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Fintech is part of Africa’s green transition

Christina Luke 17 May 2022

As Africa prepares for some of the worst effects of climate change, could innovations that merge fintech and climate solutions help the continent accelerate to its sustainable development goals? Time is no one’s friend in …


Green growth: Environmental philanthropy in China

Angel Chiang 2 May 2022

While China has achieved momentous success in expanding its economy and generating wealth over the last decade, this has come at an environmental cost. As part of CAPS’s four-part China Issue Guide study, we look …


Supercharging environment and climate protection: 7 megatrends in philanthropic practice

Amanda Martin 27 April 2022

The urgency of the climate and biodiversity crises has never been clearer. Here in Australia, with floods, fires and droughts impacting our communities and the places we love, we know we’re rapidly reaching the point …

America’s Midwest can support inclusive climate solutions: Here’s how

Tonya Allen and John Palfrey 22 April 2022

The threats we’ve seen to democracy and our institutions are major challenges to climate action. The communities that are left vulnerable to environmental injustice or extreme weather are often the same communities subjected to police …

Tackling the climate crisis, together: EBRD’s newest partnership initiative

Alexis Franke 14 April 2022

On the heels of COP26 and in anticipation of COP27, we at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) continue to find new and innovative ways to tackle the climate crisis. Leveraging partnerships and …

How can philanthropy support action on climate change?

Annmarie McQueen 12 April 2022

On 31 March 2022, Synergos’ Global Philanthropists Circle, in partnership with Environmental Funders Network (EFN) and The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW), brought together funders for a ‘rare opportunity to hear from the broader environmental philanthropic community …

Intersectional environmentalism: How foundations simultaneously address race and climate

2 Jake Safane 4 April 2022

Conserving natural spaces. Cleaning up waterways. Reducing the use of fossil fuels. At first glance, all of these areas may seem to just be environmental issues. Yet foundations (among many others) are increasingly advocating with …

Middle East food insecurity: Scientific partnerships are the missing ingredient

Uzma Sulaiman 31 March 2022

The Middle East is well known for its dry and arid climate, but what is often less understood is the volatility of its food systems. The region is warming at twice the global average causing …

Green energy economy for gender equity

Deepali Khanna 30 March 2022

Covid-19 has raised new barriers to building inclusive and prosperous economies and societies. The Global Gender Gap Report 2021 estimates that it may take 136 years to achieve gender parity, with overall income disparities still …

CSWAfrica: There is no climate solution without Global South women

Aarti Narsee 24 March 2022

Women land, environmental, and Indigenous defenders are on the frontline in tackling the climate crisis and calling out the failure of governments to take adequate action – but they face repression aimed at silencing them. …