Four of Canada’s largest funder networks have launched a pledge calling for foundations and grantmakers to learn more about the climate crisis, consult with Indigenous leaders on climate action, and set carbon reduction targets for financial portfolios.
The Canadian Philanthropic Commitment on Climate Change launched its website on Oct. 7. It contains seven ‘pillars’ or types of actions, including education, committing resources to fight climate change, integrating climate change considerations into philanthropic work, and transparency. The Commitment was announced just a month before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland – a way of urging Canadian grantmakers to step up.
“Canadian funders, to their credit, aren’t hesitant about climate change,” said Marie-Marguerite Sabongui, the Commitments national coordinator, in an interview wi
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