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03 May 2020 | CEE INTERVIEWS
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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25 April 2020 | CEE INTERVIEWS
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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09 April 2020 | FORBES
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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28 February 2020 | FORBES
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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03 February 2020 | FORBES
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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07 January 2020 | CEE INTERVIEWS
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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17 December 2019 | CEE EVENTS
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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21 October 2019 | BLOG
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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27 September 2019 | CEE INTERVIEWS
Philanthropy and the tax issues

Magdalena Sławińska-Rzemek, Tax advisor V4 Group: Legal, Tax & Audit Advisory Group Helping others matters. Nowadays both the young and the elderly are aware of this. However, not everyone knows or remembers that donations can also bring financial benefits to the donor himself. This is due to the tax deductions. Why tax relief for donors?...

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13 September 2019 | BLOG
Philanthropy in numbers

370 billion Euro (427 billion USD). So much money, according to Giving USA, was donated to charity in the United States, one of the most mature markets in the world in terms of philanthropy, in 2018. According to Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen of Stanford PACS, Americans spend every third dollar donated to charity strategically. Strategically, meaning with...

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