STAY TUNED  |  We are planning for a strong come-back in 2022 when SPS will celebrate its 10th Anniversary.

Almedalen Democracy Summit

SPS is going virtual at Almedalen Week highlighted
by world-renown professor, author, diplomat, and
businesswoman who served as the 64th
Secretary of State of the United States.

SPS is going virtual at Almedalen Week highlighted by world-renown professor, author, diplomat, and businesswoman who served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States.

Although we will not meet in-person this year, SPS will be visible during the digital Almedalen Week by co-hosting an online event entitled Bridging the Gap – the Role of Information, Inclusion, and Integrity in Revitalizing Democracy. A timely topic that remains central, and indeed, philanthropy can only be a force for good within a democratic context.

THE SPS TEAM

Secretary

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT

A Live Virtual Event:

JULY 7, 2021  |  15.30-17.00
(Stockholm time/GMT+2)
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2019 Featured Speakers

Our 2022 program and speakers have yet to be confirmed, but for now we invite you to revisit our previous SPS and listen to all of the engaging speakers from our 2019 SPS.

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Previous SPS Events

Thank you to all our attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors for being part of the Stockholm Philanthropy Symposium. We brought together passionate speakers who contributed to the richness and diversity of the topics and the animated conversation between the participants spilled over to engaging “fika” breaks. Check out these videos from our plenary sessions!

2019 HIGHLIGHTS

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2019 HIGHLIGHTS

Aligning Purpose and Impact in the Age of Digital Philanthropy

With recognized leaders in the digital and philanthropic space, the conversations were bound to inspire and engage. Tune into speakers such as Hélène Barnekow, CEO Microsoft and Lucy Bernholz, Director, Digital Civil Society Lab. Sr. Research Scholar, Stanford PACS exploring digital philanthropy and its newest frontiers.

2018 HIGHLIGHTS

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2018 HIGHLIGHTS

Philanthropy for SDGs: How philanthropy can bring new tools in reaching the 2030 Goals

Philanthropists, change-makers, and social entrepreneurs talk about the future of philanthropy and how to support to the fight against poverty and inequality. How to build a philanthropic portfolio that matches your passion and how to engage in high-level processes like the SDGs are other topics on the agenda.

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

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2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Americans’ Embrace Of (And Swedes’ Antipathy Toward) Philanthropy

Historically, the role of charity and philanthropy has been limited in Sweden, outdone by the growth of the welfare state, which put a premium on financing through taxes over private giving and on tax-funded social rights over charity and nonprofit ventures. Experts in this field such as Lars Trägårdh, Professor, Ersta-Sköndal, Dan Olofsson, philanthropist, Gunilla Carlsson, former Parliament member, and Tove Lifvendahl, SvD shared their views.

2016 HIGHLIGHTS

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2016 HIGHLIGHTS

Role of Philanthropy in Addressing Today’s Global Challenges

Moderator Mia Obamas kicks off a day with innovators, adventurers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, asylum specialists, and business leaders from nearly every philanthropy industry to address two of our most pressing issues: the refugee crisis and climate change. Among speakers were Maura Pally Clinton Foundation, Arnaud Mourot, Ashoka, Sam Parker, Shell Foundation, and Sasja Beslik, Nordea.

2015 HIGHLIGHTS

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2015 HIGHLIGHTS

21st Century Philanthropy: Making a Difference in a Complex and Connected World

A star-studded line up of speakers including Melinda Gates, Gunhild Stordalen, the late Hans Rosling, and the globally renown legend, Jane Goodall. Also hear from Barbara Newhouse, CEO at ASL Assoc, and the creative force behind the Internet phenomena Ice Bucket Challenge. Enjoy all the lively, intelligent, and entertaining discussions in this video.