London Summit 2016

London Summit 2016

European Philanthropy's Role in Addressing Global Challenges

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 / 10:15 am - 11:15 am

The 21st century has seen a surge of philanthropy in Europe, evidenced by a significant rise in individual philanthropists and foundation activity. While this upturn reflects a global trend, European philanthropists, in particular, have distinguished themselves for their innovation and creativity in tackling transnational initiatives like the refugee crisis, climate change and security concerns. Similarly, Europe has advanced a range of models for taxation, foundation structure, blended social financing and public-private partnerships. In this session, a select group of leading global philanthropists will analyze the shifting European philanthropic landscape and share ideas on how best to optimize and harness this recent dynamism to spark sustainable and systemic change.


Melissa Stevens

Executive Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute


Charles Chen Yidan

Founder, Yidan Prize; Core Founder, Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Michelle Dorian

Co-founder, Institute of Imagination

Sir Michael Hintze

Founder, CEO and Senior Investment Officer, CQS

Alisa Swidler

Philanthropist and Activist

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