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Foundations across Europe are tackling the other big challenge: climate change

ACF, AEF, CFF, DAFNE, and Global Dialogue 4 June 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically changed our world, in so many ways. Things will never be the same again. The first task is to save lives. The next challenge is, in the words of UN …

On climate justice, funders could do better

Andrew Milner 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Philanthropy is falling short when it comes to supporting the climate justice movement that is rapidly growing across the globe Despite what he terms ‘amnesia and individualism’, Nathan Thanki of Global Campaign to Demand Climate …

The time is now

Zion Lights 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Extinction Rebellion is not just about saving what we can of the ecosystem, it’s about establishing a new order When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5 Warming report was released in autumn 2018, …

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

Alliance magazine 29 May 2020

Students at Columbia 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 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 …