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What does it take to win on environmental issues and how can funders help?

What does it take to win on environmental issues and how can funders help?

Posted on 9 Sep 2022

Insights from our new sector survey show that there is a vital role for philanthropic funding in recognising the importance of environmental action and giving it the stability needed to really make a difference. In this blog, Harriet Williams and Hugh Mehta explore common themes from the What The Green Groups Said survey respondents and what funders can do in response.

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COP26: Philanthropy can drive systemic change – and back more equitable climate solutions

COP26: Philanthropy can drive systemic change – and back more equitable climate solutions

Posted on 9 Dec 2021

The COP26 climate talks brought hope and frustration – but also reminded us of the unique role philanthropy can play in creating a fair and sustainable world. In this piece, Ed Dean considers what the COP taught us about the power and potential of philanthropy.

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UK foundation giving to environmental causes is on the up, but still a drop in the ocean

UK foundation giving to environmental causes is on the up, but still a drop in the ocean

Posted on 17 Nov 2021

After years of little change, annual giving from UK foundations for environmental work nearly doubled between 2015/16 and 2018/19, a hugely encouraging upswing. At £222 million, annual giving levels still have a long way to go to meet the scale of the challenge (this figure represents just 6% of total UK foundation giving in 2018/19), but our forecast indicates that the trajectory will continue to rise steeply. In this blog we summarise the key findings from the latest edition of the Environmental Funders Network’s 'Where the Green Grants Went' series, which examines environmental giving from UK-based foundations and lottery sources from 2016/17 to 2018/19 in comparison to previous years.

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It’s the Environment, Stupid

It’s the Environment, Stupid

Posted on 29 Nov 2016

Passionate and generous philanthropic engagement with worthy causes is all well and good — but ultimately it means nothing unless we get serious about the environment.

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Expanding Environmental Philanthropy

Expanding Environmental Philanthropy

Posted on 18 Mar 2016

Earlier this week, in collaboration with and munificently hosted by Synchronicity Earth, EFN held the first of what we hope will be a series of salons focused on increasing support to environmental causes. Launching the series was Dr. Lisbet Rausing.

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Seeking More, and More Effective, Environmental Philanthropy

Seeking More, and More Effective, Environmental Philanthropy

Posted on 1 Dec 2015

How can we make environmental funding as effective as it can be?

How can we encourage more funders to support the natural systems on which humanity depends?

These twin questions drive the Environmental Funders Network; we invite you to expand on your own answers through submissions to this blog.

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