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Policies to Promote Impact Investing in Chile

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down with President Sebastián Piñera of Chile who was interested in hearing a global perspective on impact investing and discussing ideas that Chile could consider to promote both foreign and domestic impact investing. President Piñera was recently elected to his second term, so he is no stranger to the importance of adopting good policies to address challenges faced by Chileans. Not surprisingly, he is an impressive man, with a keen knowledge of affairs local and abroad, and a clear agenda to advance Chile. An entrepreneur himself and with a PHD in Economics from Harvard University, President Piñera is well aware of the relevance of private and public contribution and alliances to provide solutions to social problems, both from a market based perspective and public support. Read More

Global Development Practitioners Brace for a Bumpy Ride in International Travel

On Wednesday, June 27, Global Washington hosted a panel discussion about global travel risk, together with its member Key Travel, which provides travel and support services to non-profits globally.

The event came just a day after the Supreme Court of the United States voted to uphold the travel ban against Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela.

Moderated by Eric Klunder, Lynden International Senior Account Executive, the panel of speakers included Joe Gleason, AHT Insurance Director of Risk Management; Cassie Walker, International SOS Business Development Manager, and Dustin O’Quinn, Lane Powell PC Shareholder and Immigration Team Chair. Read More

University of Washington Students Receive Hands-On Lesson in the Art of ‘Doing Good’ in the World through Philanthropy

  • Photo by Colette Cosner, UW Arts & Sciences Communications Specialist

  • Photo by Colette Cosner, UW Arts & Sciences Communications Specialist

  • Photo by Colette Cosner, UW Arts & Sciences Communications Specialist

  • Photo by Colette Cosner, UW Arts & Sciences Communications Specialist

  • Photo by Colette Cosner, UW Arts & Sciences Communications Specialist

  • Photo by Andie Long, Global Washington

On Tuesday, June 5, five Global Washington member non-profits received grants from students at the University of Washington for their global programs, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.

The grant-making was part of a new course on philanthropy for social impact, taught by Stephen Meyers, assistant professor in the UW Department of Law, Societies, and Justice.

Funding for the grants was provided by the Philanthropy Lab, a private foundation that is dedicated to increasing philanthropy education at U.S. universities. Read More