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Adding evidence: What global grantmaking data tells about us funding for intersectional organising

Kellea Miller 5 September 2022

Spoiler: philanthropy is not living up to its ideals Within the field of human rights philanthropy, we have spent much of the last decade asking how we can break down silos and move money to …

Contributing to SDG7 and learning from each other: IKEA Foundation and Energising Development

1 Isabella Lehmann and Anda Ruf 2 September 2022

Cross-sectoral partnerships are becoming more important in international development cooperation. With their financial independence and thematic expertise, private foundations and philanthropic organisations are excellent partners for public development cooperation in achieving the Agenda 2030. One …

Scale of transition demands need to reimagine, reconstruct and revolutionise

Zibran Choudhury 30 August 2022

Last week, Philea hosted PEXforum 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey, and Alliance asked its readers what session they would like to hear about most in a poll. The winner was Indy Johar’s keynote on ‘Funding public ‘Good’ in …

‘Climate’ is not a stand-alone issue: Unpacking climate through five disciplinary lenses

Farahnaz Karim 22 August 2022

Is ESG a distraction from climate action? This was the question recently posed by the New York Times to a panel of experts in a brilliant debate as part of its Climate Forward conference held …

Want to be a true climate catalyst funder? Practice brave, speedy and flexible grant-making

Jenny Ekelund 17 August 2022

Not every foundation boasts climate expert staff and trustees. Does that matter? Arguably not. If funders want to support high-impact climate collaborations, a healthy risk appetite, and a willingness to act with bravery, speed, and …

Can philanthropy deliver on $100bn climate finance this COP27?   

Tessa Vincent 16 August 2022

Since 2009, countries have promised $100 billion in climate finance each year for developing countries. Year after year, rich countries have broken their promise. Conference after conference, developing countries have been left without adequate tools …

Philanthropy can advance business for good around climate ambitions and beyond

1 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 …