The United Nations will take a major step towards a more holistic approach to achieving global prosperity when it agrees the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its summit in New York this month. The new set of SDGs will also impact the way philanthropy is carried out.
As things stand, philanthropic foundations are increasingly favouring impact investment to realise their missions and strategic goals.
Social entrepreneurship is seen as the most effective way to fix definable problems on the ground that can be tackled by implementing a series of actions. These actions might require significant research or imagination, and involve many agencies, but there is usually a specific objective and measures of success.
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Recent research shows that Lebanon could witness an increase of 1.2 to 3.2 degrees in temperatures in areas that are already very arid and suffer from water shortage. An increase in temperature and a decrease in precipitation will have particular impact on the electricity sector - a higher cooling demand in summer and increased consumption for electricity. Rising sea levels and water scarcity in Lebanon could lead to internal climate migration and mass displacement from rural to coastal regions affecting agricultural output, jobs and livelihoods. The economic situation in the cities that are already prone to poverty, illiteracy and unemployment could become worse.Read More
At the IGP we fundamentally believe that citizens and communities should be at the centre of efforts to reimagine prosperity and to define what matters to them for a good quality of life. We do not assume what matters; we ask people to tell us what matters to them.Read More