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Should Angelina Pay a Visit to Her Beneficiaries?
Angelina Jolie received the “Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award”, a prize presented to certain celebrities who dedicate their fame to various causes. This raises an ongoing issue regarding philanthropy: the relationship with beneficiaries.
The World’s Top Philanthropy Advisers
Philanthropy is no longer about simply writing a blank cheque. These days, many UHNWIs prefer a strategic approach to giving, often consulting a philanthropy adviser about how best to do so.
The serious business of Philanthropy – The story of WISE
Interview with the WISE founders, Etienne Eichenberger and Maurice Machenbaum.
Philanthropy and Next Gen
Families have a 97% chance to fail the transfer of its business after three generations. Those who would like to transfer their family enterprise to the next generation face a double challenge:
It takes two to tango
The 10th annual European Venture Philanthropy Association conference took place in Berlin on 17 and 18 November. More than 500 participants discussed the future of venture philanthropy in the next ten years.
Philanthropy – What it provides to families in business
Family business philanthropy, though widely practiced all over the world, is an area that is still unexplored and little commented on. The field is, however, fast evolving and has witnessed much innovation.
A perspective on impact investing
Etienne Eichenberger and Maurice Machenbaum describe two approaches to impact investing, which are proving increasingly attractive to Family Offices whose clients want to do well by doing good.
A perspective on strategic philanthropy
To give means to make decisions: these decisions incur specific demands when expectations increase. The donor becomes a philanthropist when he wants a more structured and proactive process.
A perspective on family philanthropy
Crafting a philanthropic project within a family can perpetuate traditions and family values. The co-founders of WISE tell about their experience as philanthropic advisors.
Workshop with social enterprises: how to facilitate access to employment for underprivileged young people?Read more
Philanthropy Breakfast: The Destructive Power of Family Wealth
M. Marcovici shared his experience of working with global wealth owners and the private banks, trustees and advisors servicing them.
Grantmaking Foundation Course 2016
The Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) and WISE are organizing for the fifth time a course for grant-making foundations in the French speaking part of Switzerland.
Transmission of family companies: what places for the philanthropy?
Seminar in association with Schellenberg Wittmer
in October 12th, 2015