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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 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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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

Loïc Pfister, avocat et docteur en droit spécialisé en droit des sociétés et des fondations, 22.07.21, La Matinale (RTS)

Appetite to further analyse the rationale and efficiency of tax incentives for philanthropy, 19.06.21, Alliance Magazine

L'altruisme est-il égoïste?, 12.05.21, Zoom Zen - Chroniques philosophiques (RTS)

A new form of philanthropy, 06.05.2021, The Philanthropist

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation faces uncertain governance after split, 05.05.21, Financial Times

Philanthropy is not only about giving money, 02.04.2021, new Special

Les nouvelles missions de la philanthropie, 22.02.2021, Leman Bleu

Filantropia e fiscalità, 20.02.2021, Corriere del Ticino

Le traitement fiscal de la philanthropie, 03.02.2021, La Tribune de Genève

Quelle fiscalité pour quelle philanthropie?, 02.02.2021, Newsletter Fondation de France

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

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