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Investors file climate change resolution at Barclays AGM

Alliance magazine 12 January 2020

Lankelly Chase is one of 11 institutional investors and more than 100 individual shareholders who have asked Barclays to phase out its financing of fossil fuel companies that are driving the climate crisis. The first …


Prince William launches Earthshot prize to inspire environmental action

Alliance magazine 10 January 2020

Prince William has launched the Earthshot Prize – a multi-million pound prize which will initially be handled by the Royal Foundation – to ‘inspire a decade of action to repair the planet’. The new initiative will set …


Australia’s Paul Ramsay Foundation commits $30 million to bushfire relief efforts

Alliance magazine 9 January 2020

The Paul Ramsay Foundation has set aside $30 million to support communities affected by the bushfires. ‘We are in this together,’ said Paul Ramsay Foundation CEO Glyn Davis in a statement posted on Twitter. ‘The …

Tokyo Joins Bloomberg Philanthropies’ partnership for healthy cities

Alliance magazine 6 January 2020

Bloomberg Philanthropies recently announced Tokyo as the newest city to join the Partnership for Healthy Cities as part of a $12 million reinvestment to expand the number of cities in the programme from 54 to 70. Launched in …

New report from CEGA on nature based solutions to address climate change

Alliance magazine 29 December 2019

China Environmental Grantmakers Alliance (CEGA) released its Case Studies Report at a COP 25 side event discussing nature based solutions to address climate change. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment …

EFC’s Grantmakers East Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia was one of the best ever!

Jasna Jašarević 28 December 2019

This was said at the closing plenary by Dr Gerry Salole, Chief Executive of the European Foundation Centre, with which most of the participants agreed with. At least I did. This year’s Grantmakers East Forum …

Climate change is not gender neutral

Carla López Cabrera, Daniëlle Hirsch and Zohra Moosa 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

A feminist approach rooted in local communities can provide a powerful source of protecting the environment and achieving gender justice In mid-2016, the Canadian company Orezone Gold Corporation arrived in Bomboré, a town in the …

Big business can do more to protect the environment – here’s how to get them on side

Josh Newton 29 November 2019

People in the UK want greater investment in protecting the environment. Gone are the days when this statement would have been subject for debate; now it’s seen as fact. As a country, we’ve become more environmentally …

Funding on a finite planet

1 Zibran Choudhury 12 November 2019

The 2019 Annual Conference of the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) bought together trusts and foundations from across the UK to engage them on taking action on the climate crisis. It’s been an active 12 …

Fourteen UK funders commit to tackle climate change

Alliance magazine 6 November 2019

Fourteen UK foundations have made a public commitment to tackle climate change and are calling other funders to join them in pledging their support. The Funder Commitment on Climate Change is being launched at the …