Global Philanthropic founder Ben Morton Wright looks at what we can learn from the father of modern philanthropy, Andrew Carnegie.
Global Philanthropic has been running the Talking Philanthropy forum for four years, igniting discussion around some of the sector’s most intriguing topics. This year, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, they will stream it online for the first time.
With several thousand registered attendants at the time of writing, this may well be the biggest global philanthropy forum ever convened. This year’s format will be a hybrid, streamed from schools in Singapore and Cambridge, and joined by hosts from around the world.
What is the theme?
The forum will focus on the roles governments, NGOs, philanthropists and the charity sector play as part of the philanthropy eco-system. International philanthropists, NGO leaders and experts will discuss wealth distribution across health, education and the environment, and look at how this has changed over Covid. They will also consider the dramatic growth of Ultra High Net Worth individuals, and what this means for the philanthropic landscape.
The event – taking place on 14th May – will predominantly look at how financial and intellectual capital from Asia-Pacific can play an influential and developmental role in international philanthropy. On the aims of the conference, Global Philanthropic founder Ben Morton Wright says:
“Talking Philanthropy 2021 will be a game-changer to help us all address the – world’s greatest inequalities during these challenging times.”
Nominate someone for a philanthropy award
As well as showcasing stimulating discussion, the conference will also celebrate philanthropic achievements through giving out two awards:
- Lifetime Contribution to Philanthropy – awarded to somebody who has demonstrated a sustained commitment and contribution to philanthropy. The individual’s actions, leadership and generosity will have impacted others across the world, changing lives for the good and inspiring others to do the same.
- Outstanding Young Leader in Philanthropy – awarded to somebody under the age of 25, who is making significant contributions to the philanthropic sector. Their inspirational actions will have motivated other young people to get involved in philanthropy.
Global Philanthropic is asking for nominations to be submitted by 23rd April. To nominate, head here (scroll to the bottom of page).