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Individual Philanthropy Index measures commitment of philanthropists in Europe, Asia, Middle East and US

BNP Paribas Wealth Management has published the second edition of its Individual Philanthropy Index, which measures and reflects the commitment of philanthropists in four regions – Europe, Asia, the Middle East and for the first time, the United States.

Scores are based on three main criteria: the amounts donated, innovation, and the effort invested by the philanthropists to promote their chosen causes.

The Index is derived from a survey of over 400 High Net Worth Individuals in the four regions, each with investable assets valued at $5 million or more.

The survey was carried out by Forbes Insights between October and December 2013.

The BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index is accompanied by a report from Forbes Insights setting out the background to the survey and detailing the analysis performed. It is further illustrated by personal stories of some of the world’s best-known philanthropic givers.

This year’s publication explores the importance of timing to the philanthropic journey.

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