Eurooppalainen säätiökenttä on aktivoitunut ilmastokysymyksissä


Ilmastonmuutos tulee vaikuttamaan jokaisen säätiön toimintakenttään. Miten ilmastotoimet viedään säätiön strategiaan? Dafnen webinaarisarja jakaa tästä eurooppalaisia esimerkkejä. 

Dafnen (Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe) järjestämässä kolmen tilaisuuden sarjassa on paikkoja rajoitetusti, toiveena on enintään yksi osallistuja per organisaatio. 

Säätiöt ja rahastot ry järjestää jäsenilleen vertaispiirin ilmastotoimien sisällyttämisestä osaksi säätiötyötä alkuvuodesta 2021. Tästä lähetetään jäsenille erillinen kutsu ajankohdan vahvistuttua.


November 26th, 2020, 4–5 pm (CET) – via Zoom

How the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Europe’s largest climate philanthropic funder, incorporated climate change into its strategy

Sonia Medina, Executive Director, Climate of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

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Sonia Medina will share CIFF’s experience of working at the intersection of child health, development and protection and climate change mitigation. She will discuss learnings from CIFF’s climate change journey and portfolio, and share insights about promising entry points for foundations that are interested in funding climate solutions.

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is the world’s largest philanthropy that focuses specifically on improving children’s lives. The climate crisis is the single biggest threat to children, today and in the future. Tackling climate change is therefore critical to fulfilling CIFF’s mission to enable children and young people to survive and thrive across the world.


December 8th, 2020, 4–5 pm (CET) – via Zoom

How the Fondation Daniel & Nina Carasso promotes climate change mitigation initiatives through its strategy

We are welcoming Marie-Stéphane Maradeix, Executive Director, and  Mathilde Douillet, Programme Officer, Sustainable Food Systems  at the Fondation Daniel & Nina Carasso.

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From its beginnings in 2010, the family foundation, that was established in memory of Danone founder Daniel Carasso and his wife Nina, has been promoting sustainable food and access to the arts, in France and Spain. Following a process to realign the foundation’s work under a common vision of a more sustainable, just and equitable world, the foundation has incorporated climate-related issues throughout their programmes, one of the focus areas being the transition to agro-ecological practices. The foundation has also decarbonised its investments and places a share of its capital into climate-related impact investments. 

Marie-Stéphane Maradeix and Mathilde Douillet will share the foundation’s journey and experience in climate action and discuss insights and learnings that could be useful for foundations interested to get started in climate philanthropy. They will explain how the foundation has anchored climate in its overarching strategy and address the particular role that food systems have in combating climate change.


January 19th, 2021, 4–5 pm (CET) – via Zoom

Climate change: Are we doing enough? – Where to start

We are pleased to welcome George Kabalt, Special Advisor Climate to the Laudes Foundation and Porticus & Kathryn Maunders, Founder of Ten Thousand Starlings 

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George Kabalt has held senior positions in business, family offices and philanthropy for three decades. His personal and professional journeys have intertwined since then in a commitment to awaken and support individuals, teams and organizations to make this planet a place where people and nature flourishes. In 2019 he led the strategy process on mainstreaming climate change mitigation into the philanthropic strategies of the Laudes Foundation and Porticus. From his vast experience in working with foundations, corporations, and families, George will share insights and recommendations on how to get started in climate philanthropy, and reflect on the experiences of both Laudes Foundation and Porticus in integrating climate change across their portfolios. 

Kathryn Maunders designs high impact strategy and builds new ventures for family-owned businesses, philanthropies and impact-oriented ventures. Alongside George, she led the development of the philanthropic strategies on climate change at the Laudes Foundation and Porticus. 


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