Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Philanthropy: Globalising giving | The Economist

Philanthropy: Globalising giving | The Economist: The new signatories are an interesting mix of rich and emerging-economy money. The best known is Richard Branson, who used to be a notable sceptic about traditional personal philanthropy. British hedge fund boss Christopher Cooper-Hohn has also signed up, which will surprise no-one who has followed the activities of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation run by his wife, Jamie. Likewise, mobile phone entrepreneur, John Caudwell. As for David Sainsbury, a super market tycoon, he was starting to give away most of his pile long before Messrs Buffett and Gates even thought about it.

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