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Shloka Nath on climate, collaboration, and COVID-19

Andrew Milner 15 September 2020 For Subscribers

One of the panellists as AVPN 2020 was Shloka Nath, Executive Director of the recently-formed India Climate Collaborative (ICC). As one of the conference themes was collaboration, she talks to Alliance about how ICC puts …


‘Tiny fraction’ of development funding goes toward tackling outdoor air pollution, finds new report

Elika Roohi 7 September 2020

According to a new report published by the Clean Air Fund, just $273 million in grant funding went directly to tackling outdoor air pollution between 2015 and 2019. This sum represents a ‘tiny fraction’ of …


Philanthropy confidential – September 2020

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020

All your confidential philanthropic queries answered Philanthropy confidential is your space to safely and anonymously get advice on ethical dilemmas in the sector. Tell Regi, our secret philanthropy correspondent with impeccable standing in the global …

Investing for a just transition

Nick Robins 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

The need to rebuild after the Covid-19 pandemic offers an opportunity for a just transition to a clean economy – an opportunity foundation investors must take Crises can be moments of transformation. The catastrophic failure …

Time for climate and sustainability coherence

María-Laura Rojas 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that global problems need comprehensive solutions The current pandemic has laid bare the fact that Latin American philanthropy can no longer ignore the need to concert its grantmaking and investment …

A tale of two tipping points: Democracy and climate

Isidoro Hazbun​ 31 August 2020

Restoring faith in democracy and restoring nature are essential for a sustainable future. This cannot be done without targeted philanthropy and on-the-ground civil society.  The Covid-19 pandemic has been steadily revealing the lack of government …

As deadly heatwaves sweep the world, philanthropy can create a cool future

Harriet Lamb 24 August 2020

This summer has brought ferocious heatwaves from India to Siberia and the U.S. Lethal temperatures are no surprise – heatwaves are now more common, more intense and longer-lasting, with 2020 likely to be the hottest year …

National Lottery Community Fund announces £14 million for climate change work

Alliance magazine 18 August 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced more than £14 million in grants for work in the UK to tackle climate change. The funding is part of the National Lottery-funded Climate Action Fund, a ten-year …

European Foundation Centre launches climate webinar series

Alliance magazine 14 August 2020

The European Foundation Centre’s European Environmental Funders Group has launched a series of webinars dedicated to exploring environmental issues currently at stake for the philanthropic sector. Two webinars have already been held: the first, which …

How to enhance collaboration on environmental sustainability in China

Bowen Zhang 6 August 2020

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis that has reminded everyone of the fragile interconnectivity between human beings and the ecosystem, China is showing greater willingness to prioritise environmental protection. Beijing’s latest environmental guideline issued …