Philanthropy plays an ever-growing role in addressing social issues on local and global levels. It has become an important player in the third sector, and often intervenes on scales that are typically only reached by government or industry. Supporting themes that are close to their hearts, philanthropists are typically passionate about influencing and resolving key concerns for a more equal and sustainable world. With the purpose of supporting society by resolving social problems and creating opportunities in the long term for a more harmonious future, philanthropists have a significant impact on the improvement of many global issues.
Questions to be addressed
- What triggers the decision among influential leaders to engage in philanthropic work? Why is it important in today’s world?
- What role can philanthropic initiatives play when it comes to effective improvement of societal issues? What impact can philanthropy have on society and on development?
- Could the role of philanthropy be as important as that of the government or the private sector in solving societal issues?