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Climate of change for leading foundations

Nick Perks 2 November 2019

In June, at a gathering of the Woburn Place group of foundation leaders, we heard very persuasive evidence from Stephanie Pfiel of Client Earth and Kené Umeasiegbu, Head of Environment at Tesco, about the urgency …

Foundations can, and must, do more to tackle climate change

1 Pavlina Draganova 31 October 2019

Last October, the world’s leading climate scientists issued a final warning: we are running out of time to prevent disastrous global warming. A year on, their message has made its mark in the UK and …

European foundations commit $13 million to tackle planet and climate crisis

Charles Keidan and Andrew Milner 22 October 2019

Four of Europe’s leading foundations tackling climate change have committed $13 million (€11.6 million) of funding to advance work to protect the ‘global commons’ – the areas and ecosystems of our planet on which we …

Science and philanthropy join forces to protect the Global Commons

Andrew Milner 22 October 2019 For Subscribers

Interview: Professor Johan Rockström, Global Commons Alliance If we are to arrest climate change, safeguarding the global commons – the areas and ecosystems of our planet on which we all depend – is an absolute …

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 …