The term philanthropy – “love of humanity” – dates back to the ancient Greeks, and today generally refers to private initiatives for the public good. Few surviving historical families are as closely associated with large and sustained charitable causes as the renowned Rothschilds.
Each year as autumn begins to fall there is ferment of activity amongst the established plane trees of Berkeley Square: the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair marquee - covering over 40,000 square feet, including an upstairs brasserie and temporarily housing 108 stands - is erected, to welcome over 20,000 visitors over the course of one week.
Countries should no longer be judged purely on the progress or prosperity of their own citizens, but also on the impact they have on the rest of humanity and the rest of the planet. That’s why Simon Anholt created the Good Country Index: the first and only survey that, instead of measuring country performance in isolation, measures what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away.
''Since the age of three, I have been making sculpture. Aside from the endless drawings and paintings I made, working three dimensionally was something I found really exciting and rewarding. It felt really special to be able to make an object out of cheap, unassuming materials like loo rolls, tissue paper and wire''.
Olga Murray founded the Nepal Youth Foundation in 1990 to help impoverished children in Nepal and free young girls from effective slavery. Over the decades, Olga has helped hundreds of thousands of children and raised millions for new schools, nutritional centres and feeding clinics. Her work is globally recognised.