Public Conference "Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy" 8 June 2022, 6.30 pm : programme and registration

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DAS in Strategic and Operational philanthropy 2021 - 2022 - Registration open for single modules / CAS in Operational philanthropy

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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 key philanthropic foundations with an international reach.

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 2022 Conference will be dedicated to the theme of "Social entrepreneurship".

The GCP has defined 5 priority topics: Taxation and Philanthropy, Social entrepreneurship and Hybrid entities, Why do people give?, Diversity in the governance of the non-profit sector and AI and philanthropy.

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

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Clarity, convergence, voice: philanthropy’s emerging after-war paradigm, 12.05.2022, Alliance Magazine

Face à la guerre, les entreprises ne sont pas moralement neutres, 01.04.2022, Bilan

Formation continue à l'Université de Genève, 01.03.2022, ThePhilanthropist

Ready for tomorrow - New forms of working in the future, 28.02.2022, ThePhilanthropist

Unexpected parallels between philanthropy and taxation, 28.01.2022, Philea

Neues Handbuch zu Steuern und Philanthropie, 10.01.2022, ThePhilanthropist

Dossier "Les philanthropes retournent à l'école", décembre 2021, Bilan magazine

Philanthropie, se former pour plus d'impact, décembre 2021, TV Bilan, Henry Peter

Étudier la philanthropie en formation continue, 25.11.21, L'Agefi

Philanthropie et incitations fiscales, la nécessité d’un juste équilibre, 24.11.21, L'Agefi

No-profit sempre più professionali, 01.10.21, Il Quotidiano (RSI)

La philanthropie vue par les neurosciences comportementales, 30.09.21, Revue Choisir

Corporations as new philanthropists, 13.09.21, Alliance magazine

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