Funding the Future - How the climate crisis intersects with your giving

Dr. Felicitas von Peter introduces our climate philanthropy guide

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Selected Case Studies

Sonia Medina, Executive Director Climate Change, CIFF – Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
The London-based foundation works to improve the lives of children in developing countries who live in poverty. With the climate crisis being the single biggest threat to children, today and in the future, CIFF has tirelessly combined its work on children’s issues with minimising the risk of climate impacts. Integrating a climate lens into CIFF’s portfolio has therefore become critical to fulfil its mission. Read on to learn about the challenges CIFF encountered and why monitoring and tracking is vital in order to maximise the impact.

Mary Robinson, Founder of Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
"I came quite late to understanding climate change," Mary Robinson once stated referring to her time as a UN High Commissioner. Around 2003, she became acutely aware of the social injustices climate change brings. This led her to think of ‘climate change’ in terms of ‘climate justice’. In our interview, Robinson outlines five layers to this injustice, speaks about what kind of stories work and explains why fearmongering is a poor counsellor. Read the full interview in part 1 and 2 here.

23. June

Virtual launch of the climate philanthropy guide
Introduction I Panel I Q&A and individual workshops I with Prof. Dr. Joachim Rogall (Robert Bosch Stiftung), Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen (Stiftung Gesunde Erde, Gesunde Menschen), Dr. Felicitas von Peter and Dr. Johannes Lundershausen (both Active Philanthropy), the event was held in German

20. October



Virtual launch of the climate philanthropy guide for the european and international market, in cooperation with DAFNE (Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe) and CIFF (Children's Investment Fund Foundation) I 4.00 – 5.00pm CET
Introduction I Panel I Q&A I with Sandrine Dixon-Declève (the Club of Rome), Sonia Medina (Children’s Investment Fund Foundation), George Kabalt (Special Advisor Climate, Laudes Foundation & Porticus), Marie-Stéphane Maradeix (Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation) as well as Dr. Johannes Lundershausen (Active Philanthropy), the event will be held in English.
Register here.


28. October

Virtual kick off to the event series „Klimawandel – Wie jede Stiftung Teil der Lösung wird“ in cooperation with Deutsches Stiftungszentrum (DSZ) / Stifterverband I 4.00 – 5.00pm CET
Introduction I Panel I Q&A I with Prof. h.c. Dr. Juliane Diller (Panguana Stiftung), Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen (Stiftung Gesunde Erde, Gesunde Menschen), Erich Steinsdörfer (Deutsches Stiftungszentrum) as well as Dr. Felicitas von Peter (Active Philanthropy), the event will be held in German
Registration from Oct 6th, 2020 possible.




Please direct your inquiries, comments, feedback or questions related to the guide to Dr. Johannes Lundershausen.

Phone:  +49 30 120 878 420
Email: lundershausen(at)activephilanthropy(dot)org