Davos Philanthropic Roundtable: NEWS

11.02.2014

Bill Gates, Matt Damon, Sir Richard Branson, Victor Pinchuk and others exclusively for the Thomson Reuters on their philanthropic efforts at the 7th Philanthropic Roundtable

The Thomson Reuters news agency addressed the Founder of Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson, Hollywood star and co-founder of aid organization Water.org Matt Damon, Co-Chair and Trustee of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates and businessman and philanthropist Victor Pinchuk to talk on camera about their philanthropic efforts. The global philanthropists spoke about their initiatives, projects, motivation and legacy.

The discussion took place after the 7th Philanthropic Roundtable, organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Davos, and was also featured by Australian businessman Andrew Forrest and the Founder of TOMS Blake Mycoskie.

The discussion of the 7th Philanthropic Roundtable focused on the role of big business in philanthropy. The panel featured Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, Bill Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Professor Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank, Chairman of the Yunus Center, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2006). Rt Hon Tony Blair, Founder and Patron of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, moderated the discussion.

Video record of the whole discussion of the 7th Davos Philanthropic Roundtable is available at youtube.com/pinchukfoundation

Images from the 7th Davos Philanthropic Roundtable are available at pinchukfund.org/ua/photo_and_video/photogallery/ 

The Philanthropic Roundtable is organized each year as a private event by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation at the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos to bring together the world’s most renowned philanthropists and leaders from politics, the business community and the non-profit sector. Roundtable discussions address state-of-the-art approaches in philanthropy.

Since 2007, Roundtable panelists have included, among others, Tony Blair, Sir Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jet Li, Shimon Peres, Muhammad Yunus, H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Paulo Coelho, Sean Parker, Eric Schmidt, Laurence Summers, Alec Ross, Peter Thiel, Jimmy Wales, and others.

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