We are very pleased to announce a new topic focus for some events and wider discussions during the first half of 2017.
Building on to some of the insights gained from previous events, including on the future of wealth and the future of doing good, this new initial perspective explores potential future shifts in the field of High Impact Philanthropy. Available as both a presentation and an essay, it is authored by Prof. Cathy Pharoah of Cass Business School, London. It highlights some of the issues being raised as the worlds of impact investing and philanthropy increasingly overlap as more organisations and investors seek to help create lasting change. Many are now asking about how donor expectations will evolve, how giving will scale, how best to create and measure impact and where new models within philanthropy will emerge.
To address these and other questions, we are running a series of events over the next few months in London, Mumbai, Singapore, New York and Dubai that will explore the emerging shifts, understand new global and regional priorities and highlight what leaders in the fields of philanthropy and impact investing feel will define success. As with all Future Agenda projects, we will build on this initial perspective by bringing together a rich mix of expertise to challenge assumptions, share insights and co-create an enriched, informed future view for all.
If you would like to get involved as participants or hosts, do let us know and we can share more details. Equally if you have any feedback on the initial perspective or other comments do let us know by email, Twitter or Linked-in and we will make sure these are shared and included in to the mix.
At a time where much is being asked of philanthropy and its ability to successfully direct much-needed investment into key areas of challenge and opportunity, we very much look forward to hosting this important debate and sharing insights.