Alex Mustard photographed healthy reefs in the Maldives As our oceans warm up, the spectacular coral reefs of the Maldives archipelago are dying. Michael Marshall reports on the new philanthropic…

Marine biologist Matt Sharp was awarded the Ocean Conservation Photographer of the Year in 2020 for his incredible images, such as this one of a wave breaking in the Maldives in 2019 Marine life is…

Traditional net fishing from a boat 80% of the earth's biomass is concentrated in the oceans. But how do we put a value on the deep sea? As the concept of natural capital — putting a price tag on…

Founder of Fondation Thalie, Nathalie Guiot The Brussels-based French founder of Fondation Thalie is from one of France’s biggest retail families. Nathalie Guiot speaks to LUX about the need…

The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organisations in the world. All images copyright: Carla Sanatana/ TNC Photo Contest 2019, Ethan…

Painting by Christopher Cheung. Displayed at Spectrosynthesis II, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Patrick Sun is pushing forward a movement very close to his heart through his foundation Sunpride,…

Legendary shoe designer Christian Louboutin. Copyright and courtesy Christian Louboutin Superstar shoe designer Christian Louboutin, whose signature red-soled pumps with vertiginous stiletto heels…

James Chen, Chairman, Chen Yet Sen Family Foundation and 'Vision for a Nation’ ‘Moonshot Philanthropist’ James Chen speaks to LUX about the importance of risking capital for a mission that…

Emilie Pastor © Kate Martin. Emilie Pastor is a scion of the Monaco real estate and art collecting dynasty; Sibylle Rochat works with her as art advisor. Here, they speak to Samantha Welsh about…

Surina Narula, founder and patron of the UK-based Consortium for Street Children Based between London and Delhi, Surina Narula has founded philanthropic endeavours as diverse as Jaipur Literature…

Helga Piaget, Founder of Passion Sea Helga Piaget is the founder of the Monaco-based non-profit organisation Passion Sea, which reaches out to schools around the world with educational and artistic…

Ebinehita Iyere, founder of charitable youth organisation Milk Honey Bees Milk Honey Bees celebrates and empowers Black girls and young women by providing a safe space for creative expression and…

Didier Guillon with his son Maxence who will take over leadership of Fondation Valmont in 2022 artnet’s Vice President Sophie Neuendorf speaks with the founder of the Valmont group and one of the…

Bellini’s Pietà at the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, which Beretta helped restore The role of philanthropy has never been more urgent, and is reflected in our ongoing online series. Here, Umberta…

Manfredi Catella, CEO of COIMA and president of the Riccardo Catella Foundation Manfredi Catella is the CEO of COIMA, the real estate company behind Porta Nuova in Milan, one of the most important…

Lady Edwina Grosvenor. Photograph by Roo Kendall at Pencil Agency Lady Edwina Grosvenor is the daughter of Britain's richest landowner, the Duke of Westminster, and a passionate advocate for prison…

Philanthropist and businessman Etienne d'Arenberg Etienne d’Arenberg hails from one of Europe’s oldest families and is treasurer of the Arenberg Foundation, whose mission is the promotion of…

A colourful neon installation by Jason Rhoades in the home of German art dealer David Zwirner Art collector and author Tiqui Atencio is the founder and chair of the Tate Latin America Acquisition…

Durjoy Rahman is an art patron and collector, and the founder of Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation Art collector and patron Durjoy Rahman founded the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation in 2018 to promote…

Jewellery designer and philanthropist Tessa Packard Tessa Packard is the founder of her eponymous fine jewellery brand, and a business mentor for several youth and education-focused charities. As…

Alexandre Mars is the Founder & CEO of non-profit foundation Epic and the Founder of Paris-based VC fund blisce/. Image courtesy of Epic French entrepreneur, author and philanthropist Alexandre…

Alia Al-Senussi is an academic and global arts patron. Photograph by Anton Corbijn Alia Al-Senussi grew up between Egypt, South Dakota, and Minnesota, and is now based in London where she works as…

Keith Breslauer congratulating a wounded British veteran during The Veteran Games Keith Breslauer is the founder and Managing Director of private equity company Patron Capital, and a trustee and…

Wendy Yu on her trip to Rwanda with Women For Women International charity Fashion entrepreneur Wendy Yu is the founder and CEO of Yu Holdings, an international ambassador for the French…

José Soares dos Santos outside the Lisbon Oceanarium Through his Oceano Azul Foundation and game-changing Oceanário de Lisboa, Portuguese business leader and activist José Soares dos Santos is…

Nadya Abela is the founder and CEO of the Nadezda Foundation in the Russia and the UK Philanthropist Nadya Abela established the Nadezda Foundation in her hometown of Tver in Russia in 2015 to…

The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, located off the coast of California. Image by NOAA/Mark Norder Douglas McCauley directs the Benioff Ocean Initiative, the philanthropic organisation…

The Lisbon Oceanarium, Europe’s largest informational and educational space on the oceans, is operated by a foundation launched by Portugal’s Dos Santos family. Image by Paulo Maxim Claudio de…

Penélope Cruz at the 2018 Cannes festival wearing Atelier Swarovski jewellery. Courtesy Swarovski. Penélope Cruz brings her renowned energy to philanthropic and charitable work – and now she…

Baby pillar coral, being bred in quarantine, at six months. Image by Kristen Marhaver She is one of the most compelling figures in ocean conservation. Kristen Marhaver, a marine biologist and TED…

Aquajenne in Paradise II Elevator Girls (1996) by Miwa Yanagi. Courtesy Deutsche Bank Collection At the heart of Deutsche Bank’s worldwide art programme is one of the most interesting and diverse…

Aqua Shard donates a percentage of the retail price of every Peter Pan Afternoon Tea to Great Ormand Street Hospital Earlier this month, Aqua Shard in partnership with the Great Ormond Street…

Traveljar guests can enjoy unique wildlife experiences such as morning walks with the orphaned elephants in Zambia. Imag by Andrew White Traveljar designs luxurious travel itineraries tailored to…

Shirin Neshat at home in New York City Shirin Neshat’s devastatingly striking art combines dream, reality and an undercurrent of anger and sadness. As a major retrospective of her work is held in…

ArtSocial launches art therapy programmes to help disadvantaged children and young people. Image by Justyna Fedec Alina Uspenskaya is the Founder and Director of ArtSocial, a foundation that…

A monkey runs across the private pool terrace of the Royal 'Burra Sahib' Suite at Sher Bagh. Image by James Houston Why should I go now? Thanks to stricter wildlife policies, India’s…

A&K Philanthropy programmes include the Duuma Wajane Bike Shop in Tanzania, where women repair and resell secondhand bikes to support their community This month, Geoffrey Kent, founder and CEO…

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Isiolo, Kenya. Image by David Clode Philanthropists have long played a huge role in wildlife conservation, but now a more holistic approach is needed in a world where…

Model, philanthropist and psychology student Olivia Anakwe. Instagram: @olivia_anakwe LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series,…

Lenny Kravitz performs at the 2017 Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala, with DiCaprio (centre) and Madonna (right) Whether painting, music or immersive experiences, artists – and the art they…

Model and musician Rebeca Marcos. Image courtesy of Models 1 LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about…

View from a penthouse in the Parc Du Cap development by the Caudwell Collection In 2006 British entrepreneur John Caudwell sold his pioneering telecommunications company, the Caudwell Group,…

Wendy Yu. Portrait by Jonathan Glynn-Smith Wendy Yu – entrepreneur, investor, cultural ambassador, fashion devotee, and frequent flyer between Shanghai, Hong Kong, London and New York – is…

Image by Oliver Schwendener After years of exploring the remotest corners of the globe, Geoffrey Kent has perfected the art of being prepared. Here the Abercrombie & Kent Founder reveals his…

Dr Johnny Hon Johnny Hon, founder of venture capital and investment company Global Group, is on a mission to lower cultural and trade barriers between east and west to encourage commerce, charity…

Kate Upton at the 2017 amfAR Gala Cannes Charity art auctions are taking off around the world, and for the best and worst of reasons, says Simon de Pury, himself the world’s leading philanthropic…

Group Sales and Marketing Director, Alex Berry FROM EARTHQUAKES TO UPRISINGS, FOR ONE PRIVATE JET COMPANY THE SKIES ARE NO LONGER THE SOLE DOMAIN OF ROCK STARS AND HOLLYWOOD A-LISTERS. GUY FIORITA…