Charity law in China

Karla Simon (ICCSL) reports for Alliance magazine: “While Chinese public security officials are wary of foreign charities, the academics point out that foreign charities such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation give great assistance in certain funding areas in China, such as health care.”

Social Impact Investment in Latin America — Lessons From Colombia

“Philanthropy is on the rise in Latin America. And, increasingly, corporate foundations, wealthy families, and high net worth individuals are getting involved in social impact investing. In a region where the government is still the default for social programs and overall philanthropy remains low, especially compared with the U.S., this is a welcome development.” Article by Gabriel Sanchez Zinny.

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013, Hamba kahle Madiba

Nelson Mandela stood for equality and justice and honor, and by example showed us the power of humility and forgiveness. We should honor him, now and always, by continuing his life’s work through increased empathy, collaboration and peacebuilding throughout the world.

Bill and Melinda Gates foster philanthropy down under

Bill and Melinda Gates recently met with some of Australia’s wealthiest next gens as part of a programme to promote philanthropy among the nation’s younger high net worth individuals. The meeting was orchestrated by WINGS member Philanthropy Australia, which represents wealthy philanthropic families and their foundations, as well as corporate trusts.