2nd European Corporate Foundations Knowledge Exchange
«Addressing The Good the Bad and the Unspeakable»
November 21/22, 2017 | Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, Ruschlikon, Zurich
Organised by DAFNE & SwissFoundations
Hosted by Swiss Re Foundation
This 2nd Knowledge Exchange will bring together Corporate Foundations from across Europe in a ‘closed space’ to share experience and learn about effective practice. You will have the opportunity to engage with other corporate foundations in open and frank discussions about challenging issues – we will seek out and take on the elephant in the room!
The work of corporate foundations is shaped by the relation- ship they have with their funding corporation which influences their governance, mission, and practice. Following from our first Knowledge Exchange in Fontainebleau in 2016 we will explore in greater depth how this relationship determines how corporate foundations are responding to contemporary challenges and opportunities including maximizing and showing the difference being made; the Sustainable Development Goals, and alternative models/approaches.
We want to thank the Swiss Re Foundation very heartily for all the preparations for our stay as well as for the hospitality which we will experience.
Join us and participate!
We are very pleased to invite Corporate Foundations across Europe to a second knowledge exchange in Zurich. After the huge success of the first edition in December 2016 in France we will bring corporate foundations and their national support organizations again together to share experience and learn about effective
«This sort of event will move the field forward. Not just for corporate foundations but for the whole philanthropic sector»
Steffen Bethmann, Center for Philanthropy Studies, University of Basel
(participant in First Corporate Foundations Knowledge Exchange, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, December 2016)