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El Papel de la Filantropía Global en la construcción de puentes entre las culturas para asegurar una sociedad justa

February 23, 2017

Conference presented by Dr. Attalah Kuttab, at WINGSForum, in Mexico City, on the 23th of February 2017. Translation into Spanish was made by Asociación de Fundaciones Empresariales - AFE Colombia, based on the original version in English and with authorization from the author.

Cultures of Giving; Latin America and the Caribbean

Analysis of the Report on Poverty in Colombia Based on the Sustainable Development Goals to AFE Foundations

October 24, 2016

This analysis informs AFE Foundations of the main findings of the technical report presented on the 2nd of March 2016 by the National Administrative Statistics Department (DANE), 'Monetary and Multidimentional Poverty in Colombia 2015'. The data from this report has a relationship with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the work that each AFE Foundation is doing at national or regional level.This technical report shows the advancement of improvements in Colombian society regarding general and extreme povery and multidimentional poverty. The focus of sections of this report divides in national, rural and urban-heads and metropolitan, and a division by Colombian regions. The report shows a comparison with the data from the year 2014 and presents progress since the year 2010. The structure of this analysis is as follows: first the definitions of concepts of poverty, extreme poverty and multidimensional poverty, secondly, a review of the concept of SDG 1 that refers to 'End poverty in all its forms everywhere', however, as the General Assembly of the United Nations mentions: 'The Goals and objectives have an integrated and indivisible nature and conjure the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental'. Thus, working on one SDG means working on all of them, and that progress in one means progressing on them all. It is important to understand how other SDGs influence poverty, therefore, this is included in this analysis. We then analyse the results using the index of monetary and multidimensional poverty, being analyzed by area: rural, urban, and national or by region according to the definitions of DANE. Finally, we give recommendations to Foundations. 

Latin America and the Caribbean; Multi-stakeholder collaboration and SDGs

Private Funds for Social Transformation: Philanthropy and Private Social Investment in Latin America Today

December 1, 2015

This study is the result of a joint initiative between four associations of foundations in Latin America: the Group of Foundations and Corporations in Argentina (GDFE); the Group of Institutes, Foundations and Corporations of Brazil (GIFE); the Association of Corporate and Family Foundation of Colombia (AFE), and the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi). These organizations, with the help of the Avina Foundation and Avina Americas, the Inter-American Development Bank (BID) and the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), collaborated on an analysis about the trends and challenges facing philanthropy and private social institutional investment in the region, and identify opportunities to increase the number of initiatives and improve its impact.

Enabling environment and civic space; Latin America and the Caribbean; Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure

Recursos privados para la transformación social - filantropía e inversión social privada en América Latina hoy

October 1, 2015

El concepto de inversión social privada (ISP) ha tomado fuerza en los últimos años, sobre todo en Argentina, Brasil y Colombia, y se ha instalado como guía en el mundo fundacional y empresarial. El predominio conceptual de la ISP se logró,en general, contraponiéndolo a la filantropía, otorgándole grandes virtudes a la primera y muchas limitaciones a esta última. Solo recientemente la filantropía está empezando a recuperar un valor positivo, e incluso en algunos casos, a ser entendida con el significado que suele darle una gran parte de la comunidad internacional.

Family, HNWI, and independent philanthropy; Impact investment, corporate, blended-finance; Latin America and the Caribbean

Post-Event Report: Fostering Commitment and Leadership for Philanthropy's Engagement in the Post-2015 Development Agenda for Colombia

March 12, 2015

On March 12, 2015, the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, along with the Asociación de Fundaciones Empresariales AFE Colombia, (Association of Corporate and Family Foundations in Colombia), the Foundation Center, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Ford Foundation, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and The MasterCard Foundation, launched the 'Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy and Private Social Investment', a new project that seeks to identify opportunities and promote strategic multi-stakeholder partnerships for philanthropy and private social investment. Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy and Private Social Investment' envisions to use the framework of Post-2015 Development Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as a common ground for the collaborative work.

Enabling environment and civic space; Multi-stakeholder collaboration and SDGs

Promoting Accountability and Transparency - AFE

January 1, 2015

This papers illustrates Asociación de Fundaciones Empresariales (AFE) as a case study on how WINGS members promote accountability and transparency in the sector. This case study is part of WINGS Accountability and Transparency in Philanthropy and Private Social Investment Toolkit.

Latin America and the Caribbean; Transparency and accountability

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