Paul Green is the President of Halcyon Gallery, which specialises in modern and contemporary art. Paul began his career in the art industry selling prints from a gallery above Birmingham New Street Station, and went on to set up Halcyon in 1982. Halcyon began in Birmingham and now has three London galleries and one in Shanghai.
Sir John Hegarty, and partners John Bartle and Nigel Bogle, started Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) in 1982. It became one of the most talked about and awarded advertising agencies ever, achieving success through creativity, but also by its integrity. For the past 20 years the agency has given 1% of UK profits to charity.
Sarah Butler-Sloss is an internationally-recognised leader in the field of green energy and sustainable development. She and her husband established the Ashden Trust in 1989, which is one of the 18 charitable trusts and foundations established by members of the Sainsbury family. In 2001, she launched the Ashden Awards, which recognise and support those working on sustainable energy initiatives.
Having established the Frederick Mulder Foundation (formerly the Frederick Mulder Charitable Trust) in 1986, his philanthropy now focuses on climate change, inequality and the persistence of global poverty, and social change. Frederick has played a key role in encouraging others to give through his work as founder of The Funding Network (TFN).
Harvey McGrath has had a long and distinguished career in the international financial services industry and is the former chair of Prudential plc, the London Development Agency, London First and Man Group plc. His current roles include Deputy Chair of the Mayor of London's Enterprise Panel, Chair of Governors of Birkbeck College and Chair of Big Society Capital. Harvey is an active philanthropist and social investor and his role as a leading City philanthropist has been recognised in a Beacon Award.
Alberto Lidji has been Director of Development at the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation since 2013. After a career in the private sector, focused on capital introduction into emerging and frontier markets, he ventured into the world of philanthropy and was the Head of Development and Alumni Relations at Trinity College, Cambridge, before taking up his current post.
Peter Buffett has an unusual inheritance: the task of giving his father’s money away. He explains how he and his wife Jennifer run their multi-billion-dollar NoVo Foundation to help stop domination and exploitation, and to encourage partnership and collaboration.
Cao Dewang is one of China’s biggest philanthropists, having donated more than RMB6bn. He donated 300 million of his family’s shares in Fuyao Group (with a market value of RMB 3.55bn) to establish the Heren Charitable Foundation in 2011.
Anatoly Sedykh is Chairman of the United Metallurgical Company (OMK) and President of the OMK-Uchastie (OMK-Participation) Charity Fund. OMK is one of Russia’s largest manufacturers of pipes, railway wheels and automobile springs.
Irina Sedykh has been Chair of the Supervisory Board of the OMK-Uchastie Charity Fund since 2009. In 2011, she helped found the Art-Ovrag culture festival in the town of Vyksa (in the Nizhny Novgorod region) and now heads the festival’s council.
In 2010, Badr Jafar founded the Pearl Initiative, a network of businesses in the Gulf Region that is working to drive higher standards across companies and not-for-profit organisations in the area. Their focus has been on improved corporate governance, codes of conduct and reporting, which Badr says can help both charities and philanthropic organisations ensure that the money spent has maximum impact.
For Claire Chiang, philanthropy is about more than simply giving money to her favourite causes. She is passionate about the need to engage with individual projects, and believes corporations can be a force for good.
Comic Relief was founded in 1985 and is known for its fundraising campaigns, Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. Find out how it engages with major donors to tackle poverty and social injustice in the UK, Africa and beyond.
Hassan Elmasry is co-founder of Independent Franchise Partners, LLP and co-chair of Human Rights Watch. Find out why he supports an organisation that works to hold abusive governments and organisations accountable.
Peter Cullum is the founder of Towergate Insurance, which funds the Towergate Charitable Foundation. Discover more about his involvement with corporate philanthropy and with his own foundation, The Cullum Family Trust.
HRH The Prince of Wales is President of The Prince’s Charities, of which the Prince’s Trust is the largest. Discover how the Trust works with donors to get young people into education, training or employment.