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Coalition for climate restoration launched

Alliance magazine 2 October 2019

The Foundation for Climate Restoration, alongside its partners, Earth Day Network and Future Coalition, held their first annual global restoration forum. The event aimed to rally the international community around restoring a healthy climate by …


Ashden join climate strikes ahead of UN Summit

Alliance magazine 20 September 2019

Ashden, the sustainable energy charity which is supported by the Ashden Trust, is putting its weight behind this weekend’s Global Climate Strike and the Car Free Day in London, as it prepares to attend the …


Amazon fires expose the weakness of government and the power of philanthropy

Krystian Seibert 4 September 2019

We’ve all seen the images of the Amazon rainforest burning, and people around the world are reacting with shock and concern. And rightly so. The Amazon is the largest remaining tropical rainforest in the world. It’s home …

Australian Philanthropy Awards celebrates funders of local and international initiatives

Alliance magazine 28 July 2019

The recipients of the fifth annual Australian Philanthropy Awards have been recognised for supporting initiatives that make real change in the community, both locally and internationally. Awards were presented across seven categories: Leading Philanthropist, Best …

Time to change the way we invest

Ellen Dorsey 16 July 2019

A growing number of foundations are deploying a portion of their capital to mission aligned investment strategies. This is an important trend. Still, only a relatively small number of foundations seek positive environmental and social …

AVPN’s Climate Action Platform to move the needle ‘from intent to action’

Alliance magazine 15 July 2019

At its annual conference in Singapore last month, AVPN launched the Climate Action Platform to catalyse investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation. With the goal, according to a media release from AVPN, of ‘moving …

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation sells fossil fuel holdings

Alliance magazine 14 July 2019

One of Europe’s largest foundations, Portugal’s Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, has announced that it is selling its energy holding, Partex, for $622 million, to Thai business, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP). The move …

Catalysing engagement on climate action

Christina Ameln 23 June 2019

‘Our house is on fire!’ Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage activist, regularly reminds the world that she is still a child – yet faced with an awesome responsibility. She is waking up a new generation …

German foundations edge towards joint action on climate change and gender equality

Alliance magazine 10 June 2019

The German Association of Foundations has endorsed collective action on climate change and gender equality during its annual meeting held this year in Manheim. Members approved a resolution to ‘act sustainably by taking responsibility for …

With peoples’ protests mounting, why are philanthropists lagging behind on climate change?

Lindley Mease 5 June 2019

A groundswell of community-owned solutions requires investment. People are taking to the streets on climate change around the globe, tired of inaction by public officials and risking arrest to intentionally cause disruption. It’s time to …