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Mercy Corps AgriFin programme awarded $100,000 in Colombia, Rockefeller partnership

Alliance magazine 29 May 2020

Students at Colombia Business School, in collaboration with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, have awarded a $100,000 grant to the Mercy Corps AgriFin programme, an innovative fintech solution for small farms facing climate change. The grant was …


Which session at the AVPN 2020 annual conference would you most like to hear about?

Alliance magazine 26 May 2020

The 8th annual AVPN Conference will focus on the impact that networks can bring to scale solutions and advance global agendas. The virtual conference will explore themes such as gender, climate action, nutrition, and health …


Women’s Livelihood Bond Series wins support for innovative, green, and gender-equal growth initiative in Asia

Alliance magazine 25 May 2020

The Women’s Livelihood Bond Series, an initiative of Impact Investment Exchange, has won the opportunity to scale an innovative finance solution for gender-equal COVID-resilience and green growth across Asia through P4G, or Partnering for Green …

Supporting conservation during a crisis

Emma McIntosh and Francesca McGrath 21 May 2020

Many are wondering – more than usual – about whether they will be able to start or sustain a career in nature conservation. Yet supporting conservation and conservationists is more critical now than ever. Nature …

We dropped the ball on climate protection in 2008 – we can’t afford to do it again

Peter Heller 14 May 2020

In 2009, I wrote a piece for Alliance – Wanted: First movers. Reading it now, I feel tempted to copy and paste the introduction into a new article about the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘It is a …

Environmental philanthropy and COVID-19: What’s love got to do with it?

Florence Miller 6 May 2020

COVID-19 took many of our carefully thought-through plans and scattered them from the window of a fast-moving vehicle. But the pandemic has also brought many things into sharp focus. Inequalities of experience We may all …

OSF pledge $16 million to prevent rollbacks on climate during COVID-19

Alliance magazine 29 April 2020

The Open Society Foundations have announced a pledge of $16 million in support of urgent climate crisis priorities related to the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will support advancing ‘green’ economic stimulus plans and stopping authoritarian …

On Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, reflecting on today’s challenges

Jonathan Pershing 22 April 2020

On this 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, we are all in an unsettled place. Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken tens of thousands of lives, and containment measures have caused unprecedented economic disruption. …

Local socio-environmental funds: Exporting social technology to preserve life

1 Maria Amalia Souza and Attilio Zolin 16 April 2020

The CASA Socio-Environmental Fund was created to fund projects in the large South American regional biomes in an integrated way. After all, forests and rivers do not respect imaginary lines separating nations – yet their …

Philanthropy must declare a climate emergency

Ellen Dorsey 9 April 2020

This piece originally appeared online and in the March print edition of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. In February, three of the world’s wealthiest individuals pledged funds to battle climate change. In a letter commemorating the …