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March 26, 2018

The term “impact investing” celebrated its 10th birthday in 2017, a year where it seemed every other investment house launched a new fund offering to tap into the trend. But what does it really take to be an impact investor? And is the term being thrown around too loosely? Alexandra Newlove speaks to those active in the sector 

The term “impact investing” celebrated its 10th birthday in 2017, a year where it seemed every other investment house launched a new fund offering to tap into the trend. But what does it really take to be an impact investor? And is the term being thrown around too loosely? Alexandra Newlove speaks to those active in the sector 

October 7, 2013

Bill and Melinda Gates met with some of Australia's wealthiest next gens last week as part of a programme to promote philanthropy among the nation's younger high net worth individuals.

Bill and Melinda Gates met with some of Australia's wealthiest next gens last week as part of a programme to promote philanthropy among the nation's younger high net worth individuals.

The Gates – who have already given away a reported $28 billion (€20.6 billion) through their foundation – met with 20 scions of some of Australia's most famous dynasties for three hours in San Francisco.

Amanda Feenstra, daughter of communications baron Harold Mitchell, was on the trip, as well as Prue Pateras, a third gen of the Fairfax Media dynasty.

February 22, 2013

Some high-profile family business leaders have become the latest names to join the Giving Pledge – an initiative where billionaires promise publicly to give at least half their wealth to charity over the course of their lifetime.

Some high-profile family business leaders have become the latest names to join the Giving Pledge – an initiative where billionaires promise publicly to give at least half their wealth to charity over the course of their lifetime.

British entrepreneur Richard Branson – founder of Virgin – and his wife Joan have signed the pledge, along with Azim Premji – the second-gen chairman of Indian software company Wipro. They are among 12 billionaires who have joined the initiative this year.

March 1, 2007

Philanthropy is changing, and for the better. With billionaires setting a new standard in how their wealth can positively impact others, the world is set to become a better place. Sam Davis III and Dennis Jaffe discuss the thinking behind strategic philanthropy

Philanthropy is changing, and for the better. With billionaires setting a new standard in how their wealth can positively impact others, the world is set to become a better place. Sam Davis III and Dennis Jaffe discuss the thinking behind strategic philanthropy.

Sam Davis III is a Principal in Relative Solutions and a Fellow in the Family Firm Institute.
Dennis Jaffe is a founding partner of Relative Solutions.

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