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Elika Roohi

Interview Elika Roohi 16 November 2021 For Subscribers

The climate philanthropy statesman

GLASGOW – The Hewlett Foundation has traditionally been one of the biggest and longstanding funders in the climate philanthropy space, but this year they are asking their board to increase their budget by 40 per …

News Elika Roohi 4 November 2021

Philanthropy-led methane pledge raises additional $105m since launch last month

GLASGOW – The Global Methane Pledge, a public-private partnership to reduce methane emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, has raised an additional $105 million in the few short weeks since the pledge was launched …

News 1 Elika Roohi 3 November 2021

Major foundations, western nations pledge $1.7bn for Indigenous communities to protect forests

GLASGOW – An alliance of 17 major climate foundations, alongside the UK, US, Norway, Germany, and the Netherlands, have pledged to invest $1.7 billion to help Indigenous and local communities to protect tropical forests. Among …

News Elika Roohi 20 October 2021

European climate funding: small sums distributed unequally

Funding for climate change mitigation in Europe amounts to less than two per cent of total philanthropic funding on the continent – and within that sum, just 3.5 per cent is directed in grants to …

Interview Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 12 October 2021 For Subscribers

New currents: EFC Chief Executive Delphine Moralis on the sea-change in European philanthropy

Last summer, the European Foundation Centre (EFC) announced a change in leadership. Long-time CEO Gerry Salole would be stepping down after 15 years and succeeding him would be Delphine Moralis – then the Secretary General …

News Elika Roohi 8 October 2021

Climate funding is rising – but it’s still unable to break the 2% barrier

Funding for climate action still sits at less than two per cent of all philanthropic funding, ClimateWorks’ annual funding trends report has found. In 2020, ClimateWorks estimated that giving for climate change mitigation grew to …

Conference Report Elika Roohi 21 September 2021

Alliance event: 25 years in philanthropy

To celebrate the special milestone of 25 years and 100 issues of Alliance magazine being at the heart of global philanthropy, Alliance hosted an event at the Aga Khan Centre in London last week with …

News Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi 14 September 2021

Prince Charles’ Foundation under statutory investigation

The Prince’s Foundation, which brings together the philanthropic activities of the heir to the British throne, is under formal investigation, Scotland’s charity regulator has confirmed. ‘We have written to the trustees informing them that we …

News Elika Roohi 10 September 2021

Gates, Soros team up on access to medical technology

Despite sharp differences in their approach to global health, Bill Gates and George Soros’s respective foundations have teamed up to support medical technology through an initiative by the Soros Economic Development Fund and the Bill …

News Elika Roohi 7 September 2021

Grants for clean air less than one per cent of total global philanthropic funding

Philanthropic funding for clean air amounts to 0.1 per cent of grants worldwide, according to a new report from the Clean Air Fund. And while philanthropic funding for clean air projects has increased, it is …