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Philanthropy Bites

Philanthropy Bites is a bi-weekly podcast powered by the LSE’s Marshall Institute and the Philanthropy Centre at J.P. Morgan Private Bank.

Each 20 minute episode will offer a deep dive into the lives and work of inspiring and visionary leaders- all of whom are working to change minds and move money to address some of the most critical issues of our time.

Designed to spark action and enable us to learn from one another at a time when the world faces escalating social, environmental and economic challenges like never before.



Jacqueline Novogratz

Jacqueline Novogratz is widely known as a pioneer of impact investing and social entrepreneurship, having founded Acumen in 2001. She is also a best-selling author of The Blue Sweater and Manifesto of a Moral Revolution.

Listen to episode 1

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Professor Johan Rockström

Professor Rockstrom is a leading climate scientist and the force behind the new Netflix documentary, Breaking Boundaries. He is a Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Listen to episode 2

Sir Ronnie Cohen

Sir Ronald Cohen

Sir Ronald Cohen is one of the most influential figures in impact investing over the past 50 years and continues to be a tremendous driving force behind what he calls “The Impact Revolution”.

Listen to episode 3

Mabel van Oranje

Mabel van Oranje

Mabel van Oranje is a serial social entrepreneur and advocate for equality, freedom and justice.  She is particularly known for her catalytic role in the global movement to end child marriage.

Listen to episode 4

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David Miliband

David Miliband is the President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and former UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.  

Listen to episode 5

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Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis CBE is a Film Writer, Director, Co-Founder of Red Nose Day and UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. 

Listen to episode 6 


Cara Mertes

Cara Mertes is a preeminent practitioner and theorist of storytelling for social justice.

Listen to episode 7

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Per Heggenes

Per Heggenes is CEO of the IKEA Foundation, one of the largest foundations in the world tackling root causes of inequality: poverty, climate change and lack of resources.

Listen to episode 8

This podcast was recorded on 13 September 2021




Sheryl Fofaria

Head of The Philanthropy Centre for Europe, Middle East and Africa at J.P. Morgan Private Bank

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Stephan Chambers

Marshall Institute Director and Professor in Practice

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