New frontiers of giving

Philanthropy is a fast-changing phenomenon the boundaries of which are constantly being pushed back by the emergence of new forms of giving. The ESSEC Philanthropy Chair wishes to remain a pioneer by focusing on these innovative and hybrid practices, such as impact investing, crowdfunding and the rapidly growing model of shareholder foundations.

What are the characteristics of these new practices and organisations ? What is their impact ? What opportunities and challenges do they raise ? How are they integrated and mobilized by the actors of the sector ?

Research subtopics: Impact investing 🔹 Crowdfunding🔹 Shareholder foundations

Academic publications

Bothello, J. et al. 2020. Families, Firms, and Philanthropy: Shareholder Foundation Responses to Competing Goals. Handbook on Corporate Foundations. 1st ed. Berlin: Springer, 63-82.

Gautier A., Pache. A.C., Santos, F. 2018. Compartmentalizers or Hybridizers? How Individuals Respond to Multiple Institutional Logics. Academy of Management Proceedings. Academy of Management, 17913.

André, K., Bureau, S., Gautier, A., Rubel, O. 2017. Beyond the opposition between altruism and self-interest: Reciprocal giving in reward-based crowdfunding. Journal of Business Ethics, 146(2), 313-332.

Gautier, A., Bothello, J., Seghers, V., Delsol, X. et Le Brun, F. 2015. Les fondations actionnaires : première étude européenne. Paris: Prophil.

Articles for the public

Additional resources

You can also watch the replay of our Lunch & Learn seminars: Où en est la venture philanthropy en France ? (28 January 2016) 🇫🇷