Post By: “Björn Stjernquist Desatnik”

Interview with our founder – Björn

Capital Philanthropy Posted on May 31, 2017 by Emma Horrigan Cass Business School News. Björn Stjernquist (MSc Finance with a Specialism in Investments) is the founder of and runs, together with two colleagues, Capital Smiles – a powerful crowdfunding platform for charities. Offering a fresh and discerning take on crowdfunding, alongside an interactive and exciting way to get involved directlyread more

The beauty of statistics

Roughly two months ago Hans Rosling passed away.  Hans was a famous Swedish physician, academic, statistician, and public speaker.  He was the Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet and was the co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation. He held presentations around the world, including several TED Talks in which he promoted the use of data to explore development issues.  No one presentsread more

Where Did The Teddy Bear Come From?

It all started in early 2016, I was watching the refugee crisis in Europe, and how several great charities mobilised to supply food, drinks and shelter. What struck me was that many of the families had lost everything and consequently how the children must be feeling terribly lonely and afraid – and how very few initiatives seemed focused on these poor children.   Whenread more