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Philanthropist Audette Exel makes money to make change

April 11th, 2015

The keynote speaker at this year's Philanthropy Summit in Auckland, she's now out to help others learn from her experience. Corporate philanthropy is, she believes, the way of the future.

Corporate philanthropy is, she believes, the way of the future. Consumers expect modern businesses to be community-minded and not just making money for shareholders. Those who fail to step up will be dead in a decade, she predicts.

Exel entered the corporate finance world expecting to be a spy in the enemy camp. Instead, she found herself seduced by the intellectual chess of financial market deals.

"I got in there and had this amazing moment where I thought 'Oh my god, I really like these people and oh my god, I love a deal'. And what a shocking thing that is."

Read the full article - Southland Times

In conversation with Daniel Lee of the Levi Strauss Foundation

In conversation with Nicole Richards at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, Daniel Lee shared his insights on topics including the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change which addresses root causes of social challenges, the relationship between philanthropy and government and what the new political environment in the United States means for philanthropy.

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