Events

Past events

2021

22.09.2021 | 16h00-17h15 - Webinaire "Investir en créant de l'impact" (Banque Alternative Suisse)

Panel:

  • Olivier Schott, responsable Romandie et conseil placement, Banque Alternative Suisse
  • Laetitia Gill, directrice exécutive, Centre en Philanthropie de l'Université de Genève
  • Sabrina Grassi, directrice générale, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, Genève

Modération par Loïs Siggen Lopez, journaliste à la RTS


21.09.2021 | 12h-13h30 - Philanthropy Lunch "hors les murs" : L’Espace Tourbillon : un projet innovant à Genève pour les entreprises sociales

Exceptionnellement, cet événement s'est déroulé sur le site de l'Espace Tourbillon (Plan-les-Ouates). Une visite des lieux a été organisée à l'issue du Philanthropy Lunch (13h30-14h15).

 

INTRODUCTION – 12h00 

Prof. Henry Peter, directeur du Centre en Philanthropie

PANEL – 12h05

Marc Maugué, secrétaire général de la fondation Hans Wilsdorf

Pierre-Yves Tapponnier, directeur de la Fondation Immobilière pour le Développement des Entreprises Sociales (FIDES)

David Hiler, ancien président du Conseil d’État, président de la Fondation Colis du Coeur et membre du conseil de la Fondation PRO

Panel modéré par Laetitia Gill, directrice exécutive du Centre en Philanthropie

CONCLUSION – 13h20

ACTUALITES du GCP – 13h25

Prof. Henry Peter

FIN – 13h30

Visite de l’Espace Tourbillon – 13h30-14h15

 

Un enregistrement vidéo de l'événement sera bientôt disponible.


14.09.2021 | 11h30-14h30 - Digital Skills Matchmaking

Cet événement propose aux entreprises intéressées par le digital de faciliter les échanges et créer des partenariats gagnant-gagnant autour d'une sélection de projets digitaux innovants.

Intervention de Laetitia Gill: "Les partenariats à l’ère des objectifs de développement durable de l’Agenda 2030".

Événement réservé aux membres d'IMS.


25.05.2021  | 10am-11am - Online Seminar: Taxation, philanthropy and implications for practice (ERNOP Science and Society Seminar Series 2021)

Based on a recent report, Dr Giedre Lideikyte Huber (Senior Tax Lecturer, GCP) shared her knowledge in this seminar, and discussed as to why it is justified to grant tax reliefs to philanthropic initiatives, a fact which is sometimes questioned to the detriment of the non-profit field.

 

The ERNOP Science and Society Seminars are a monthly series of online seminars in which researchers from ERNOP philanthropy research centres and academic chairs present their state of the art work through online presentations.


20.05.2021 | 12.15pm-1.45pm - Philanthropy Lunch: How to combine purpose and profits

INTRODUCTION - 12.15pm
Prof. Henry Peter, Head, Geneva Centre for Philanthropy

PRESENTATION - 12.20-12.50pm

Prof. Alex Edmans, London Business School, who drew on his new book: “Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit” 

PANEL DISCUSSION AND Q&A - 12.50-1.40pm

Dr. Guido Bolliger, Head of Investment, Asteria Investment Managers

Prof. Jean-Pierre Danthine, E4S Managing Director, EPFL

Prof. Philipp Krueger, University of Geneva (GSEM, GFRI)

Dr. Gesa Pellier, Head Global Health Affairs, Novartis

Panel moderated by Prof. Laurent FrésardUniversità della Svizzera Italiana (USI)

CONCLUSION - 1.40 pm

Prof. Henry Peter

UPDATE on the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy's activities
Laetitia Gill, Executive Director, Geneva Centre for Philanthropy

 

The video is now available >>

You can also download the PPT presentation>>


29.04.2021 | 12h-13h45 - Philanthropy Lunch Fondations actionnaires

INTRODUCTION – 12h00 

Prof. Henry Peter, directeur du Centre en Philanthropie

PANEL – 12h05

Marianne Philip, présidente du comité danois pour la gouvernance des fondations (en anglais)

Virginie Seghers, co-fondatrice et présidente de Prophil, De Facto

Achim Hensenco-fondateur de Purpose Stiftung & Purpose Venture (en anglais)

Panel modéré par Delphine Bottge, Academic fellow du Centre en Philanthropie

CONCLUSION - 13h35
Prof. Henry Peter

ACTUALITES du GCP – 13h40

Laetitia Gill, directrice exécutive du Centre en Philanthropie

 

La vidéo et la présentation sont à présent disponibles.


15.04.2021 | 12h-14h - Rencontre MIA : “La diversité dans les organes dirigeants d’organisations non-profit (fondations ou associations)"

Introduction par Aline Freiburghaus, Directrice romande de Swiss Foundations

Intervenantes : Laetitia Gill, Directrice exécutive du GCP et Aline Kratz-Ulmer, Academic fellow du GCP

La vidéo ainsi que la présentation sont à présent en ligne.


25.03.2021 | 12h15-13h30 - Le rôle des émotions positives dans la motivation philanthropique

INTRODUCTION – 12h15

Prof. Henry Peter, directeur du Centre en Philanthropie

PANEL – 12h20

Prof. Tobias Brosch, directeur du Consumer Decision & Sustainable Behavior Lab, UNIGE

Prof. Florian Cova, Département de Philosophie et membre du Centre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives (CISA), UNIGE

Modéré par Prof. David Sander, Directeur du Centre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives (CISA), UNIGE

CONCLUSION – 13h20

Actualités du GCP – 13h25
Laetitia Gill, directrice exécutive du Centre en Philanthropie

 

La vidéo de l'événement est  à présent disponible >>

Prenez quelques minutes pour répondre au questionnaire d'évaluation>>


18.03.2021 | 2pm - Geneva Trialogue 2021 - Blended Finance for Open Innovation and SDGs

What is the role of philanthropy in supporting education for the SDGs? The panellists engaged in a variety of topics, such as philanthropic giving for educational equity, engaging philanthropy with local realities, education and philanthropic return, and education for philanthropy.

PANEL

Renaud Vuignier, Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC), Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing, China
Nadia Isler, UN SDG Lab
Cherie Nursalim, GITI Group, Indonesian Government
Giuseppe Ugazio, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations Chaired Assistant Professor in Behavioral Philanthropy at GFRI

Moderated by Laetitia Gill, Executive director of the GCP

Watch the session>>


17.03.2021 | 3pm-3.30 pm - Spotlight session - Taxation and Philanthropy (OECD netFWS's 2021 Annual Meeting)

As part of the OECD netFWD’s 2021 Annual Meeting “Strategic Foresight & Philanthropy: Learning from the future to shape the post-2030 agenda”, this spotlight session featured the findings from the first large-scale international comparative study on Taxation and Philanthropy, led by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy.

David Bradbury presented this report, with opening remarks by Prof. Henry Peter, Head of the GCP.

You can now download the presentation>>


11.02.2021 | 12.00-13.30 - Rencontre en ligne MIA : “Les nouvelles modalités de financement à impact sociétal”

Cet événement a lieu dans le cadre du cycle “Philanthropie et recherche de fonds” de la Maison internationale des associations.

A l’aide d’exemples concrets tirés de la pratique, cette présentation visera (i) à présenter certains des enseignements qui peuvent être tirés des projets d’ores et déjà initiés et (ii) à fournir des pistes aux associations qui envisagent d’explorer de nouveaux chemins en vue de financer leurs activités.

Intervenants :

Prof. Henry Peter, Directeur du GCP

Philipp Fischer, Academic fellow du GCP

 

La présentation est disponible>>. La vidéo est également en ligne>>.


02.02.2021 | 12h15-13h30 - Philanthropy Lunch: How can philanthropy support companies to advance human rights? 

Panel moderated by Prof. Henry Peter, Head of the GCP

Speakers:

Prof. Dorothee Baumann-Pauly, Director of the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, UNIGE (Geneva School for Economics and Management) and Research Director at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights

Dr. Giulia Neri-Castracane, Lecturer UNIGE, Lawyer

François Zimeray, former French Ambassador for Human Rights, Lawyer

Conclusion and update of the GCP activities, Prof. Henry Peter

 

Watch the video>> and have a look at the presentation>>


2020

16.12.2020 | 14h15-15h30. Online panel discussion “Towards a novel understanding of non-WEIRD philanthropy”

Panel:

Gilles Carbonnier, Vice president, ICRC
Etienne Eichenberger, Managing Partner at WISE - Philanthropy Advisors
Sonia Sanmartin, Founder, In Emotion


Moderation:

Prof. Giuseppe Ugazio, Holder of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations Chair in Behavioral Philanthropy, UNIGE
Dr. Joost Monks, Lecturer, UNIGE


This event takes place at the occasion of the "Many Faces of Philanthropy" semester course (GSEM)


 

25-26-27.11.2020 International Conference Taxation and Philanthropy, University of Geneva

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  • 26.11.2020 - 18:15-19:45 - Conference open to the public (video>>)

Key note speaker: Mr Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD.

Presentation of the results of an international study conducted jointly by the OECD and the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy.

At this occasion, the Fondation Lombard Odier Prize for Academic Excellence in Philanthropy will be awarded.

The Concept Paper of the Conference describing the principal research questions and the programme are available.

 

More info on the Conference website>>


 

18.11.2020 | 12.00 pm- 1.30 pm - Key learnings from the Lemanic region and opportunities for other cantons

How can we further strengthen the philanthropy ecosystem? How can we do better, more efficiently? What can other cantons learn from the Lemanic region?

One year after the publication of the study « Doing Better, More Efficiently : Measuring and Enhancing Philanthropic Vitality in the lemanic region », this webinar is the opportunity to discuss key learnings, next steps and opportunities for engagement.

Speakers :

Dr. Maximilian Martin

Prof. Henry Peter

Dr. Pascale Vonmont


 

17.11.2020 - Online Legal update for International NGOs

Event organised by the Centre d'Accueil de la Genève Internationale, in partnership with the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy

Tuesdays, 12h15-13h00

Past sessions: 27.10, 03.11, 10.11


 

11-13.11.2020 - Arnova Conference 2020

  • 13.11.2020, 5:45 pm: Online workshop "Advancing Knowledge of Nonprofit and Philanthropic Education"  

"Public-private partnership in higher education: A case study of the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy presented by Kinga Zsofia Horvath and Prof. Henry Peter.

The presentation of the event is now available>>


29.10.2020 - Diversité dans la gouvernance des fondations

INTRODUCTION – 12:15 pm 

Prof. Henry Peter, directeur du Centre en Philanthropie

PANEL – 12:20 pm

Modéré par Laetitia Gill, Directrice exécutive du GCP

Catherine Labouchère, présidente de la fondation ISREC

Dr. Aline Kratz-Ulmer, Academic Fellow du GCP

Nicolas de Tonnac, membre du conseil de la fondation Foyer Handicap

CONCLUSION  1:20 pm

ACTUALITES du GCP – 1:25 pm 
Henry Peter

FIN – 1:30 pm

 

The presentation is now online, as well as the video>>


 

20.10.2020 - Impact HUB Ticino : "La Responsabilità Sociale delle Imprese, la Filantropia e gli SDGs"

Presentation by Prof. Henry Peter.

The presentation is now online here >>


 

01.10.2020 - Online Philanthropy Lunch

Philanthropic funding for individuals: historical and contemporary challenges

Panel- 12h15

Ludovic Tournès, Professor of International History, UNIGE

James Allen Smith, Vice-President and Director of Research and Education of the Rockefeller Archive Center 

Michel Carton, Emeritus Professor in Development Studies, The Graduate Institute

Anton Tarradellas, Researcher and Lecturer in International History, UNIGE

Panel moderated by Prof. Henry Peter, Head of the GCP

Q&A – 1:00 pm

CONCLUSION - 1:20 pm 

UPDATE on the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy – 1:25 pm 
Laetitia Gill, Executive Director, Geneva Centre for Philanthropy

End – 1:30 pm

The presentation and the video of the event are now online.


 

22.09.2020 - Philanthropy Lunch virtuel : Mapping the Swiss Philanthropic Landscape through big-data

PANEL – 12:00 pm 
Moderation by Prof. Henry Peter

Prof. Giuseppe Ugazio, holder of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations Chair in behavioural Philanthropy. Presentation of the mapping research on Philanthropic foundations

Karin Jestin, Strategic Philanthropy Advisor and Founder, Philanthropic & Humanitarian Initiatives (PHI)

Marc Pfitzer, Managing Director, FSG

Q&A – 1:00 pm

UPDATE on the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy – 1:25 pm
Laetitia Gill, Executive Director, Geneva Centre for Philanthropy

END – 1:30 pm

OPEN SESSION – 1:30 - 2:00 pm with Prof. Giuseppe Ugazio for the participants who would like to pursue the discussion

 

The powerpoint presentation and the video of the event are now online.


 

12.06.2020 - Philanthropy Lunch virtuel : Université de Genève, COVID et Philanthropie: les initiatives pro-sociales de l’Université et de ses partenaires dans le contexte du COVID-19

Evénement présidé par Yves Flückiger, recteur de l'Université de Genève.

INTRODUCTION – 12h15 

Prof. Yves Flückiger, recteur de l’Université de Genève

Prof. Henry Peter, directeur du Centre en Philanthropie

PANEL – 12h20

Dre Stéphane Couty, secrétaire générale de la fondation des HUG

Prof. Samia Hurst-Majno, cheffe du groupe Ethical, legal, and social issues de la Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force et directrice de l'Institut Éthique Histoire Humanités (IEH2) de l'Université de Genève

Firoz Ladak, CEO des fondations Edmond de Rothschild

Dr Thomas Maillart, Président d’Open Geneva et Maître d’enseignement et de recherche à l’Université de Genève

Patrick Odier, Président de la fondation Lombard Odier

Panel modéré par le prof. Henry Peter

FIN– 13h30

Vidéo de l'événement disponible en ligne >>


 

06.02.2020 - Philanthropy Lunch : La fondation à l'épreuve du temps

 Speakers:

Dr Parisima Vez, ancienne professeure titulaire à l’Université de Fribourg, responsable de la surveillance des fondations du canton de Fribourg
Dr Lukas von Orelli, président de SwissFoundations, directeur de la fondation Velux, Zurich 
Monsieur Jean Pirrotta, directeur de l’autorité de surveillance des fondations du canton de Genève

Panel modéré par Dr Loïc Pfister, associé chez LPPV avocats, Lausanne, membre de conseils de fondation.

The summary notes and the powerpoint presentations are available.


 

2019

11.12.2019 - Philanthropy Lunch: " Water as a public good: Room for philanthropy" 

Speakers:

Dr. Danilo Türk, Chairman of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace and former president of Republic of Slovenia 

Dr. Mara Tignino, Lead Legal Specialist, Platform for International Water Law at the Geneva Water Hub; Reader, Faculty of Law and Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva

Cédric Lecamp, Senior Investment Manager – Thematic Equities, Pictet-Water fund

Panel moderated by Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva and Geneva Water Hub; Member of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace

The summary notes and the powerpoint presentation are available.


 

17.10.2019 - The art of giving - Art law and philanthropy

Maison des fondations, Geneva, 8.15 am - 6.00 pm

Annual conference of the Art Law Foundation (ALF) and the Centre for Art Law (CDA) organized in partnership with the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy.

The Programme and the summary notes are available.


 

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Watch the full lecture online >>

More info >>


 

01.10.2019 - Opening Conference of Uni3 - Vers une nouvelle philanthropie ?

Key note: Henry Peter, Head, Geneva Centre for Philanthropy

Free entrance. Uni Dufour, Auditoire Rouiller, U300 |2.30

Watch the full conference online >>


 

01.10.2019 - Forum des fondations 2019, IMD Lausanne

Meilleures pratiques de gouvernance pour répondre aux besoins sociétaux ?

SwissFoundations event, in partnership with ACAD, AGFA, Geneva Centre for Philanthropy, IMD and proFonds

Programme


 

11.09.2019 - Philanthropy Lunch: "Philanthropic organization and business activity: 
what are the tax issues?
"

Speakers:

Prof. René Bekkers, Director of the Center for Philanthropic Studies at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, Member of the Scientific Committee of the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy

Dr. Raphaël Gani, Judge, Swiss Federal Administrative Court

Prof. Xavier Oberson, Professor of Swiss and International Tax Law,  University of Geneva

Panel moderated par Dr. Giedre Lideikyte Huber, Senior research associate, Geneva Centre for Philanthropy

Summary notes and the powerpoint presentations are available.


 

27.06.2019 - Philanthropy Lunch: "Why do people give?"

Speakers:

Prof. Florian Cova, Lauréat FNS Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship 2018 in philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and CISA, University of Geneva

Dr. Emma Tieffenbach, lecturer in Philosophy of Philanthropy, Academic fellow of the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy

Prof. Giuseppe Ugazio, Assistant Professor, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations Chair in behavioural philanthropy

Panel moderated by Prof. David Sander, Head of CISAUniversity of Geneva

More info >>

Summary notes and the powerpoint presentation are available.


 

2018

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10.12.2018 - Colloque "Philanthropie, émotions et empathie: quels liens ?"

more info >>


 

02.10.2018 - Forum des fondations 2018 "Les meilleurs pratiques de gouvernance des fondations - quelle actualité?

SwissFoundations event, in collaboration with  proFondsAGFAACADIMD and the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy

18.09.2018 - Philanthropy Lunch: "Genève et la philanthropie : un état d'esprit ?" 

Speakers:
«Genève, une philanthropie galopante»
Prof. Olivier Fatio, professeur honoraire, Faculté de théologie, UNIGE

«Quels défis humanitaires attendent Genève?»
Dr. Peter Maurer, président, CICR

Modération: Prof. François Dermange, professeur d’éthique, Faculté de théologie, UNIGE

Summary notes and last news from the Centre are available


 

17.09.2018 -  "Philanthropy & Global health: opportunities for sustainable impact", in partnership with the Club Diplomatique de Genève. (sur invitation)

The presentations are available.


 

06.06.2018 - Philanthropy Series: "Institutional investors’ engagement 
and other ESG policies: why and how?" Organized by the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy, in partnership with the University of Cambridge


 

08.05.2018 - Philanthropy Lunch: "Ethique: quelle priorité pour faire le plus de bien?"

Organized by the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy, in association with Effective Altruism Geneva

Summary notes and presentation  are available.


 

19.04.2018 - Conférence: "2018 OECD Report on Global Philanthropy for Development"

in association wit h the Graduate Institute and OECD 


 

 22.02.2018 - Philanthropy lunch: "Engage or exclude: What is the best way to align investments with mission?"

Organized by the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy, in association with ethos and Cambridge University.

Summary notes and the presentation are available. 


 

2017

21.11.2017 - Philanthropy lunch: "Impact Measurement: What's new?"

Organized by the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy, in association with Philanthropy Impact

Summary notes and the presentations are available.

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