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Together we can do it: The potential of philanthropy for the SDGs

Crises and radical changes characterise this year. Many of us realise: we must work for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world! What can foundations contribute? We show this in our new online report.

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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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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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Contrasts and Speed - Philanthropy in Asia

Over a thousand delegates met at the Asian Venture Philanthropy Association’s (AVPA) annual conference. Felix Oldenburg about Contrasts and Speed.

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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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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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The "do no harm" approach for foundations

Despite the presence of the best intentions it happens time and again that projects by foundations have undesirable side effects that do more harm than good. How can this be avoided?

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Current studies on work in the foundation and philanthropy sector – where are we heading?

The summer break is over! This is the perfect opportunity to reflect on our work in the foundation and philanthropy sector: where should we be heading in the coming months and years?

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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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