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Hansjörg Wyss, a Swiss-born entrepreneur, has pledged $125m (£72m) to Harvard University to create the Hansjörg Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

Wyss’s gift, which is the...

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Former US President Bill Clinton announced 250 Commitments to Action, worth $8 bn (£4.5 bn), at the fourth Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting.

In total,...

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The HMRC consultation on the Substantial Donor legislation ended 7th October.

Anti-avoidance legislation was introduced in Section 54 of the Finance Act 2006 to target...

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Kevin Brennan, MP for Cardiff West, has replaced Phil Hope as Minister for the Third Sector in the Cabinet Office.

Brennan previously was Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Children,...

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The UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the Enhanced Analytics Initiative (EAI) have announced that they will join...

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  • 15 Oct (London): The Funding Network (YTFN), a spin-off of The Funding Network for young people (18-30ish), is holding its first official funding event.
  • 17 Nov (London): Ethical Investment Research
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Paul Newman, who died on 26th September, was an era-defining figure in twentieth-century Hollywood cinema. His philanthropic legacy may last even longer.

Newman used his celebrity and success to help others,...

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Business leaders have donated £5m to the Royal Society Enterprise Fund to finance technology spin-outs from scientific research.

The venture philanthropy fund will provide seed...

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Private bank Coutts & Co has launched a pilot advisory service and donor advised fund for philanthropists who are interested in the environment.

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