All posts by EZ-Scout Dr. Annette Kleinbrod

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The SDGs are our yardstick

Michael Beier, Chairman of the of the Heinz Sielmann Foundation talks about Fridays for Future and the importance of foundations for fighting climate change. 

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Two years as an EZ-Scout at the Association of German Foundations

Dr Annette Kleinbrod has been an advisor for international cooperation – EZ-Scout for short – at the Association of German Foundations for two years now, as part of a pilot project. We talked to her about her conclusions on completing two years.

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Greater sustainability with voluntary national reports

What do you think of when you hear about the city of Oaxaca in Mexico? For me, it’s the memory of a successful meeting with around 100 people from 30 countries who are committed to sustainable development.

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Agenda 2030, goal 16: foundations started to contribute on sustainable development

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda describes in its vision that sustainable development requires democracy, good governance and the rule of law. All over the world, this goal is being actively pursued, including by foundations. 

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Strengthening local development by social enterprise in Kenya

The Siemens Stiftung has founded WE!Hub Victoria Ltd. (WeTu) in Kenya. Rolf Huber, Managing Director of the Siemens Stiftung, explains in this interview how the social enterprise intends to develop sustainable solutions and structures for drinking water and energy supply, as well as e-mobility solutions.

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Highlights of the Mission Investing Forum 2018: Africa and sustainable development

What opportunities are there for interested foundations and philanthropists to use their assets both to fulfil their foundation purpose and to contribute to sustainable development in Africa?

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“Small amounts of money but a big impact”

Three questions to ...  Adrian Bosseler, Board of Directors of Bosseler & Abeking Children’s Foundation. The foundation helps children in poverty or need, both in Germany and in the so-called developing countries.

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Foundations support new ways of financing humanitarian aid

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) issued the world's first Humanitarian Impact Bond (HIB). What are the benefits and risks of the first HIB for all parties involved?

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Diversity

Diversity, i.e. the consideration of variety and heterogeneity in the formation of groups, teams and approaches. What does this discussion mean.

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