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Philanthropy must act to transform global food systems

Alliance magazine 14 July 2021

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food has launched a report calling the philanthropy community to action when it comes to transforming food systems. The report, ‘How to Transform Food Systems’, is being released …

Fundación Santa María la Real on reducing their carbon footprint in Spain

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 13 July 2021

People, landscape and heritage are the pillars that inform the work of Fundación Santa María la Real in Spain. Created in 1977 to promote the restoration of Santa María la Real Monastery, they have recently …

Climate Funders Justice Pledge signatories are resourcing BIPOC-led groups at higher percentage than peers

Alliance magazine 7 July 2021

New data released by the Donors of Color Network finds that most foundations who have taken its Climate Funders Justice Pledge have committed more than 30 per cent of their 2019-2020 climate funding to BIPOC-led …

Wellcome Trust plans to bring £29 billion endowment to net zero by 2050

Elika Roohi 2 July 2021

The Wellcome Trust has announced a strategy to bring its £29 billion endowment, invested in shares, hedge funds, private equity, and property, to carbon net zero by 2050. The foundation has been criticised in the …

MAPLE on Indigenous-led climate work in Chile

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 29 June 2021

In Chile, the micro-development organisation MAPLE has been working for almost a decade with Mapuche communities to create a sustainable and community-powered finance tool that fits the tradition values and culture of the Indigenous population …

IKEA, Rockefeller Foundations pledge $1 billion to fund renewable energy in developing nations

Alliance magazine 26 June 2021

The IKEA Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation announced this week that the two funders would be joining forces to set up a $1 billion fund supporting renewable energy programmes in developing nations. The joint fund will …

Climate change resilience: can philanthropy play a role?

Keratiloe Mogotsi 25 June 2021

We have heard about it all before: rising temperatures, failing crops resulting in food insecurity, the melting ice caps – these are all part of the narrative of climate change. Natural disasters, which seem to …

Alliance webinar: Climate philanthropy now – where should philanthropy put its funding?

Annmarie McQueen 22 June 2021

Currently only 2 per cent of philanthropic giving goes towards addressing climate change, however it’s clear that more is urgently needed. To mark the publication of our June issue, this webinar brought together a panel …

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation: integrating climate in Australia

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 15 June 2021

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation in Australia decided to give climate change a bigger space in its work in 2016, when it began integrating an environmental lens across all its grantmaking and projects. That step – …

Nailing net-zero by creating an accountability ecosystem

Amol Mehra 8 June 2021

Not a day goes by without a company making a new commitment to achieve net-zero emissions in the next few decades. Inspired by the Paris Agreement’s recommendation to reach net-zero by 2050, over 1300 companies …