A new film by The Gaia Foundation and The African Biodiversity Network (ABN), Seeds of Sovereignty shares the stories of African communities embarking on a journey to revive their traditional seed diversity, and take back control over their food systems. Forging a path toward a socially just, ecologically sane and sovereign future, they are courageously challenging […]
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The Swift Foundation supports local stewards and their allies who are dedicated to protecting biological and cultural diversity, building resilience amidst climate change and restoring the health and dignity of communities globally.
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Check out this video from the ReRoute Conference held in New York City July 19-21st with over 300 student and youth organizers from all over the United States. The New Economics Institute is investing in youth leadership development to build their coalition for a new economy. See the potential here:
A new six minute film by the African Biodiversity Network and The Gaia Foundation, ‘The Farmer, the Architect and the Scientist’ tells the story of a seed hero Dr Debal Deb is a pioneering ecologist committed to working with traditional farmers in eastern India to conserve indigenous seed diversity. Over almost two decades, Debal has […]
Impact investing 2.0: The Way Forward – Insight from 12 Outstanding Funds This report studies 12 funds with diverse objectives and geography to understand how they became successful in terms of financial performance and social impact. The selected funds include Calvert Foundation, Deutsche Bank, RSF Social Finance and The W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In addition to the report, 12 fund case studies […]
Press Release: US Congress Takes a Historic Stance Against Land Grabs-Related Forced Evictions in Ethiopia Oakland, CA – In a historic move, the US Congress has taken a stance on land grabs-related human rights abuses in Ethiopia. The 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill contains provisions that ensure that US development funds are not used to support […]
A new report from The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is now available. The report is for foundation staff and trustees who want to employ investment and shareowner strategies across their assets to help achieve positive societal outcomes and targeted financial returns. [...]