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Philanthropy and the City

Winter 2012

Philanthropy and the City

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In this issue of Philanthropy UK magazine, we take a timely look at the state of philanthropy in a City under scrutiny. The City of London is home to a 1000-year-old tradition of philanthropy that is very much alive today. Yet the notion that the City is a force for good risks being drowned out in some quarters by the sound of attacks on its reputation.

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In this issue of Philanthropy UK magazine, we take a timely look at the state of philanthropy in a City under scrutiny. The City of London is home to a...
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The City of London’s financial services industry has suffered severe collateral damage from the banking crisis and the dramas that have unfolded since. Accusations of ‘fat cat’ ‘casino’ bankers earning...
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Philanthropy UK, supported by the City Bridge Trust and its trustee the City of London Corporation, is launching a new initiative that aims to promote more City philanthropy.
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London has the infrastructure to become a global centre for philanthropy, including expertise, favourable tax and regulatory regimes and sophisticated social markets, says Stephen Lloyd, senior partner, Bates, Wells &...
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Sir Michael Bear was the 683rd Lord Mayor of London, whose one-year term began on 12 November 2010 and ended 11 November 2011.
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The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards founded in 1987 by the then Lord Mayor, Sir David Rowe-Hame, showcase sterling examples of community involvement each year. Since then over 130 Dragon Awards,...
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Over the last few decades tax incentives, awards, marketing campaigns, academic research, political figures and dignitaries have been focussed on one ideal - to make philanthropy a societal norm. Yet,...
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Philanthropy has been a hallmark of England’s oldest privately owned bank C. Hoare & Co for nearly 300 years.Hoare’s Bank’s deep-seated charitable tradition was established by founding father Sir Richard...
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In early 2011, Michael Harris and Adam Pike founded YoungPhilanthropy.org.uk – a new initiative to introduce young professionals to a career of giving and a future as leading philanthropists. One...
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Tom Hughes-Hallett, who is stepping down after 12 years as chief executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care to devote more time to encouraging philanthropy, previously enjoyed a 25-year career in...
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Former Sydney-based Man Group executive Rachael Dove, 31, began her giving career in her twenties, but it was being raised in a home where helping others was the norm that...
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Global investment bank Nomura acquired Lehman Brothers in 2008 and, despite community partnerships being uncommon in its home market of Japan, Nomura agreed to develop a new unique combination of...
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The Prince of Wales Seeing is Believing programme was a key element of the inspiration for international law firm Allen & Overy’s project SmartStart . Its aim is to increase...
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80,000 Hours 80,000 Hours is a community whose members focus their careers on helping others by campaigning, inspiring others, researching or becoming professional philanthropists. Business in the Community A business-led...
Charlie Green
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Charlie Green, pictured far left, a founder and director of the Private Equity Foundation , shares his experience of giving “I first got seriously into philanthropy back in 2006 when...
Dr Michael Moody
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In each newsletter Philanthropy UK invites an influential person from the philanthropy sector to tell us what books have most inspired and shaped their approach to philanthropy. Our ‘influential reader’...
The Business of Giving
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By Peter Grant, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, January 2012. 280pp. Hardcover. ISBN 978-0230336797 £26.00 Special readership offer – 50% discount. Buy this book for £13.00* To order, visit www.palgrave.com and enter...
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Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen As the ‘2.0’ in the title indicates, the aim of this book is to show donors how they can become part of the next generation of philanthropists, by...
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Fraser Green According to the publisher: “At the end of the day, donors are just people. And people go through their days moving between their three natural dimensions – the...
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Coutts, in association with New Philanthropy Capital and the Community Foundation Network Four out of five philanthropists support local charities, often fuelled by the desire to make a difference in...
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Tris Lumley, Benedict Rickey and Matthew Pike
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Iona Joy, Matthew van Poortvliet, Sarah Hedley, Benedict Rickey and Eibhlín Ní Ógáin Philanthropic resources are scarce, yet often allocated according to personal beliefs and emotional connections. This substantial report...
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Benedict Rickey, Iona Joy & Sarah Hedley Social investment is a widely-mentioned concept that is seldom fully understood. This report sets out with admirable clarity what it is (the provision...
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Lena Baumgartner, Rachel Findlay and Clare Yeowart This guide for corporate funders provides practical guidance for funders to help them make the most of their giving while at the same...
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A gathering of over 400 people marked the 7 th annual meeting of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) on 16-17 November in Torino, Italy. The theme of this year’s...
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The title of the whole initiative of which the recently ended Bellagio Forum was part is The future of Philanthropy and Development in the Pursuit of Well-being . Going on...
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London on 1 December 2011 saw the long-awaited launch of SIAA, the Social Impact Analysis Association . The challenge for social impact analysis, said Jeremy Nicholls, chief executive of the...