Ten trends for Philanthropy in 2022

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It comes as no surprise that philanthropy has taken a leading role as we navigate the unpredictable challenges that come with a global pandemic and climate change. In fact, the one thing that grows with certainty every year is the opportunity that comes with increasingly generous and purpose driven philanthropists looking to make an impact in a world that needs their help.

But how do philanthropists focus their efforts when there is so much to be done?

Over the last decade, philanthropists have rightly become more impact-driven, looking to set clear objectives and gather proof of impact. Collaboration has increased – and we have seen the rise of public-private partnerships. Influenced by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), people have been focusing more on issues rather than location, and we have seen the rise of big-ticket-donors. At the same time, we have seen philanthropy become more accessible to the greater public and with growing interest in topics related to climate change and biodiversity

We believe philanthropy is entering a whole new era and we are excited about the new year ahead. So, what will 2022 bring? Which trends will shape the philanthropic landscape? And, what else will it take to reach the SDGs?

Let us share the trends that we believe our clients and philanthropists will be focusing on:

At UBS we have been working with philanthropists for the last 20 years – enabling our clients to find their purpose and drive positive change.