Tagged: Research

Brazil: A Global Agribusiness Powerhouse

Did you know that Brazil is the second largest (volume) food producer in the world? They are also a long way off from reaching their full potential. Currently Brazil has almost 70m hectares of...

Academic Research Made Accessible to All!

As they say, information is power. Yet, most research remains tucked away behind paywalls. This means that unless your computer is on the network of a university with an expensive subscription, you have to...

American Generosity Peaks in 2015

According to a report released by the Giving USA Foundation, which conducts research and education on philanthropy, Americans are donating more money to charity than ever before as total charitable donations from individuals, estates,...

Is The Gates Foundation to Big?

The headline has probably caught many by surprise. How can anyone call for an international investigation and a public inquiry into one of the biggest philanthropists of all time?!? Well, in January the Global Justice...

2016 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index

BNP Paribas Wealth Management, together with Forbes Insights, released new research into the giving habits of wealthy philanthropists. The report, BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index 2016, analyzes individual giving in Europe, the United States, Asia...

Southern Africa Impact Investing Hotbed

After analysing the impact investing market in Asia, East and West Africa, GIIN, together with Open Capital Advisors, has now also analysed the Impact Investing market in Southern Africa. Many believe Impact Investing has...

What Makes a Good Life?

Many wonder what keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life. Most think it’s fame and money, however according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger you are wrong. As the director of a 75-year-old...

Poor to Gain from Bureaucracy

It may sound ludicrous and many of us hate it, yet, increased bureaucracy may be just what ‘the poor’ in developing parts of the world need. Presently, four billion (!) people live without an...