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Posted by | 24 June 2020
COVID-19 interviews: tax breaks for donors in CEE

[język polski poniżej / Polish below] *  *  * Tax breaks for donors in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) Interview with Magdalena Sławinska-Rzemek Magdalena Sławińska-Rzemek: Tax Advisor at V4 Legal, part of V4 Group. Lawyer. Trainer in tax and social security issues. Author of numerous publications on this subject. A graduate of the Faculty of...

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Posted by | 22 May 2020
COVID-19 interviews: dr Robyn Klingler-Vidra

Interview with Dr Robyn Klingler-Vidra Expert in Political Economy, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy in the Department of International Development at King's College London. Her research focus is on innovation, entrepreneurship, venture capital and the social impact of business. She is the author of The Venture Capital State: The Silicon Valley Model in East Asia (published by Cornell...

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Posted by | 20 May 2020
Social Impact – philanthropy that brings lasting change

[język polski poniżej / Polish below] *  *  * During the crisis, philanthropy that brings lasting change matters even more Author: Anna Korzeniewska, Founder of Social Impact Alliance for Central & Eastern Europe Original text was written for Forbes Poland, published on https://www.forbes.pl/ on May 17, 2020. When we invest our money, we entrust it to...

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Posted by | 15 May 2020
COVID-19 interviews: prof. Jerzy Hausner

[język polski poniżej / Polish below] *  *  * Philanthropy cannot be an impulse Interview with prof. Jerzy Hausner prof. dr hab. Jerzy Hausner - Professor of Economics, Faculty member of the Cracow University of Economics, Member of the Monetary Policy Council (since 2010). From the mid 1990’s, served many important public and government functions....

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Posted by | 03 May 2020
COVID-19 interviews: UBS on Strategic Philanthropy

UBS has a unique structure as a wealth management firm that has an in-house Foundation dedicated to helping its clients drive greater social impact. In many cases UBS Optimus Foundation cooperates with its clients to support them in directing capital  to tackle issues set out by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), – although this...

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Posted by | 25 April 2020
COVID-19 interviews: Danone

[język polski poniżej / Polish below] *  *  * Dominika Ziemkiewicz (DZ), Social Impact Alliance for Central & Eastern Europe: Emmanuel Faber, president of Danone, recently announced a rescue package for 15,000 companies working in Danone supply chain - farmers, suppliers and service providers for which you will spend a total of EUR 250 million....

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Posted by | 09 April 2020
Philanthropy at the time of COVID-19

In the face of a pandemic, business, philanthropists and public institutions are joining forces. And although philanthropy cannot replace the government's efforts to fight a pandemic, it can quickly, flexibly and sensibly support those who need help. There are many positive examples of such actions. When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic,...

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Posted by | 28 February 2020
Poland. 1 percent of tax. Does it really make a difference?

Every year, more and more people decide to share their 1 percent of tax with social purpose organizations – a tax mechanism introduced by the Polish government in 2003 to support social purposes. This mechanism is extremely important to the social sector but when you look at it closely, you can see its imperfections. Experts...

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Posted by | 03 February 2020
Is business benefiting from strategic philanthropy?

CEOs are facing quite a challenge. On one hand, they have to meet the expectations of shareholders - that the company will generate the highest possible profit. On the other hand, they are facing the expectations of stakeholders - employees, society, customers - that the company will be socially involved. Can strategic philanthropy, in the...

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Posted by | 07 January 2020
Redefining business (for good) – emergence of social enterprises in UK

Social enterprises are businesses created to further a social purpose in a financially sustainable way. We had a chance to speak to Jamie Palmer, Head of Social Enterprise Services at the EY Foundation, and Founder of Social Supermarket. Jamie sheds light on social enterprises in the UK, and the climate in which they operate, the...

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Posted by | 17 December 2019
2019 Impact Investing Summit (London)

Author: Marta Kozielska, UK Consultant for Social Impact Alliance for Central & Eastern Europe Impact Investing Summit London, Dec 4-5, 2019 Annually, Impact Investing Summit gathers experts and disruptors who innovate ways in which social impact is and should be more widely thought of, enforced and delivered by both individual and intuitional agents. The two-day...

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Posted by | 21 October 2019
Calculator for Philanthropists

While more and more people understand that supporting others is worth their time and effort, hardly anyone knows what measurable tax benefits it can bring to the donors themselves. This is why Calculator for Philanthropists (https://ceeimpact.org/calculator/) was created – the first online tool of this kind in the Visegrad Group countries. With just four clicks,...

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