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Are they spending as much on the needs of others as the rest of us? cdwheatley/Getty Images

Rich folks aren’t that stingy after all

Reliable data on charitable giving is hard to come by. But based on the information available, very rich people are at least as generous as everyone else.
On April 15, Finland’s foreign minister Pekka Haavisto (pictured in September 2019) announced on that his country would voluntarily increase its funding of the Wolrd Health Organization. Wikipedia

Debate: It’s time for us all to fund the World Health Organization

The world rightly expressed shock and dismay at Donald Trump's suspension of US funding for WHO. To respond, other governments, funders and citizens are urgently needed to fill the gap.
Fire cut a devastating swath through Australia in 2019-20, leaving a heavy toll of death and destruction in its wake. (Shutterstock)

Money won’t save the planet, so philanthropy needs to adapt

Philanthropy in the form of financial donations is not a solution to the natural disasters caused by climate change. A new philanthropy of social change is needed.
Jack Ma speaks at a meeting of the World Economic Forum Foundation in 2015. Jolanda Flubacher/World Economic Forum

China: rise of a new philanthropic power

From helping fight coronavirus to supporting education and biodiversity projects, China's tech billionaires have moved boldly into philanthropy, continuing what is an ancient tradition.
Dealing with grand challenges: It’s not about the rains, it’s about the drains. Shutterstock

How some corporations can have positive impact in communities

Companies can make a significant contribution to the resilience of communities, and they need not do so only for philanthropic or regulatory reasons. At times, it makes good business sense.

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