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Fund ‘Cinderella causes’ to push Earth Overshoot Day back

Florence Miller 29 July 2021

This year we’ll hit Earth Overshoot Day, the day by which we’ve used up the ecological resources that the Earth could regenerate in one year, on 29 July, fully five months before the end of …


Laudes Foundation on interlinking climate change and the inequality gap

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 27 July 2021

Laudes Foundation launched in 2020 with the aim to address the dual crises of climate breakdown and challenge industries to implement business practices that ‘regenerate and restore nature.’ The new foundation is a part of …


‘Sustainability’ in the time of climate crisis

Anna Wallich 20 July 2021

Sustainability has always been central to the Maanch message. As an organisation, we’ve been deep in thought about building back better from Covid-19, the climate crisis and its wider implications and COP26. But it’s not just us who are paying …

Philanthropy must act to transform global food systems

Alliance magazine 14 July 2021

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food has launched a report calling the philanthropy community to action when it comes to transforming food systems. The report, ‘How to Transform Food Systems’, is being released …

Fundación Santa María la Real on reducing their carbon footprint in Spain

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 13 July 2021

People, landscape and heritage are the pillars that inform the work of Fundación Santa María la Real in Spain. Created in 1977 to promote the restoration of Santa María la Real Monastery, they have recently …

Climate Funders Justice Pledge signatories are resourcing BIPOC-led groups at higher percentage than peers

Alliance magazine 7 July 2021

New data released by the Donors of Color Network finds that most foundations who have taken its Climate Funders Justice Pledge have committed more than 30 per cent of their 2019-2020 climate funding to BIPOC-led …

Wellcome Trust plans to bring £29 billion endowment to net zero by 2050

Elika Roohi 2 July 2021

The Wellcome Trust has announced a strategy to bring its £29 billion endowment, invested in shares, hedge funds, private equity, and property, to carbon net zero by 2050. The foundation has been criticised in the …

MAPLE on Indigenous-led climate work in Chile

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 29 June 2021

In Chile, the micro-development organisation MAPLE has been working for almost a decade with Mapuche communities to create a sustainable and community-powered finance tool that fits the tradition values and culture of the Indigenous population …

IKEA, Rockefeller Foundations pledge $1 billion to fund renewable energy in developing nations

Alliance magazine 26 June 2021

The IKEA Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation announced this week that the two funders would be joining forces to set up a $1 billion fund supporting renewable energy programmes in developing nations. The joint fund will …

Climate change resilience: can philanthropy play a role?

Keratiloe Mogotsi 25 June 2021

We have heard about it all before: rising temperatures, failing crops resulting in food insecurity, the melting ice caps – these are all part of the narrative of climate change. Natural disasters, which seem to …