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Is Philanthropy Out Of Step with the Times? - Exploring Tax, Equality and Transparency - 11 September 2019

Host SIG
Philanthropy Advisors
Event type
Meeting/Seminar
Venue
STEP
Address
3rd Floor, Artillery House North
11-19 Artillery Row
London
SW1P 1RT
Date
11 September 2019
Time
16.00 Arrival and registration; 16.30-18.00 Presentations and Discussion; 18.00-19.30 Networking reception; 19.30 Close
Description

The Philanthropy Programme 2019 - Event 3/4

“What would the daughters of the rich do with themselves if the poor ceased to exist?” ― Angela Carter, Saints and Strangers

Anand Giridharadas’ book Winner Takes All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World is highly critical of modern-day philanthropy and, at this year’s World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, when historian Ruter Bregman then called on those present to “stop talking about philanthropy and start talking about tax”, the video went viral.

In the past 10 years the financial crisis increased social inequality, alongside which public attitude to wealth is becoming more hostile with attention around how wealthy people give back or invest in social causes having intensified. At the same time, giving by ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWI) over this period has stagnated. Among the UK’s millionaire population, the median annual amount given is just £240-£500.

In the third event of the 2019 Philanthropy Programme series, an expert panel will discuss the public perception of philanthropic giving by the wealthy. Is it appropriate to incentivise philanthropy with tax breaks, or does this give an unfair advantage to those on higher incomes? Should the wealthy get to decide which causes are ‘worthy’. Is philanthropy the right way to address inequality?

Speakers include:

  • Jake Hayman, CEO, Ten Years’ Time
  • Natasha Müller, Philanthropist and Impact Investor
  • Simon Weil, Partner, BDB Pitmans LLP
  • Gavin Oldham, Chair and Founder, The Share Foundation

Why attend?

Events often focus on the positive aspects of philanthropy. However, to promote philanthropy and encourage more wealthy families to give, it is helpful to understand the challenges and criticisms that are levelled at the field. We invite you to a lively discussion to explore what some of these are and consider how they might be addressed - whether you believe them to be valid issues or simply misconceptions.

Produced by: Philanthropy Impact  STEP Philanthropy Advisors SIG   

www.philanthropy-impact.org/the-philanthropy-programme

www.step.org/the-philanthropy-programme

CPD
1.5

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Cost:
Philanthropy Advisors SIG Member - £65
Philanthropy Impact Member - £65
STEP Member - £65
Non-member - £80
Contact name
Philanthropy Programme Administration Team
Contact phone
+44 (0)20 3752 3734 / 35
Contact email
philanthropy-programme@step.org
Details
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Register Add to Calendar events/philanthropy-out-step-times-exploring-tax-equality-and-transparency-11-september-2019 09/11/2019 16.00 09/11/2019 Arrival and registration; 16.30-18.00 Presentations and Discussion; 18.00-19.30 Networking reception; 19.30 Close STEP, 3rd Floor, Artillery House North , 11-19 Artillery Row, London , SW1P 1RT Is Philanthropy Out Of Step with the Times? - Exploring Tax, Equality and Transparency - 11 September 2019 The Philanthropy Programme 2019 - Event 3/4 “What would the daughters of the rich do with themselves if the poor ceased to exist?” ― Angela Carter, Saints and Strangers Contact: Philanthropy Programme Administration Team. Contact phone: +44 (0)20 3752 3734 / 35. Contact email: philanthropy-programme@step.org