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Alliance magazine distribution is now plastic free

Alliance magazine 7 December 2018

Thanks to support from the European Climate Foundation we are happy to announce we have now removed all the plastic from our distribution process. Alliance will now be delivered in a completely biodegradable, compostable film …


Crossing boundaries, borders and barriers – environment trumps all yet is still ignored by majority of foundations

Ciorsdan Brown 16 November 2018

I always look forward to the ACF conference as it’s a really good chance to catch up with friends, to learn, challenge and connect. I wondered what the theme around borders, barriers and boundaries might …


Children’s Investment Fund Foundation pledges $500 million to combat climate change

Alliance magazine 14 September 2018

Today, the UK’s Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) pledged $500 million over the next five years to combat climate change. This funding contributes to a $4 billion global commitment – the largest-ever philanthropic investment in …

TrustAfrica to administer grants fund from Shell’s compensation in Nigeria

Alliance magazine 30 June 2018

TrustAfrica has been selected to manage the grantmaking of the Kiisi Trust, formed as part of the settlement of a lawsuit brought by survivors of human rights abuses arising out of the operations of Royal …

Why we need collaborations to tackle climate change

Terry Odendahl 27 June 2018

In the current political moment, one where we can no longer trust politicians and international actors to have human compassion and protect our rights to a healthy planet, who do we trust? Over the past …

Mobilising social finance for climate action in Asia

David Venn 17 June 2018

Asia is particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change. A confluence of man-made factors ranging from industrial agriculture practices to widespread deforestation to a reliance on conventional energy sources present serious threats to the …

Unleashing the true potential of philanthropy to transform lives and communities

Michael Mapstone 25 April 2018

Over the past couple of years, I have spent an inordinate amount of time in meetings and conferences about the role of philanthropy in _______ (fill the blank with ‘global development’, ‘SDGs’, ‘closing space’, ‘climate …

Nathan Cummings Foundation commits 100% of endowment to mission-aligned investing

Alliance magazine 5 April 2018

The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) have announced that they will align 100 per cent of their nearly half-billion dollar endowment with their mission to reduce social inequality and mitigate climate change, making it the largest …

Andes Amazon Fund to receive $15 million in support of biodiversity conservation

Alliance magazine 5 October 2017

Home to the world’s greatest concentration of biodiversity and wildlife ecosystems, the Amazon headwaters region is one of the premier focuses of planetary health. In order to protect the environmental health and ecological function of …

Paul G. Allen Philanthropy partners with NOAA for oceanographic climate change research

1 Jacob Beck 15 September 2017

With much turmoil surrounding the topic of climate change, the world seems uncertain about the effects on the environment. With that in mind, Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has embarked on a new philanthropic endeavour …