Our Featured Grantees
Our goal is to help build a vibrant community of advocates in which the net effect of their efforts is greater than any single contribution.
Growald Family Fund has used a venture philanthropy approach since its inception. Growald has built its reputation on choosing and nurturing game changing leaders to scale and has an outstanding track record, including seeding such organizations as Carbon Tracker, IEEFA, and Carbon Tracker.
The Renewable Energy Institute aims to establish a society based on renewable energy in Japan.
REI was established in 2011 and ever since has worked on renewable energy development, climate change and energy issues in Japan. The purpose of the Institute is to contribute to creating safe and secure living environments co-existing with nature and a sustainable, recycling oriented society by promoting the establishment of a society based on renewable energy. REI performs in- depth policy and financial research on the option of integrating more renewable capacity in the energy mix of Japan.
The Green Finance Development Center at Tsinghua University in Beijing plays an active role in international dialogues on economic and financial issues, including green finance and the Belt and Road Initiative. Led by Dr. Ma Jun, Chairman of the China Green Finance Committee, the Green Finance Development Center serves as the secretariat for the Green Investment Principles of the Belt and Road (GIP), a widely supported set of guidelines for green, resilient investment. The GIP has been signed by every major Chinese bank involved in the Belt and Road, among other major international institutions. The Center launched a leadership program with the goal of spreading green finance principles across key stakeholders in Belt and Road host countries.
InfluenceMap is a London-based think tank working on the cutting edge of climate and sustainability issues. The team empowers investors, corporations, and the media with data-driven analyses on issues pertaining to climate change and energy. InfluenceMap delivers reports and develops tools to enable financial institutions to positively engage in climate policies; their work has been widely cited among climate experts and politicians. In 2018, InfluenceMap expanded its operations into Japan and plays an integral role in coordinating amongst civil society organizations to engage investors and companies with a goal of influencing climate and energy policy.
Fixed income markets outsize equity markets, especially as a source of fresh capital for fossil industries
and stranded assets. The Anthropocene Fixed income Institute (AFII) conducts research into these
linkages, executes advocacy against bond market climate transgressions, and works with education and
outreach to make the broader community understand the importance of fixed income for climate
change mitigation. The AFII also seeks to develop creative ways for fixed income to play a positive role,
through deepening of the green bond market and further developments of green financing concepts.
Being driven by the belief that climate commitments must in the end be reflected in the buy and sell
decisions of traders, portfolio managers and allocators, the AFII mainly engages market professionals to
ensure that relevance.
Power Shift Africa is a think tank which provides cutting edge analysis on climate change and energy from an African perspective. Founded by Mohamed Adow, who has seen the effects of climate change first hand being from a pastoralist community in northern Kenya. Adow spent ten years working at the heart of global climate advocacy and policy with a London-based international development organisation, where he was often in demand from policymakers and journalists to provide African insight on the climate crisis. Recognising the need for a bespoke organisation to meet this need full time, he returned to his home continent and established Power Shift Africa to both boost understanding about the climate crisis within Africa and also leverage the African voice on the international climate stage.
ClimateVoice launched in February, 2020 with the objective of raising the bar for companies so that they take strong stands on public policy for climate at the local, state, and national levels, and so that they align everything they do with a safe climate future. Current and future employees are uniquely suited to convince companies to go “all in” on climate -in their operations, their supply chain, their products, and especially their advocacy for public policy to address the climate crisis. By raising the expectations that employees have for companies on climate, ClimateVoice creates a competitive advantage for companies that go “all in,” and create significant recruiting and retention risk for those that don’t.
Carbon Tracker is a leading voice on climate finance, exposing the contradictions made by fossil fuels investors who do not account for projected reduced demand, negative externalities, and the rapid advancement of clean technologies. The Carbon Tracker team early on introduced the concept of “stranded assets” into the financial lexicon, now a significant consideration in energy sector investments. The team provides in-depth analysis on the impact of climate change on capital markets and investment in fossil fuels, mapping risk, opportunity and the route to a low carbon future. Carbon Tracker is a team of financial, energy and legal experts with a groundbreaking approach to limiting future greenhouse gas emissions. The team has the technical knowledge, connections, and reach to get inside the mind-set of the financial community and effect change on a global scale.
The Sustainable Finance programme pioneers research on stranded assets and brings together researchers, institutions and practitioners working in the field internationally to share expertise.
The Sustainable Finance programme seeks to understand the requirements, challenges, and opportunities associated with a reallocation of capital towards investments aligned with global environmental sustainability. The research team strives to understand environment-related risk and opportunity, both in different sectors and systemically; how such factors are emerging and how they positively or negatively affect asset values; how such factors might be interrelated or correlated; their materiality (in terms of scale, impact, timing, and likelihood); who will be affected; and what affected groups can do to pre-emptively manage risk.
The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis accelerates the transition to a diverse, sustainable, and profitable energy economy through research, advocacy, and partnerships with local organizations. Their work has contributed to the shift of billions of dollars away from fossil-fuel investments. IEEFA’s research uniquely combines an understanding of technical and financial issues with a keen awareness of political dynamics, and how critical it is to rely on local leadership to guide appropriate strategies country-by-country. IEEFA weighs in on energy transition projects in regions where our financial and economic expertise can be most strategically leveraged, especially in vulnerable economies. The team also works directly with fossil-fuel dependent communities to make a smooth, just transition to clean energy by finding practical alternatives to lost jobs and economic opportunity.
Market Forces believes that the banks, superannuation funds and governments that have custody of our money should use it to protect not damage our environment. They work exposes the institutions that are financing environmentally destructive projects and help Australians hold these institutions accountable, working with the community to prevent investment in projects that would harm the environment and drive global warming.
The organization works in close partnerships with other passionate campaigners, environmental issue experts and advocates of environmentally sustainable behavior from the finance sector.