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Philanthropy and the SDGs: Getting Started

April 25, 2019

In 2015, the countries of the world came together at the United Nations and signed on to a historic agreement called "Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," which included a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs chart a way forward to a just, secure, and sustainable future for people and the planet. This guide introduces the SDGs and explores how philanthropic funders can align with them to increase their impact on the issues they care about.

Multi-stakeholder collaboration and SDGs

Philanthropy and the SDGs: Practical Tools For Alignment

April 25, 2019

This guide provides practical steps for philanthropic funders that are ready to align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—the global agenda for people and planet adopted by all countries at the United Nations in 2015. In this guide, you'll learn how to plan, assess, report, and take action on the SDGs, and you'll read illuminating examples of other funders facing and resolving challenges similar to yours.

Multi-stakeholder collaboration and SDGs; Tools, frameworks, effectiveness

Filantropia e os ODS: Ferramentas Práticas para Alinhamento

April 25, 2019

Este guia fornece as etapas práticas para os financiadores filantrópicos que estão prontos para se alinhar aos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS) - a agenda global para pessoas e o planeta adotada por todos os países nas Nações Unidas em 2015. Neste guia, você aprenderá como planejar, avaliar, relatar e agir sobre os ODS, e lerá exemplos esclarecedores de outros financiadores que enfrentam e resolvem desafios semelhantes aos seus.

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

Filantropia e os ODS: Primeiros Passos

April 25, 2019

Em 2015, os países do mundo reuniram-se nas Nações Unidas e assinaram um acordo histórico chamado "Transformando o Nosso Mundo: a Agenda 2030 para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável", que incluiu um conjunto de 17 Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS). Os ODS traçam um caminho para um futuro justo, seguro e sustentável para as pessoas e o planeta. Este guia apresenta os ODS e explora como os financiadores filantrópicos podem se alinhar com eles para aumentar seu impacto sobre as questões com as quais se importam.

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

Scaling Solutions Toward Shifting Systems

October 1, 2017

This report marks the findings and recommendations RPA have so far in the process of encouraging funders to work in more collaborative ways to place longer-term, adaptive, and responsive resources with grantees and investees to accelerate scalable solutions that target systemic changes addressing pressing global problems. The input of dozens of funders, in addition to the perspectives of the organizations who receive grants and impact investments, was crucial in formulating the recommendations contained here.

Critical philanthropy and power; Impact investment, corporate, blended-finance

Engaging Philanthropy in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Lessons Learned and Ways Forward

September 24, 2015

Since its inception in July 2014, the Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy -- soon to be called the SDG Philanthropy Platform or Platform for short -- has created vital linkages between an emergent philanthropy sector from around the world, the United Nations (UN) and some governments. It is leveraging the strengths of these stakeholders to contribute to the achievement and localization of the SDGs. Several key successes can be claimed:A clear track has been created for philanthropy to engage more deeply and in a more unified manner with the UN-led SDG process through concerted advocacy, communications and awareness-raising strategies.Progress has been made towards creating a global knowledge base around philanthropy's significant role in development initiatives around the world.Credible strides have been made in developing a data repository on philanthropic giving.

Multi-stakeholder collaboration and SDGs

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

Women and Giving

January 1, 2012

Think of this slim booklet as an experienced friend -- a partner who can guide you in investigating, learning and maybe even getting inspired by how women give.Think of it as a companion as you explore how philanthropy can add to your life and the life of your loved ones.

Gender and Philanthropy

Solutions for Impact Investors: From Strategy to Implementation

November 1, 2009

In writing this monograph, our main goal is to provide impact investors with tools to tighten the link between their investment decisions and impact creation. Our intent is threefold: to attract more capital to impact investing; to assist impact investors as they move from organizational change to executing and refining their impact investment decision-making process; and to narrow the gap within foundations between program professionals and investment professionals thereby contributing to a mutual understanding and implementation of a portfolio approach to impact investing.Additionally, we intend to help break down the barriers making it difficult to identify opportunities in impact investing. To this end, we provide examples throughout the monograph and at of impact investment opportunities in most major asset classes.While we understand the important role that impact investors can play in providing financial capital, we also want to acknowledge the wide range of non-financial resources needed to address the world's problems. Our intent with this monograph is not to provide a comprehensive list of investments across asset classes nor any type of investment advice with regard to the selected profiles. We strongly encourage the reader to conduct their own assessment and evaluation for risk and suitability before considering any investment.

Impact investment, corporate, blended-finance

Philanthropy in a Changing Society: Achieving Effectiveness Through Diversity

April 23, 2008

Analyzes diversity programs funded by foundations since the early 1990s, both in personnel and in giving, with a focus on racial/ethnic diversity. Includes a review of progress within foundations, a summary of programs and tools, and recommendations.

Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure

Transforming Collections Into Philanthropic Opportunities

October 1, 2007

The following monograph captures the rich discussion from The Fine Art of Tangible Assets symposium and provides the reader with next steps for transforming treasured collections into valuable philanthropic capital.

Cultures of Giving; Family, HNWI, and independent philanthropy

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