SAVE THE DATE!

SPS is moving to 6 October 2020

For the last seven years, the philanthropic community has come together in May at the Stockholm Philanthropy Symposium to learn understand, strengthen, and advance philanthropy.

Since 2020 is anything but a “normal” year, SPS will move its event date from May to October to coincide with the Nobel Calling Stockholm – a weeklong series of notable activities connected to Nobel Prize. SPS will be collaborating with this marquee event to deliver an exceptional experience to our participants. Stay tuned!

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A MESSAGE TO OUR

Philanthropic Community

We hope that you, your family, and your friends are keeping safe and healthy in these difficult times. Despite today’s uncertainty, we remain optimistic about the future.

As we look forward to our Annual Symposium on 6 October 2020, we realize that it could well mark the first opportunity for an audience to gather. Of course, we may still be adhering to health protocols and gathering in smaller numbers—or even shifting to an entirely digital event.

While we’re not certain where the world will be at the first week of October, we hope you will be with us, in some way.

WHAT IS SPS?

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2019 Featured Speakers

We’ll roll out this year’s program soon. But for now, revisit and listen to all of our engaging speakers at SPS 2019.

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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.