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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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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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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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January 2018

« Switzerland: Pioneer of sustainable finance »: Gestion de Fortune’s Magazine, December 2017

In an interview in the magazine Gestion de fortune, Etienne Eichenberger, Chairman of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, addresses the topic of Impact Investing, also known as Mission Related Investment (MRI). Indeed, we notice today that not only the foundations, but also the donors, wish to develop more coherence between the supported mission and the investment of […]

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January 2018

Chairmanship of the Transnational Giving Europe Network 2018: Projects and perspectives of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is the new chair of the cross-border donations network: Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) for 2018. Etienne Eichenberger, chairman of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, is sharing with us on one hand his insights on the state of philanthropy from not only a European, but also a global perspective. On the other hand, the Chairman […]

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January 2018

“Philanthropy: the attractiveness of sheltered funds” Market magazine

In their latest review, Market magazine focuses on philanthropy, and more particularly on the alternative of sheltered funds by interviewing Etienne Eichenberger and Xavier Isaac, respectively Chairman and Treasurer of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation. If the foundation sector is in full swing with the creation of a foundation every day in Switzerland, half of them will […]

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December 2017

“Pour une philanthropie accessible” : Bilan, le vendredi 24 novembre 2017

In its edition dedicated to the top 300 richest personalities of Switzerland, Bilan magazine offers a special focus on the “Philanthropists of Switzerland”. Etienne Eichenberger, Chairman of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation explains that either with time, money or expertise, many different ways and opportunities to give and to get involved exist today. Facilitating access to philanthropy […]

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