Alliance breakfast club – 22 September 2016: How much influence does philanthropy have?
Kindly hosted by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), the discussion focused on the influence of philanthropy, and what limits, if any, should be imposed. The discussion was rooted in Alliance magazine’s September 2016 special feature: Does philanthropy have too much influence?
The panel included Sally Berkovic, Chief Executive of Rothschild Foundation Europe, Dr Linsey McGoey, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex and Adam Pickering, International Policy Manager at CAF. The event was chaired by Charles Keidan, editor of Alliance.
The discussion centred around the nature of philanthropic influence and the struggles associated with criticising philanthropy. As governments increasingly have fewer resources available to them, philanthropy has become much more prominent and assertive, but is this rise a panacea or a problem?