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Investments in discovering and developing new solutions to address climate change are woefully low and have even been falling. Sarah Kearney and Scott Burger discuss how can philanthropists help.
Philanthropists and other impact investors play a critical role in funding risky, early-stage startups developing science-based solutions to climate change.
Many cities are adapting in the face of climate change.
Community-driven solutions are helping both to improve food security and to pass down Inuit knowledge to younger generations.
Siobhan Foley has worked closely with New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu to help the city adapt to climate change.
Investors need to better educate themselves about the local context in which their funds are deployed.
The Energy Foundation used a two-pronged strategy of engaging policy makers and grassroots activists to sell green electricity.
Climate-change entrepreneurs need funding, but they also need the expertise, networking, and intellectual capital that incubators and foundations can provide.
To prevent drastic climate change, philanthropists must invest more in nascent solutions ignored by traditional capital markets.
The key to creating a vibrant and sustainable company is to find ways to get all employees personally engaged in day-to-day corporate sustainability efforts.
The public debate around climate change is no longer about science—it’s about values, culture, and ideology.