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New Philanthropy: Building Lasting Change - 2016 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index

Jul 27th 2016
BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index 2016 front cover
2016 is the fourth edition of the BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index by Forbes Insights. The Individual Philanthropy Index measures and reflects the commitment of philanthropists in four regions – Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. The Index is derived from a survey of 457 high net worth individuals in the four regions, each with investable assets valued at $5 million or more, and was conducted by Forbes Insights in 2015, between October and December. 
Nathalie Sauvanet, Global Head of Individual Philanthropy at BNP Paribas Wealth Management said: “We notice that the philanthropy is more and more professionalizing. For half of respondents, philanthropy is integrated in their lives, as they have their investments, business activities and lifestyle aligned with their philanthropic goals.”
“The report also reveals that advisors are necessary to achieve sustainable results, according to 61% of philanthropists”, said BNP Paribas Wealth Management Co-CEOs, Vincent Lecomte and Sofia Merlo. “The survey sheds light on their expectations and motivations and reinforces our determination to provide them more closely-targeted support”.
Download a copy of the report in full here.


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