Laughing matter: How humour offers new hope in the midst of the climate crisis

Why It Matters

The climate crisis threatens humanity’s very existence, yet people often resist adapting to the realities of a changing world. Humour has the power to start tough conversations and drive social change.

Does shareholder climate activism complement grassroots activism?

Why It Matters

Transitioning to a low-carbon economy and society requires buy-in and intentional actions from publicly traded corporations, not just social purpose companies. Shareholders can push for climate action should they choose to exercise their power. Will they?​​

Deep canvassing: How an innovative American door-knocking method is invigorating Canadian environmental campaigns

Why It Matters

Contemporary climate research shows the best way to convince skeptics is to patiently engage with their existing beliefs. Deep canvassing is a political mobilization strategy social purpose organizations like Neighbours United use to do just that: their campaign in a rural B.C. smelting town influenced 40 per cent of residents surveyed and helped pass clean energy legislation.

The climate crisis could break the disaster philanthropy model — what can donors do about it?

Why It Matters

Climate-related disasters are becoming more frequent, resulting in an ever-greater need for humanitarian relief and recovery funding. But experts say the quickened pace of climate-related calamities is leading to donor fatigue and stressing the global capacity for recovery.

Come for the heat pump, stay for the (climate justice) revolution? A bold bet on a new kind of advocacy-focused business model

Why It Matters

In Canada, many advocacy organizations struggle to raise the funds and grow their base to the scale where they can affect lasting policy change. Could it be because of a flaw in the traditional advocacy business model?

How a teen turned her passion for science into fighting climate change

Why It Matters

Young people today confronted with the looming climate crisis are spearheading initiatives to combat it. It is especially important now for the social impact world to be aware of what Gen Z change leaders are up to, as they are the next generation who will take up the fight against global warming.