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09. Lunch & Learn seminar - 9 December 2015

La chaire Philanthropie de l’ESSEC
vous invite à la 24e édition de ses séminaires « Lunch & Learn »,
qui aura lieu le

mardi 9 décembre 2015
de 12h15 à 14h00
au Campus ESSEC du CNIT, Paris-La Défense, accès bureaux 2, 
au patio du 3e étage (Métro La Défense - Grande Arche) 

Philanthropists’ accountability in question: to whom, for what, and how?

In theory philanthropists enjoy a remarkable freedom to use their funds as they see fit. While governments and public agencies are accountable to taxpaying voters, and other nonprofit organizations to their members and donors, private foundations with independent funding apparently have no obvious constituency to be accountable to, provided they do not infringe the law. This feature of philanthropy has been celebrated as a source of independence and innovation, which are key to addressing rare, unpopular problems or to invent new solutions to older issues. However, many observers fear that unchecked philanthropy exerts too much power and influence, especially in sensitive fields like healthcare or education. To counter these criticisms, private foundations and their representatives have published accountability reports and guidelines of “best practices”. Beyond self-regulation, other initiatives exist to ensure higher degrees of accountability, such as feedback from beneficiaries or peer evaluation. To whom should philanthropists be accountable? For what should they be accountable? What justifications are expected from philanthropists by their stakeholders? How do cultural and political contexts shape the nature and degree of accountability that is expected?

Pour traiter cette question, nous aurons le plaisir de recevoir :

Noomi Weinryb, Chercheuse, Uppsala University (Suède), auteur de Free to conform: A comparative study of philanthropists’ accountability

Dominique Lemaistre, Directrice du Mécénat, Fondation de France.

La discussion sera animée par Anne-Claire Pache et Arthur Gautier
de la chaire Philanthropie de l’ESSEC.

Attention, le séminaire sera en partie en anglais

Participation : 10 € (panier déjeuner compris) par personne.
Payable en espèces sur place ou par chèque.

Le nombre de places étant limité, merci de vous inscrire directement en utilisant ce formulaire : Inscription

La chaire Philanthropie de l’ESSEC est membre du CEMAS (Centre d’Excellence Management et Société)