Campaigning and advocacy play a number of different roles in society today and the work done by interest groups, not for profits, philanthropists and social investors have produced major changes in the UK and internationally over the last decade.
Of interest to professional advisers to (U)HNWI and to philanthropists and social investors is the impact of value based investments which has emerged as one way of campaigning and influencing in a new way. This is especially important to millennials, next gen and women of wealth. But organisations bringing their investments in to their campaigning and aligning mission with values in such a way is still controversial.
At this event, philanthropists and social investors will discuss their approaches to campaigning including harnessing public opinion as a force for good, the methods they are using, risks to be managed by philanthropists and social investors, and challenges and issues; the latter especially in light of the recent media stories on NGOs.
During the event we will look at, both traditional ways of campaigning and new innovative ways to influence society. We will further explore leveraging the role of NGOs in campaigning and how philanthropy can support developing campaigning in the UK and internationally. Some of the questions that will be addressed at the event are:
- What are the various roles philanthropists can play in supporting campaigning/advocacy?
- How can impact investment and value based investments be used in campaigning?
Chair: Alexander Rhodes, Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Panel: Paddy Walker, J Leon & Co Ltd; Hassan Elmasry, Global Co-Chair, Human Rights Watch; Rachel Oldroyd, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism; Alan Brown, Governor, Wellcome Trust.
Philanthropy Impact would like to thank Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP for generously hosting this event.
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