Past events


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


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.



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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.

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

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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


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


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?"


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

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Summary notes and the powerpoint presentation are available.