StiftungsZentrum.ch organized a Forum on Philanthropy and behavior change - building bridges to fund system change on Thursday, 20th September 2012 in the Centre de ConfÃ©rences VarembÃ©, Geneva, Switzerland.
It takes more than ever all sectors to make progress on the most important and far-reaching environmental challenges. Foundations and philanthropists have to be an advocate to address system change. What constitutes success for foundations in funding behavior and system change? Should foundations direct more resources into work that questions values and system change, rather than initiatives that work with the environmental, social and political status quo? How does public sector funding for environmental initiatives compare to funding from foundations? How do foundations, social investors and philanthropists measure the social return of their activities? How effective are tools and guidelines for impact oriented reporting?
Numerous practitioners in the field of philanthropy met on this occasion and addressed these issues with first-hand experiences, case studies, research and results.