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Supporting women, youth and indigenous people to turn global warming around: announcing the Next Generation Climate Board

Terry Odendahl and Global Greengrants Fund 13 December 2012

Trucks shovelling sand from main streets; children wading through the sludge that used to be their living rooms – as I took in the reports from friends and news media on Hurricane Sandy, I realized …

Bending the rules of philanthropy

Mariela Puga 8 October 2012

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from one of our young fundraisers saying ‘I am very frustrated… I think this donor wanted to support us, but now she cannot because the group …

A learning journey through the Amazon (part 2 of 2)

Elaine Smith and Instituto Geracao 13 July 2012

Last week, I started to write about a recent trip to Rio Arapiuns in northern Brazil organized by Projeto Saude e Alegria for social investors to learn more about this complex area. Today I will …

Can grassroots organizations affect high-level negotiations? Reflections from Rio+20

1 Peter Kostishack 11 July 2012

A telling image of the events surrounding Rio+20 appeared on the front page of the Brazilian newspaper Globo on 19 June. It’s a photo taken outside the Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES), its shiny steel …