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Emissions reduction moving too slowly and in wrong direction, finds ClimateWorks report

Alliance magazine 21 November 2020

In order to meet limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius – the number agreed as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement – countries will need drop their emissions by half by 2030 and reach …


Our investments should not drive the problems we ask grantees to solve

Ellen Dorsey and Dan Chu 17 November 2020 For Subscribers

In this moment of great social, economic, and ecological upheaval, it is abundantly clear that we need fundamental and systemic changes to our economy. Fifty years of Milton Friedman’s doctrine of shareholder primacy and maximisation …


Wallace Global, Sierra Club Foundation hit back at divestment ‘virtue signalling’ claims

Elika Roohi 17 November 2020

It is ‘intellectually dishonest’ for foundations to separate the values that govern their grantmaking from how they manage their investments, say two of the leading voices in the Divest-Invest movement writing in Alliance magazine today. …

Countering the biodiversity crisis with new funding models

Fred Nelson, Katy Scholfield, Gemma Goodman and Nick Lapham 13 November 2020

Biodiversity loss and associated ecosystem collapse is an urgent global challenge – one of the top five risks to humanity according to the World Economic Forum. During the past 50 years, 60 per cent of …

Where to From Here? Perspectives from inside an environmental nonprofit/asset owner

Giulia Christianson and Ariel Pinchot 7 November 2020

We will long remember 2020 as a year of immense tragedy. In the U.S. alone, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken the lives of over 230,000 people and left millions unemployed and struggling to get by. …

Established, mainstream organisations among first to receive grants from $10bn Earth Fund

Alliance magazine 4 November 2020

Some of the most established environmental groups in the U.S. will be among those that receive the first grants from the Bezos Earth Fund, a signal that Jeff Bezos is more interested in supporting existing …

Rockefeller Foundation issues debt to finance $1 billion pledge to green energy and Covid Relief

Alliance magazine 2 November 2020

The Rockefeller Foundation has announced a $1 billion pledge to catalysing a more inclusive and green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, focusing on ensuring equitable access to Covid-19 healthcare and building stronger healthcare systems that …

Climate movements and funders

Alliance magazine 27 October 2020

If the next decade is a flashpoint for the world’s future, the relationship between climate movements working on the ground and the funders who support them is becoming yet more crucial. An expert panel representing …

Alliance webinar: Climate movements and funders, a crucial relationship

Alliance magazine 22 October 2020

If the next decade is a flashpoint for the world’s future, the relationship between climate movements working on the ground and the funders who support them is becoming yet more crucial. An expert panel representing …

When you build it and they don’t come – an approach for proactive research within responsive philanthropy

Gabriela Cervera 21 October 2020

Since late 2019, we at I.G. Advisors have been working closely with Garfield Weston Foundation to thoroughly understand the needs of the UK Environmental Sector. Last week, the Foundation published the Prioritising Our Planet Report …