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10.01.2011
18:28

The Amazing “New Philanthropy”

So guys, as expected, the annual YGL (Young Global Leaders) meet gets off to rollicking start at the EBS schloss campus. Amidst warm weather and lovely globe printed balloons, it was great to listen to the opening session of Dr. Christopher Jahns, the President/CEO of EBS. I wasn't aware that he himself was a YGL at May 2009 summit at Jordan. In his unique polite and charming way, he briefed us about the agenda for the next 4 days and also enlightened us with the actual purpose of this meet.

Next in the offering was an altogether unique concept of "New Philanthropy" presented by Ms. Felicitas Von Peter (Founder and managing partner of Active Philanthropy, a charitable organization set up in 2006). Personally speaking the topic was new to me and completely engrossed me from the word 'Go'. Just for your understanding "Philanthropy" in its usual terms is defined as the love for mankind and the one?s willingness to selflessly help the needies. The innovative case study method (which I am happy that my team performed well in) helped us in understanding the difference between traditional and new methods of Philanthropy and it was striking to learn that one's love for social causes and towards mankind, can now actually be converted into a full fledged business model which not only help serve the global human causes effectively but also provides sound financial returns to the investors. I was impressed by the practical examples (specially the term 'Mission Connect Investing' and the example given of Mr. Bill gates). Ms. Peter clearly brought out the difference between introducing new business concepts with respect to present world market dynamics and at the same time maintaining the honesty and the selflessness towards the causes you have taken up.

In the end, I can say that with such unheard and unseen business phenomenon experienced on the very first day itself, this YGL meet has a lot to offer at every stage in the coming days. Keep checking this space for daily updates.

10.01.2011
07:22

Introducing myself …

Hey guys,

I am Felix, Master degree student and student representative here at EBS University. I also did my bachelor here and, obviously, could not let go. I am really enjoying my time at EBS and being part of the 1st YGL curriculum is just another very cool thing we get offered here.

I come from closer Düsseldorf but will be moving back to Hamburg soon, where I was born 24 years ago. Between you and me ... it is the most beautiful city here in Germany!

As I did several internships during the course of my studies, I know one thing for sure: Some day I will be an entrepreneur, working my own business. Hopefully I will get some inspiration from those YGLs that I will meet in the next five days. In order to share my experiences with you, I will blog them here.

You will hear from me soon!

Felix

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