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Home / News and Insights / Events / The fight against climate change: What can philanthropy do for the climate?

The fight against climate change: What can philanthropy do for the climate?

Despite the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change describing it as a ‘code red for humanity’ and the profound impact of climate change across a range of social issues already requiring the intervention of charities, philanthropy remains stubbornly reluctant to engage in climate action either through grant making or investments. Although many philanthropists and foundations recognise the urgency and are inclined to take action, there are a variety of perceived barriers which prevent them from doing so.

Join BDB Pitmans and our panellists as we discuss the tensions which exist in climate philanthropy and the ways in which charities and funders can work together to meet the climate challenge, including:

  • the importance of philanthropic support in tackling climate related issues;
  • the perceived barriers to engagement;
  • the investment argument for fossil fuel divestment and what makes them a ‘stranded asset’;
  • what your investment managers aren’t telling you;
  • baby steps to implementing a sustainable investment strategy;
  • the politicisation of the climate crisis;
  • grant making strategies that can be employed to help mitigate environmental impact;
  • the environment cross over and intersection with other charitable activities.
Hearing from our expert speakers:
  • Jonathan Brinsden, Partner at BDB Pitmans LLP
  • Lisa Stonestreet, Head of Communications & Charity Impact at EIRIS Foundation
  • Mark Campanale, Founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative
  • Ben Ayliffe, Programme & Strategy Director at Energy Transition Fund
  • Tris Lumley, Director of Innovation and Development at New Philanthropy Capital

Please let us know if you can attend by clicking on the Register Interest button.

We look forward to welcoming you to our panel session.

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