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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 For Subscribers

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 Partex, its energy holding, to a company in Thailand, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP), for $622 million. …

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 …

Routes to peaceful development: Environment

Bilal Ahmad Pandow 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

Shared understanding of environmental concerns is at the heart of trying to build a peaceful and border-free South Asia The South Asian Voluntary Association of Environmentalists (SAVAE) is over a decade old. Its background was …

Ashden announces new CEO and new Chair

Alliance magazine 19 May 2019

The UK sustainable energy charity, Ashden, has announced that Founder Director Sarah Butler-Sloss, will be moving on from her role managing the day-to-day operations at Ashden to become Chair of Trustees. Harriet Lamb, most recently …

New report identifies opportunities in forestry-focused impact investing to combat threat of climate change

Alliance magazine 24 April 2019

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) today released its Scaling Impact Investments in Forestry report. The GIIN’s new report takes explores the landscape of investment managers and asset owners active in the market and provide …