#Global20 – Interview with Robin Millington, CEO, Planet Tracker

As the Pacific Ocean transitions from a three-year cooling period known as 'La Niña,' during which the highest temperatures ever recorded were observed, it is now entering an 'El Niño' phase, causing a rise in temperatures once again. Robin Millington, the CEO of Planet Tracker, discusses the significant implications this will have on global food production.

In this Global 20 interview, Robin emphasises the role philanthropic funding can play in addressing the challenges related to food supply, and highlights the increasing responsibility of large food companies in the face of climate change-driven pressures on our food production.

#Global20 – Interview with Emma Beeston, Philanthropy Advisor

The realm of philanthropy presents abundant opportunities to support inspiring people and organisations dedicated to driving social change. It can also be full of a daunting number of choices regarding how and where money can make a positive impact.

The role of a philanthropy advisor guides philanthropists through all the options, yet it can be likened to a film producer - behind the scenes, often unknown, yet integral to a blockbuster movie!

In this Global 20 interview, our CEO and Founder Ben Morton-Wright talks to Emma Beeston about her new book 'Advising Philanthropists', which she co-authored with Beth Breeze. They discuss the emergence of philanthropy advising as a not-at-all fluffy profession, unpack how the sector is evolving with collective collaboration and Emma’s optimism for the younger generation creating impact with their lives.

Is philanthropy recession-proof?

With a potential global recession on our doorstep, what lessons can we apply to the current situation and how can we build sustainability and future-proof philanthropy?

In his blog post Lincoln Size explores what history teaches us and how the answer lies in changing our mindset to giving. The days of rattling the tin are over!

#Global20 – Interview with Dr Doug Gurr, Director, Natural History Museum

In the latest of our Global 20 series, we are privileged to bring you a penetrating interview with Dr Doug Gurr, Director of the Natural History Museum in London. Formerly Global Vice-President and Head of Amazon UK, and Chairman of the British Heart Foundation, Doug is highly respected for his visionary leadership and recognised globally for his remarkable contributions to the realms of technology, business, and public service.

In this deeply compelling interview, Doug talks to our Chair Iain Rawlinson about his journey from the corporate to non-profit world, the ground-breaking work being carried out that measures the pristine natural biodiversity on the Earth’s surface, and the pressing challenges posed by the threat of a sixth mass extinction.

Do listen or watch until the end as Doug imparts his belief that there is hope for the future as a path is found where global economic growth is still possible without over consuming the Earth's precious and natural resources, whilst emphasising the collective responsibility in this endeavour.

Announcing our new Honorary Chair, Europe

We are thrilled to announce a promotion within our organisation. Our President of Global Philanthropic Europe, Dr Pam Davis, will move to a new role of Honorary Chair from January 2024.

As an integral member of our team, Pam has consistently exemplified the highest standards of professionalism, strategic vision, and unwavering commitment to the charitable sector and philanthropic community. Her valuable contributions, innovative thinking, and exceptional guidance have also significantly shaped our company’s success.

New Global Philanthropic Europe Senior Leadership Vacancy

Are you a highly driven and experienced leader? As our global business grows we are excited to announce an opportunity for an exceptional individual to join Global Philanthropic as a senior member of our Europe team. Highly networked with extensive experience working in the philanthropic arena, the successful candidate will be a strategic thinker who will be pivotal in leading our team in delivering outstanding service to our clients, developing innovative programs and maximising revenue generating opportunities.
The successful candidate will be joining us at an exciting time of unique challenge and opportunity.

#Global20 – Interview with Douglas Gautier, CEO & Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre

Many of the best cultural organisations and art centres worldwide are very cognisant of their responsibility to diversity and accessibility. With Australia being one of the most multicultural communities on the planet, Douglas Gautier, CEO and Artistic Director of Adelaide Festival Centre knows only too well where arts and culture flourish generally, so does harmony and tolerance and a better understanding of walking in somebody else's shoes.

In this interview our Vice President of Australia, Lincoln Size, talks to Douglas about how philanthropy has contributed to the arts and culture in Australia, examines the role of corporates in arts philanthropy and asks what advice he would give to philanthropists who may be wondering how to have the greatest impact with their support of the arts.

Medical Research and Translation: The intersection of government and philanthropy

Whilst Australia is a world leader in medical research, it still has challenges in moving new ideas through the research pipeline to become new medicines, therapies and services that improve health. In this article discover more about the symbiotic relationship between government, business and philanthropy and how extraordinarily generous donations by some of the nation’s wealthiest residents and donors is helping to bring long-term societal change and eradicate diseases.

Working with IFAW to help fund pioneering and innovative ways to help all species flourish.

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) is a global non-profit organisation helping animals and people thrive together. Working across oceans, and in more than 40 countries around the world, IFAW rescues, rehabilitates and releases animals, restoring and protecting their natural habitats. Conservation problems today are urgent and complicated; to help solve them, IFAW matches fresh thinking with bold action.

Turning purpose into action with CSR and ESG

Many a company has jumped on the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) bandwagon to legitimise their social responsibility. But in doing so, have they delivered meaningful social impact, or merely marketed their social credentials to enhance employee engagement and brand?