• In the spirit of service

    "Sympathetic joy is a heartfelt gratification that accompanies the awareness of anothers wellbeing. Its a joy entirely devoid of expectations. Instead, it carries one of lifes greatest pleasures: celebrating the happiness of others." Ellen Agler,
  • "It is time to reclaim capitalism as a moral force", Boris Johnson, said as he launched Tim Montgomerie's Vision of Capitalism project, at the Legatum Institute. The free market works, Johnson told an audience of politicians, policy-makers, and
  • Everywhere in (supply) chains

    The Economist looks at the issue of modern slavery, asking the question; how do we reduce bonded labour and human trafficking? The article highlights the work of the Freedom Fund, the world's first private donor fund dedicated to ending modern
  • Run Free: For Human Liberty

    In support of the Freedom Fund, Legatum's Peter Hallatt is setting off on an ambitious campaign to run 12 marathons in 12 months to raise funds to combat the scourge of modern slavery.  Slavery generates $150 billion dollars a year in profit for
  • Congratulations to the 2014 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship winners

    We are proud to present to you the winners of the Legatum sponsored 2014 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship. The winners were announced on the 6th November at a glittering gala dinner hosted by the African Leadership Network in Kigali,
  • Announcing the launch of the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index

    The 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index offers a unique insight into how prosperity is forming and changing across the world. Now in its eighth year, the Index assesses 142 countries, representing more than 96% of the worlds population and 99% of global
  • Legatum Seeds Ebola Crisis Fund With $150,000 Gift

    The Legatum Foundation today announced a donation of $150,000 to the Ebola Crisis Fund, a fund established to help prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. The current outbreak of Ebola, centred in Sierra Leone and Liberia has
  • Over 1.5 billion of the worlds impoverished people are affected by a group of parasitic, bacterial but treatable infectious diseases. Mark, Alan, Nicolas, Liam and Sebastian will take on a seven-day challenge to summit Africas highest peak, Mount
  • Crowdfunding For Good Now A Growing Global Movement

    Imagine raising $17 million in one day. Using the Razoo platform, GiveMN, a statewide crowdfunding campaign for Minnesota nonprofits, did just that on November 14, 2013, when over 52,000 individual donors combined to set a record for the most money
  • Why does a Dubai-based investment group care so much about vector borne diseases?

    This year, World Health Day is shining a light on the devastating impact of vector-borne diseases. These diseases cause more than one million deaths each year and leave hundreds of millions more debilitated, disfigured, blind or just too sick to