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Climate philanthropy

Philanthropy can advance business for good around climate ambitions and beyond

Social Innovation Exchange 3 August 2022

A new way of thinking about corporate purpose and climate risks Businesses have an important role to play in transitioning our planet to a sustainable and green future, but the idea that businesses should care …


$25m from IKEA foundation to promote climate-friendly cooling

Alliance magazine 31 July 2022

About 10 air conditioners will be sold every second for the next 30 years as demand for cooling systems skyrockets during increasingly frequent heatwaves. A new $25 million grant from the IKEA Foundation to the …


Philanthropy must engage with the ‘Action For Climate Empowerment’ agenda

Alice Amorim and Amiera Sawas 27 July 2022

A global transformation which is just, rapid, and in line with reducing warming to under 1.5 degrees Celsius is not possible without people. For too long, people from all walks of life have been left …

Alliance event: Funding loss and damage

Amy McGoldrick 26 July 2022

‘Loss and damage’ is a particular phrase the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change uses to refer to the consequences of climate change that go beyond what people can adapt to – such as low-lying …

Laurence Tubiana has a message for European philanthropy

Elika Roohi 19 July 2022 For Subscribers

It is the end of May, and southern Spain is experiencing a heatwave so dramatic that temperatures in some cities are 16 degrees Celsius above average. A spokesperson for AEMET, the country’s national weather agency, …

Philanthropic efforts to address climate change falling short, even according to foundation leaders

Alliance magazine 13 July 2022

Philanthropic foundation’s efforts to address climate change are relatively limited, and non-climate funders see the issue as outside the scope of their mission in many cases, research from the Center for Effective Philanthropy has found. …

AVPN Global Conference 2022

Alliance magazine 5 July 2022

Over six plenaries, 42 breakout sessions, workshops, networking experiences and small group sessions, the AVPN Global Conference 2022 provided a deep-dive into the cross-cutting thematic areas that represent the most pressing challenges in the region, …

Unmasking the influence of climate trends on Asian philanthropy

Zibran Choudhury 4 July 2022

Last week, AVPN hosted their 2022 Global Conference, and Alliance asked its readers what session they would like to hear about most in a poll. The winner was ‘Unmasking the influence of climate trends on …

Industrial models of food and energy are failing. The G7 must do better.

Ruth Richardson and Stefan Schurig 2 July 2022

There was much debate over what should have been the central topic of discussion at this year’s G7 summit in Germany. It was set against a turbulent backdrop that global leaders meet: the war in …

In parched Zimbabwe, experts fear that new PVO law will curtail food aid

Andrew Mambondiyani 23 June 2022

Zimbabwe is grappling with severe droughts that have left millions of people food insecure, forcing many farmers to depend on both local and international philanthropic organisations for food. The country has suffered from numerous serious …