Welcome to Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Philanthropy & Giving 2013. Whereas in the past we’ve focused on investment, banking and the stock market, our latest report focuses on giving back to society and the environment, for the good of both.
Philanthropy, in its ancient Greek meaning, means the ‘love of mankind’. Some of the world’s grandest museums, arts buildings and monuments wouldn’t have existed if it weren’t for generous philanthropists. Similarly, some of the gravest threats to humanity and the environment would be a whole lot worse without years of charitable giving.
In these pages, you’ll hear from environmental philanthropists like Ben Goldsmith, who calls the environmental crisis the biggest challenge facing our generation, and read about the Environmental Funders Network.
You’ll hear from the Charity Finance Group and the CCLA – two of the leading organisations in the UK charitable sector – about how charities should be investing responsibly so as to not contradict their central missions.
You’ll hear from Scorpio Partnership, which, through its research of ultra-high net-worths, perhaps has a better understanding of what makes the wealthy tick than any other organisation in the world.
Plus background, trends and statistics on philanthropy and charity more generally.
The quote on the front cover of this guide, by 19th century American journalist Gamaliel Bailey, reads, “Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.”
It’s an interesting suggestion, and one that would really shake up the way we think about money if it happened.
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To see a full list of all our 2013 reports, on topics such as investment, tourism, clean energy and financial advice, see here. The seven reports we produced in 2012, tackling issues from sustainable banking to responsible media, can be accessed here.