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Interview: Sara Tescione and Silea Pio di Savoia

Zibran Choudhury 1 June 2021

  Tereza, a 60-year-old woman who is blind and has mobility problems, is photographed in front of her hut in Hai Matara, a village in South Sudan which because of the civil war that has …

Sizing up the challenge

1 Michael Feigelson 1 June 2021

How an ambitious quest to scale up its impact inspired a Dutch foundation to change the way it does business  In late 2014 I was appointed executive director of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, a …

Leaving it to trust

1 Pamala Wiepking 1 June 2021

Unrestricted funding has been more talked about than practised by foundations. A new professorship in the Netherlands aims to get to the bottom of what its benefits – and its drawbacks – really are Recent …

Climate action now!

Felicitas von Peter and Winnie Asiti 1 June 2021

If it is to play its part in tackling climate change, philanthropy itself needs to change – and it needs to do so immediately Climate change has emerged as the greatest challenge of our time. …

Shrinking beneath our feet

Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

Four first-hand accounts that give powerful testament to the impact of climate change on the polar ice sheets The scientist Julienne Stroeve, research chair in Climate Forcing of Sea Ice at the University of Manitoba …

Taking the climate philanthropy pledge

Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

Just 2 per cent of philanthropy goes to tackling climate change. With Glasgow COP26 as a stimulus, a new set of commitments by European philanthropy networks aims to galvanise the sector to get more involved …

The ecosystem of climate philanthropy

Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

A number of platforms, networks and pooled funds have emerged in recent years to enable funders to combine their efforts in the battle against climate change. A selection are profiled below ClimateWorks Foundation The ClimateWorks …

Are we nearly there yet?

1 Sonia Medina 1 June 2021

This is one of Alliance’s specially commissioned 25th anniversary articles, each reflecting on philanthropy’s past and looking ahead to its future. What has been achieved in 25 years of climate philanthropy and how far do …

Nigel Topping exclusive: How philanthropy can join the race to zero

1 Felicitas von Peter and Winnie Asiti 1 June 2021

Nigel Topping has the world’s climate in his hands. As the UK’s High-Level Climate Action Champion he is responsible for driving the actions of non-state actors – basically anyone and anything not controlled by government …

Six steps towards greener investments

Nando van Kleeff 1 June 2021

Foundations’ financial role in reaching a net zero carbon future  is not confined to the money they give away The amount of philanthropic funding currently going towards the world’s gravest problem is clearly inadequate. But …