors traveled to East Africa to identify and plan the implementation of projects in the field of access to employment for disadvantaged young people and health and healthcare, for instance the maternity of pregnant young women and whose activities […]

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May 2018

« Invest for Impact » : 15 innovative impact investing funds gathered in Zurich by th European Venture Philanthropy Association

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation (SPF) participated in the “ « Invest for Impact » event organised by the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and the Centre for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth of the University of Zurich on April 24 in Zurich. In partnership with King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium) and the University of Zurich, this workshop enabled 15 innovative impact investing […]

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June 2018

NEXUS 2018 : Accelerate your impact !

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation participated to the annual NEXUS Summit in Rotterdam from 24 to 26 April 2018. The Summit’s objective is to connect the financial, intellectual, creative and social capital of our generation in an action-oriented, solutions-focused community. This year, the event brought together more than 100 young philanthropists, impact investors, social entrepreneurs and social […]

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April 2018

“L’investissement philanthropique”: Tribune de Genève, Campagne Focus Finance, avril 2018

In their latest review, “Campagne Focus Finance”, the supplement magazine of the Tribune de Genève, focuses on philanthropy, and more particularly on the alternative of sheltered funds by interviewing Etienne Eichenberger, Chair of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation. If the foundation sector is in full swing with the creation of a foundation every day in Switzerland, half […]

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February 2018

Philanthropy and social entrepreneurship

This Guide is an overview of the Swiss legal framework around the different forms of existing non-profit entities. It aims to help philanthropists choose the right legal structure for their projects. The various options for creating, for example, a charity or social enterprise, as well as important strategic considerations, are described and clarified. It is […]

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