How philanthropy responds to the Corona Pandemic
Drawing on specific examples and individuals in its reports, The Philanthropist illuminates the context behind key topics in the philanthropy sector. The Philanthropist takes an in-depth look and speaks with local experts.
Sustainability is becoming one of the key criteria that play a role in shaping investment strategies, with the amount of sustainably invested assets skyrocketing. According to a market study carried out by Swiss Sustainable Finance, 21 percent of assets in Switzerland are currently managed in line with sustainable principles.
The use of specific numbers allows astonishing facts to be expressed in concrete terms. The Philanthropist reveals the story behind the figure, putting its importance into context.
According to the Jahrbuch der Hilfswerke 2019, 65 percent of small organisations (with operating expenditure of less than 1 million Swiss francs) have a woman at their helm. Is this a welcome development? Or is it a typical image of gender distribution at managerial level? The Stiftungsreport 2019 and the Jahrbuch der Hilfswerke 2019, published in early December, both pay particular attention to gender distribution across leadership positions within charities and NGOs. It’s an excellent opportunity for a moment of reflection.
Melanie Gajowski builds bridges between different worlds. She works in the financial industry, for environmental NGOs and social enterprises, and in the fields of zen, yoga and nature-based healing. She is also an ethicist, and sat down with The Philanthropist to reflect on the importance of money.
Recommendation of SwissFoundations, the association of Swiss grant-making foundations: The current crisis is worsening day by day and requires a great amount of solidarity, thoughtfulness and flexibility from all of us. We are particularly concerned about people who are severely affected due to their economic, social or health situation. However, this crisis also presents major financial and economic challenges for non-profit associations and organisations.