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Are Poverty and Inequality the Defining Challenges of Our Time?

Spring 2015

Are Poverty and Inequality the Defining Challenges of Our Time?

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Welcome to Issue 8 of Philanthropy Impact Magazine! In this issue the contributors will explore the challenges posed by inequality, and the ability for philanthropists to be part of a global solution to eradicate poverty. Read on for articles on the nature of wealth and capitalism, grantmaker and business leader perspectives as well case studies of domestic and international initiatives. We hope you enjoy issue 8.

This issue is sponsored by Buzzacott 

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Inclusive capitalism is fundamentally about delivering a basic social contract comprised of relative equality of outcomes; equality of opportunity; and fairness across generations. Different societies will place different weights on...
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The question of poverty, disadvantage and inequality looms large in the public discourse. The effect of austerity on living standards has been substantial. Not least the reform of welfare provision...
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I recently wrote that the problem with poor people is they don’t have enough money. That sounds like a quip but in fact it is true.
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" I was delighted to share my thoughts but rather daunted by the enormity of the question"
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Much has been written about the economic contribution of philanthropy. Giving apparently makes people happier and as such should be encouraged as a general improvement in wellbeing is a ‘good...
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In September 2015 the world will recommitment to a series of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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What does it mean to be poor? Different things to different people, obviously. Relative poverty is a slippery concept, but no one has improved over what Adam Smith wrote back...
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Imagine a girl growing up in one of the world’s poorest countries...
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When Edison started selling electricity in 1882, over a billion people lived off-grid. Today, despite huge advances in technology, that number remains unchanged.
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It’s Saturday afternoon in London. A black dress is on display at the main window of a store in Oxford Street. The price? £5. Appealing deal? Absolutely.
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Every day in over 100 countries around the world, hundreds of thousands of people are arbitrarily detained, tortured, and denied access to counsel by the police.
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The loss of sea life is not only devastating to the marine environment, but it’s also a very real threat to the local communities who depend heavily on fish and...
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With a history spanning a century and with strong Quaker roots, the Trust has had a focus on social justice and equality issues from its very inception.
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More often than not, when ‘London’ and ‘inequality’ are mentioned in the same breath, it’s to draw a distinction between the capital as ‘economic powerhouse’ and struggling regions further north.
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Sadly many of the smaller, local, charitable organisations in the UK are struggling to survive...
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In 2014 Local Trust commissioned research focusing on the effects of public spending cuts and welfare reform including: poverty among people in work, reduced benefit entitlement and housing hardship.
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Allowing for everyone to live a dignified life has become an attainable goal, it has turned from a question of having enough or not, to a question of developing the...
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This year, a series of key global summits will attempt to set out a bold agenda: to tackle global poverty in a way which will leave no-one behind; and to...
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But Millennials, and youth in general, are not just a buzzword in debates, as they quite literally form the foundation of societies.
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I support causes where I feel I can have significant impact on a prevention-focused basis, in the areas where I feel I gained significant advantage due to my upbringing...
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There was once an understanding that wealth comes with responsibility but that is no longer the case and we need a social contract now more than ever. There is evidence...
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The ever provocative and influential philosopher Peter Singer has cast his eye over the subject of philanthropy and his new book The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism...
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The future world of work promises a new age of automation. So where exactly do humans stand in a 21st century labour market?
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While the broad definition of ‘social i nvestment’ can claim some of the responsibility for this phenomenon, the sheer variety of deals also reflects the need to consider unusual bedfellows...
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Most usually, a foundation will invite or respond to project proposals submitted to it by an established organisation. But there is another way... to Invest in Individuals with Ideas...
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If philanthropists want to make a dent in social problems, they first need to understand themselves.

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