Past events


Watch GCP CONFERENCES and seminar in 2024

30 May 2024 | How can philanthropy influence the international agenda?

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With the participation of:

  • Dr Anita Budziszewska, Member of the Department of Diplomacy and International Institutions, University of Warsaw & Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship Holder at the University of Geneva, Geneva Centre for Philanthropy
  • Dr Ali Mohammadi, President of Global Health & Security Consultants, Geneva and Professor of medical microbiology from UCL, London

  • Prof. Luciano Segreto, Professor of Economic History of Globalization at the University of Florence and Professor of Comparative Business History at the Bocconi University in Milan

  • Manuela Tortora, PhD (UNIGE, Graduate Institute), Former senior staff member, UN Secretariat

Moderation by Prof. Giuseppe Ugazio, Associate Professor & Chair in Behavioral Philanthropy and Finance, Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI), University of Geneva (UNIGE)

22 May 2024 | Forum de recherches sociologiques printemps 2024 | Société et santé durable : responsabilités collectives et enjeux citoyens

Format: In-person

Venue: Uni-Dufour, Salle U159

Schedule: 6.15 - 7.45 pm

8e séance - La santé durable : enjeux et défis

  • Prof. Nicolas Duvoux, Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint Denis

For more information, please contact Claudine Burton-Jeangros (claudine.jeangros(at) and/or Sara Vallerani (sara.vallerani(at)

14 March 2024 | 6 - 7.30 pm | International conference on Artificial Intelligence and Philanthropy

Format: In-person

Venue: Les Salons,Théâtre Les Salons, Rue J.-F. Bartholoni 6, 1204 Genève

The purpose of this public conference was to gather prominent scholars and practitioners in the field of AI and social sciences to further widen the discussion on the topic, and create a dynamic and informative exchange of ideas.

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7-8 March 2024 | Breaking Bad (Habits): How Can Foundations Move from Siloes to Shaping Future Innovation Ecosystems

Format: In-person

Venue: Milan 20144, Italy (BASE Milano "Cariplo Factory", Via Bergognone 34)

Amongst the speakers :

9 January 2024 | 2 - 5 pm | Legal Framework of Social Enterprises in Switzerland: Current Situation and Prospects

Format: In-person

Venue: Uni-Dufour (salle à confirmer), Rue du Général-Dufour 24, 1204 Genève

The seminar will begin with a presentation of the legal frameworks of social enterprises around the world, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of these specific structures. This will be followed by a presentation on tax issues related to social entrepreneurship, outlining ideas that could be adapted to the Swiss law. We will then look at the situation in Switzerland and the movement initiated by the Alliance for Sustainable Enterprises. The draft legal statute drawn up by the Alliance for Sustainable Enterprise's Legal Experts Group will be presented.


PRESENTATION 1 –  Social Enterprises Law Around the World - 2.05 - 2.45 pm

Q&A –  2.45 - 2.55 pm

PRESENTATION 2 – Social and Sustainable Enterprises and Tax - 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Q&A –  3.25 - 3.35 pm

BREAK - 3.35 - 3.55 pm

PRESENTATION 3 –  Proposal of a New Legal Qualification for Sustainable Enterprises under Swiss Law - 3.55 - 4.40 pm


END –  5 pm

  • Mara De Monte, Executive Director, GCP
    • Prof. Gulia Neri-Castracane, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, UNIGE
    • Prof. Dana Brakman Reiser, Centennial Professor, Brooklyn Law School
    • Prof. Sigrid Hemels, Full Professor, Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
    • Prof. Giulia Neri-Castracane, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, UNIGE
    • Jonathan Normand, Founder and Executive Director of the Swiss B Lab Chapter
    • Moderated by Prof. Henry Peter, Head, Geneva Center for Philanthropy, UNIGE