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 Geneva is one of the most important global philanthropy hubs. In 2017, the University of Geneva established the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy (GCP) to conduct global inter-disciplinary research and teaching in this field. The centre works in close cooperation with the different faculties in the University of Geneva.

The Centre for Philanthropy is a public-private partnership between UNIGE and a number of and number of key philanthropic foundations with an international reach.

GCP has defined 4 priority topics: Taxation and Philanthropy, Social entrepreneurship and Hybrid entities, Why do people give? and Diversity in foundation boards  

 Among its activities,  the GCP organises an international academic conference which offers open dialogue on innovative themes between academics researching in the field and different stakeholders. The 2020 Conference focused on Philanthropy and taxation gathering prominent scholars from around the world in different disciplines.


The GCP defines philanthropy as voluntary giving for the common good, the latter being codified by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

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Fiscalité de la philanthropie : trois pistes pour la Suisse, 19.01.2021, Blog Le Temps

Le don est plus complexe qu'on ne le croit, 21.12.2020, Le Temps / 16.01.2021, le Quotidien Jurassien

Tax support for Philanthropy: striking the right balance, 09.12.2020, WINGS

University of Geneva launches new certifying course in strategic and operational philanthropy, 07.12.2020, UN Today

Léguer aux Eglises, pourquoi pas?, 03.12.2020, Réformés.ch

Tax support for philanthropy: striking the right balance, 02.12.2020, Alliance Magazine

OECD calls for better regulation of tax benefits for rich donors (in French), 02.12.2020, Les Echos

OECD worried about risks of generous tax relief for philanthropy, 01.12.2020, International Investment

OECD warns of dangers of over-generous tax relief for philanthropy, 30.11.2020, STEP

OECD Issues Report On Tax Preferences For Philanthropy, 30.11.2020, Law360

The taxation of philanthropy (in French), 28.11.2020, Radio Canada-info

The belgian tax sytem for donations among the most generous (in French), 28.11.2020, Le Soir

Tax support for philanthropy: striking the right balance, 27.11.2020, blog from Pascal Saint-Amans and Henry Peter

La Philanthropie ne doit pas se substituer à l'Etat en dictant l'agenda des priorités, 27.11.2020, L'Agefi

La philanthropie et ses enjeux fiscaux, 27.11.2020, L'Agefi

Governments should strike a balance between encouraging philanthropy through tax support and ensuring effective, 27.11.2020, Mirage News

La philanthropie vient au secours de la santé,  27.11.2020, Bilan

OECD Notes Publication of taxation and Philanthropy Report, 26.11.2020, Tax Notes

Taxation and philanthropy report - Policy brief, 26.11.2020, OECD

Taxation and philanthropy report - Press release, 26.11.2020, OECD

The hazards of philanthropy and why its tax treatment needs a proper look, 23.11.2020, Geneva solutions

Les questions que pose le rachat du «Temps» par la fondation Aventinus, 20.11.2020, L'Agefi

Unserer Gesellschaft ginge es ohne Philanthropie schlechter, 20.11.2020, ThePhilanthropist

Harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence for Philanthropy: A call for action, 09.11.2020, UNToday

Œuvres de charité : recettes en baisse, 10.10.2020, RTS Un, Le journal 19h30

Econoclaste: l'optimisation fiscale pour tous, 17.08.2020, RTS, On en parle

Fortement touchées par le confinement, les ONG s'attendent à souffrir, 29.05.2020, RTS, Tout un monde

Quel impact la pandémie a-t-elle eu sur la philanthropie? 28.05.2020, Réformés - Le Journal

COVID-19: le Gouvernement suisse soutient le secteur de la culture, 09.04.2020, note d'Henry Peter et Anne Laure Bandle

Comment donne-t-on aujourd'hui, mars 2020, Réformés

When philanthropy is accused of jeopardizing democracy, 18.12.2019, CNN Money Switzerland

Le droit suisse peine à soutenir l’entrepreneuriat social, 28.11.2019, L'Agefi

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