artnet’s Vice President Sophie Neuendorf speaks with the founder of the Valmont group and one of the most important philanthropists…

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The role of philanthropy has never been more urgent, and is reflected in our ongoing online series. Here, Umberta Beretta…

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Manfredi Catella is the CEO of COIMA, the real estate company behind Porta Nuova in Milan, one of the most…

Lady Edwina Grosvenor is the daughter of Britain’s richest landowner, the Duke of Westminster, and a passionate advocate for prison…

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

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Art collector and author Tiqui Atencio is the founder and chair of the Tate Latin America Acquisition Committee and a…

Art collector and patron Durjoy Rahman founded the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation in 2018 to promote South Asian art and artists…

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Tessa Packard is the founder of her eponymous fine jewellery brand, and a business mentor for several youth and education-focused…

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French entrepreneur, author and philanthropist Alexandre Mars founded nonprofit organisation Epic in 2014 to help change the lives of disadvantaged…

Alia Al-Senussi grew up between Egypt, South Dakota, and Minnesota, and is now based in London where she works as…

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Keith Breslauer is the founder and Managing Director of private equity company Patron Capital, and a trustee and donor to…

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Fashion entrepreneur Wendy Yu is the founder and CEO of Yu Holdings, an international ambassador for the French Fédération de…

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

Philanthropist Nadya Abela established the Nadezda Foundation in her hometown of Tver in Russia in 2015 to provide disadvantaged children…

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Douglas McCauley directs the Benioff Ocean Initiative, the philanthropic organisation created by billionaire Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and his wife…

house in the water

Claudio de Sanctis, the new Global Head of Wealth Management at Deutsche Bank, has been passionate about the oceans since…

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Penélope Cruz brings her renowned energy to philanthropic and charitable work – and now she is designing jewellery for Swarovski….

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She is one of the most compelling figures in ocean conservation. Kristen Marhaver, a marine biologist and TED and WEF…

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At the heart of Deutsche Bank’s worldwide art programme is one of the most interesting and diverse corporate contemporary art…

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Earlier this month, Aqua Shard in partnership with the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s charity GOSH launched a Peter Pan…

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Traveljar designs luxurious travel itineraries tailored to guests’ interests and led by industry experts such as scientists, Olympic medalists and…

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Shirin Neshat’s devastatingly striking art combines dream, reality and an undercurrent of anger and sadness. As a major retrospective of…

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Alina Uspenskaya is the Founder and Director of ArtSocial, a foundation that supports and establishes arts therapy programmes to help…

Luxury dining experience in wilderness with monkey running across

Why should I go now? Thanks to  stricter wildlife policies, India’s population of endangered Bengal tigers has increased by 33…

Children celebrating Holi festival in India

This month, Geoffrey Kent, founder and CEO of Abercrombie & Kent, reports on his industry’s move towards sustainability and why…

Elephant walking through plains

Philanthropists have long played a huge role in wildlife conservation, but now a more holistic approach is needed in a…

Model poses in futuristic make-up and styling

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Singer Lenny Kravitz performs on stage with Leonardo DiCaprio and Madonna

Whether painting, music or immersive experiences, artists – and the art they produce – play a huge role in raising…

Washed out image of Girl sitting in a field in a white dress

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

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In 2006 British entrepreneur John Caudwell sold his pioneering telecommunications company, the Caudwell Group, which included high-street mobile phone retail…

Entrepreneur Wendy Yu poses with locals from Rwanda

Wendy Yu – entrepreneur, investor, cultural ambassador, fashion devotee, and frequent flyer between Shanghai, Hong Kong, London and New York…

lone traveller stands on the top of stones overlooking mountains

After years of exploring the remotest corners of the globe, Geoffrey Kent has perfected the art of being prepared. Here…

Johnny Hon, founder of venture capital and investment company Global Group, is on a mission to lower cultural and trade…

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Charity art auctions are taking off around the world, and for the best and worst of reasons, says Simon de…

FROM EARTHQUAKES TO UPRISINGS, FOR ONE PRIVATE JET COMPANY THE SKIES ARE NO LONGER THE SOLE DOMAIN OF ROCK STARS…