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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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Featured Videos

Our Land, Our Business

Willful Blindness Report

Swift grantee, The Oakland Institute, was involved with the launch of Our Land Our Business, a campaign designed to hold the World Bank accountable for its role in the rampant theft of land and resources from some of the world’s poorest people–farmers, pastoralists, and indigenous communities. Click here to watch the short 1.5 minute video or […]

Media Tour of Sarstoon-Temash National Park

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Greg Ch’oc, Executive Director of  SATIIM (Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management),  is interviewed by Channel 5 News in Belize about protecting the rights of the indigenous populations in the Sarstoon-Temash  region.  Read archived news clip.

Not Business as Usual

Not Business as Usual Movie

This feature length documentary tracks the changing landscape of business with the rising tide of conscious capitalism and features the inspiring stories of several subversive entrepreneurs from Vancouver who are redefining what it means to be successful. The next screening is Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Vancouver International Film Festival Vancity […]

Recent Reports

Indigenous Lawsuits Could Paralyze the Tar Sands


Whether it calls the program “responsible resource development” or strives to become an “energy superpower,” Canada is digging up vast swathes of the earth and selling them as quickly as possible at the expense of the environment and aboriginal rights. In many of the treaty territories and unsurrendered First Nations across Canada, the constitutionally protected rights of […]

New Release from Oakland Institute

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 180 Organizations from around the World Demand that the World Bank Shut Down Its Business Rankings & Benchmarking  OAKLAND, CA (April 10) – As the spring meetings of the World Bank get underway in Washington, DC, 180 organizations, including NGOs, unions, and farmer and consumer groups from over 80 countries, demand that the World Bank end its Doing Business rankings and […]

Sustainable Development Opportunities at the Climate, Land, Energy and Water Nexus in Nicaragua


New working paper from The Center for Latin American Studies at the University California Berkeley is co-authored by Swift grantee, Mathias Craig, of blueEnergy…. In the face of rapid economic growth, there is a need for all countries to think about how to sustainably manage natural resources and protect biodiversity, while promoting both energy and food security. Click here […]

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