Global Philanthropic was founded in Hong Kong in 2002. This year marks our 20th birthday and to celebrate we will be sharing 20 interviews with key leaders in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector over the next year.

Join the discussion at #Global20.

Lady Edwina Grosvenor

Our first #Global20 interview is with Lady Edwina Grosvenor.

Lady Edwina Grosvenor is an English philanthropist and prison reformer. Also known as the Prison Philanthropist. She is the founder and trustee of the charity The Clink, and founder of the charity One Small Thing. She shares with Ben Morton Wright what drives her as a philanthropist and what lessons we can learn, from her experience and journey with philanthropy.

Hans Pung

Matthew Moss, Associate, Global Philanthropic, interviews Hans Pung, President, RAND Europe.

RAND Europe is a not-for-profit public policy research organisation that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. Hans and Matthew discuss the long term impact the pandemic could have on education for this generation of youth and the impact of mental health on society during the pandemic. Research shows the inequality for both education and mental health for disadvantaged communities around the globe. But it’s not all bad news, there’s some research highlighting steps we could take to mitigate some of the long term impacts.

James Thornton

Pam Davis, President, Global Philanthropic (Europe), interviews James Thornton, CEO, Client Earth.

James Thornton launched ClientEarth in 2007, sparking fundamental change in the way environmental protections are made and enforced across Europe. Now operating globally, Client Earth uses advocacy, litigation and research to address the greatest challenges of our time – including nature loss and climate change.

Griff Green

Ben Morton-Wright, CEO, Global Philanthropic Holdings, interviews Griff Green, Co-Founder of Giveth.

Cryptocurrency, or crypto as it’s more widely known, is any form of currency that exists digitally or virtually and uses cryptography to secure transactions. This alternative form of payment is clearly more than a passing fad, having now been in existence for more than a decade. Nevertheless, it remains widely misunderstood and shrouded in mystery, with doubts over its ethics and a reluctance to use it. Discover more as Ben interviews digital currency expert Griff, and prepare to be enlightened as he explains how crypto is a game-changer in the philanthropic landscape whilst it helps to build the future of giving.

Lord Simon Woolley

Pam Davis, President, Global Philanthropic (Europe), interviews Lord Simon Woolley, Principal of Homerton College, University of Cambridge.

In this interview, Lord Woolley explains how philanthropists can empower beneficiaries and allow them to be the experts in making impact – and why ‘sewing a golden thread’ to link all stakeholders will help philanthropy to turbocharge change..

Prof David Lalloo

Ben Morton-Wright, CEO, Global Philanthropic Holdings, interviews Professor David Lalloo, Director of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).

In this interview, Professor Lalloo talks about how LSTM responded to the challenges of COVID and how interconnected the world is, particularly with diseases, and how these diseases expose the challenges and the frailties in society.

Geoff Holt

Ben Morton-Wright, CEO, Global Philanthropic Holdings, interviews Geoff Holt MBE, DL, Yachtsman and Disability Sports Ambassador.

In this interview, Geoff talks about the challenges facing charities in the disability sector, the importance of brand and how The Wetwheels Foundation has structured its model as well as its strategic long term thinking and development plan.