The Business of Philanthropy

Badr Jafar

The Business of Philanthropy – a series of conversations with thought and action global leaders hosted by Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, exploring the changing nature of philanthropy within and from the emerging markets.

All Episodes

Professor Muhammad Yunus, a Nobel Peace Laureate & Founder of Grameen Bank, and Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, discuss the role of social businesses in solving global challenges.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/RSyckBo2EjI

Nov 22

24 min 51 sec

Masami Sato, the founder and CEO of B1G1, and Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, discuss building bridges between business and non-profits to boost social impact on communities.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/RhdFdcO7rGk

Oct 14

20 min 44 sec

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, founder of the Barjeel Art Foundation, and Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, discuss the correlation between socioeconomic development and the arts, and some of the differences in philanthropic trends around the world.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/dcXGVa5NVps

Oct 4

26 min 57 sec

Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, CEO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation, and Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, discuss the intersections between technology, medical research, and philanthropy.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/5pP0KPfmOys

Sep 27

14 min 7 sec

Sanjit Bunker Roy, Founder of the Barefoot College, and Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, discuss the impact of indigenous knowledge, grassroots projects, and scaling the “Gandhi Model” of social impact on communities.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/PUpDSf7Yif0

Sep 12

30 min 25 sec

Fadi Ghandour, Executive Chairman of the Wamda Group, and Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, discuss the crucial role of entrepreneurship in marginalized communities and ways to strengthen the interactions between business and philanthropy.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/UdXkcPvpS6 

Sep 6

25 min 14 sec

Kathleen Chew, director of the YTL Foundation, and Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, discuss the role of education in changing lives and corporate philanthropy within Southeast Asia. Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/srKy9Mv-wpw

Aug 30

31 min 12 sec

Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and The Portland Trust, and Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, discuss the role of financial investments in enhancing social outcomes.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/vD5op0-V8Fg

Aug 26

24 min 27 sec

Fady Jameel, Vice Chairman of Community Jameel, Founder and Chairman of Art Jameel, and Deputy President and Vice Chairman of Abdul Latif Jameel, and Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy discuss the Jameel family’s philanthropic activities and the importance of supporting science, art and culture in and from the Middle East & North Africa.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/iRJXnPnoSbQ 

Aug 22

23 min 36 sec

Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder of Cobra Beer and the Cobra Foundation, and Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, discuss the intersection between business principles and the practice of philanthropy in emerging markets.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/HFsrCvpxla4

Aug 16

22 min 30 sec

Rasha Alturki, CEO of Alnahda Society, and Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, discuss Alnahda's role in supporting women's socio-economic empowerment, and the shifts in the nature of philanthropic activity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/pgr7GaRCJyw

Jul 31

21 min 28 sec

Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, and Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, speak about the governance of philanthropy, the intersection of technology and philanthropy, and how private philanthropy can help alleviate global challenges.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/U3z0VyL6aGo

Jul 19

30 min 52 sec

Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy discuss the future of development and development financing, including the role of technology, and how philanthropy's ability to connect with innovation can help re-think development pathways. Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/agmfDNLYHuU

Jul 18

18 min 35 sec

Muna Al Gurg is the Director of Retail at Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group. She is a businesswoman, a philanthropist, and a prominent advocate for the role of women and business in the Gulf Region. In this discussion, Muna speaks to Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, about philanthropy in the Middle East and her advice to youth aspiring to work in this field.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/RUIqwnITZGI

Jul 15

18 min 34 sec

Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), speaks with Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, about the kind of capital that is needed to meet the humanitarian needs on the ground in the coming years, the forces that have been driving the demands of the ICRC, and the engagement opportunities that the ICRC provides for strategic philanthropists. Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/-byrgzHLuBQ

Jun 28

25 min 33 sec

Azim Premji, Founder Chairman of Wipro, speaks to Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, about his personal journey in philanthropy, the evolution of the culture of giving and philanthropy in India, and more.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/-byrgzHLuBQ

Jun 21

10 min 21 sec

Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Acumen, author, social enterprise supporter and TED speaker, speaks with Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, about her entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy, the opportunities for learning and collaboration between more traditional business and social sectors, and the moral leadership skills needed to create meaningful innovation and impact.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/X3QzlWeMzx8

Jun 14

24 min 7 sec

Tony O. Elumelu, C.O.N. leading investor and philanthropist and Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation speaks with Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, about ways to alleviate today’s socio-economic challenges in Africa, and the relationship between entrepreneurship and philanthropy.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/qZ30KEhfU3I

May 27

23 min 1 sec

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, talks to Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy Badr Jafar about his three decades of humanitarian work, changes in funding opportunities and ways that local businesses can play a role in mitigating the global humanitarian situation.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/Xo0waTglaVY

May 16

21 min 58 sec

Baroness Valerie Amos, the Master of University College, Oxford and an exceptional thought and action leader in the UK public sector, discusses the effects of behavioral shifts, and the pervasiveness of technology on the field of philanthropy with Badr Jafar. Also available on YouTube. Follow the below link:https://youtu.be/WqyCfqlUd4M

May 5

26 min 10 sec

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco exchanges thoughts with Badr Jafar on climate change, biodiversity, water security, and the role of philanthropy to accelerate positive change and bolster innovation to scale impact.Also available on YouTube.  Follow the below link:https://youtu.be/38_nwQbnFTI

Apr 19

27 min 27 sec

A conversation with President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), David Miliband, and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, on the rise of fast-growing economies and its impact on our ability to fund humanitarian relief operations, including how we can create coordinated local solutions to complex local challenges.Also available on YouTube. Follow the below link:https://youtu.be/3CM4UitTvTc

Apr 7

17 min 33 sec

Her Excellency Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers Association in conversation with Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, discussing entrepreneurship, social change, youth participation, technology, and philanthropy in the MENA Region.Also available on YouTube. Follow the below link:https://youtu.be/LOWqWZPCvys

Mar 31

22 min 37 sec

HRH The Prince of Wales discusses environmental stewardship, the Terra Carta, and related opportunities for engagement by the next generation, with Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/1aMJIklf0gU

Mar 22

27 min 1 sec

H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Chairman of Mashreq Bank, chairman of Al Ghurair Investment and Founder of the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund in a conversation with Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, discussing the role business leaders can play to address the regions social and economic challenges, the changing nature of philanthropy and the Gulf and the Middle East and more.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/7PX7VCi3dTI

Mar 8

18 min 4 sec

Listen to this conversation between Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, and Mike Milken, Chairman of the Milken Institute, an accomplished philanthropist, financier, and public health and medical research innovator, as they discuss the optimal role for private philanthropy in the field of medical research, the potential that technology holds for transforming philanthropic impact and more.Also available on YouTube. Follow the link below:https://youtu.be/dXkqMdqtCEI

Mar 4

36 min 42 sec

Hailing from Saudi Arabia, the largest economy in the Arab region, HRH Princess Lamia Al Saud, the Secretary General and a member of the Board of Trustees of Al Waleed Philanthropies, speaks to Badr Jafar about the organization’s humanitarian aid efforts around the world, its role in supporting the country’s Vision2030 strategy, and her advocacy work in support of women.Also available on YouTube. Please follow the link:https://youtu.be/zSFbfhHjXiE

Feb 17

18 min 53 sec

Listen to this conversation with Prof. Klaus Schwab, Founder & Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, where he shares his hopes for the coming years, and discusses issues around inclusivity, and the most effective ways to elevate diverse voices in the global agenda. Other topics discussed include the evolving role of #philanthropy, the power shifts taking place towards global growth markets, and the outlook for youth engagement.Also available on YouTube. Please follow the link:https://youtu.be/gwDJivIcVz4

Feb 8

28 min 31 sec

Will COVID-19 have a lasting impact on how people will think about the role of private philanthropy in responding to global challenges? Is there a rise in philanthropic activity within and from emerging markets? What are the best ways to successfully engage and collaborate with the next generation of strategic philanthropists? Bill Gates weighs in on these key questions in this interview with Badr Jafar.Also available on YouTube, please follow the link:https://youtu.be/Bhla02Xj74s

Jan 31

6 min 58 sec

Listen to this insightful interview with #IMF’s Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva and the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy’s Founding Patron Badr Jafar as they discuss the evolving role of #philanthropy and the related opportunities and challenges around the strategic deployment of vast sums of philanthropic capital to help solve our world’s greatest challenges.Also available on YouTube. Please follow the link:https://tinyurl.com/q94nqlat

Jan 31

30 min 14 sec

Listen to this conversation between University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope, and CSP Founding Patron Badr Jafar, discussing the links between academic research to impactful and scalable #philanthropy within and from the emerging markets.Also available on YouTube, follow the link:https://tinyurl.com/4w7q9mr6

Jan 26

21 min 14 sec

The Business of Philanthropy – Examples of questions explored in this interview with renowned philanthropists Nandan and Rohini Nilekani, conducted by Badr Jafar: Are there some golden rules for strategic #philanthropy? How is technology changing the philanthropic sector? How will COVID-19 impact our ability to achieve the #SDGs by 2030? What are the current trends around giving in #India? Also available on YouTube, follow the link:https://youtu.be/CBYICN-HYA4

Dec 2020

23 min 26 sec