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Divestment advocates hit back at Bill Gates criticism

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th September 2019 -  Bill Gates has declared that getting rid of fossil fuel stocks is a waste of time, but a leading Australian foundation believes the philanthropist is overlooking the divestment movement’s

$41 Billion Charity Pledge

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 2nd July 2015 -  A Saudi Prince has made one of the biggest philanthropic pledges ever, vowing to give away his entire $41 billion fortune. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, nephew of the late King of Saudi…

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The Battle of the Internet Superpowers

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 19th March 2015 -  60 per cent of people are not connected to the internet, and there’s an emerging ‘Space Race’ to close the global digital divide. Digital marketing expert Richenda

Bill and Melinda Gates Make Stunning Prediction for World’s Poor

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 29th January 2015 -  Two of the world’s biggest philanthropists have predicted that the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history.…

Bill Gates Speaks to Australia

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 28th May 2013 -  Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will speak at University of New South Wales today as part in a special ABC TV Q&A program moderated by Tony…

New Loo Design Wins With Gates

Staff Reporter, Friday, 17th August 2012 -  An unusual competition by the Gates Foundation in the US to redesign the ‘toilet without water’ has come up with an equally unusual winner. The competition to design…

Website Keeps an Eye on the US Giving Pledge

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 8th August 2012 -  A new US website is keeping an eye on the Giving Pledge – an effort spearheaded by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates to urge America’s wealthiest to commit the majority…

Academic Challenges Gates Philanthropy & Tobacco Connection

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 25th August 2010 -  An Australian academic and anti-tobacco campaigner has challenged US billionaire and philanthropist, Bill Gates' commitment to his tobacco control projects. In an article…

Forty US Families Take ‘Giving Pledge’

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th August 2010 -  Forty of the wealthiest families and individuals in the United States have committed to returning the majority of their wealth to charitable causes by taking the 'Giving Pledge'…

Change the Face of AIDS – Bill Gates

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 21st July 2010 -  US Philanthropist Bill Gates says the world has historic opportunity to change the face of AIDS with the use of new funding models. In a Keynote Speech to 18th International AIDS Conference,…

Gates Pledges $10 Billion for Vaccines Research

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 3rd February 2010 -  Bill and Melinda Gates have announced that their foundation will commit $10 billion over the next 10 years to help research, develop and deliver vaccines for the world’s poorest…
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