Much Alarm, Less Action: Foundations and Climate Change

Much Alarm, Less Action: Foundations and Climate Change

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Join CEP for a discussion about climate change, including new findings from our latest research report.

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Thursday, July 14th, 2-3:15 PM EDT

What are nonprofits and foundation leaders doing to address climate change, in their mission-related work and in their investment practices? How pressing of a problem is climate change from the perspective of foundation and nonprofit leaders, and how do they think climate change will affect their work? Moreover, how are leaders of organizations that do not focus on climate change thinking about this issue, and to what extent are these leaders currently addressing — or open to addressing — climate change relative to their context, goals, and strategies?

Given the urgency of our current stark climate realities, join us for a vital conversation where a panel of experts will explore and respond to new findings from the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s latest report, Much Alarm, Less Action: Foundations and Climate Change, which directly addresses these questions.

Research Presenters:

Naomi Orensten, former Director, Research, CEP, now Senior Director of Programs and Strategy, Dorot Foundation

Katarina Malmgren, Senior Analyst, Research, CEP


Crystal Hayling, Executive Director, The Libra Foundation


Colette Pichon Battle, Co-Executive Director, Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy

Kara Inae Carlisle, Vice President of Programs, McKnight Foundation

Taryn Higashi, Executive Director, Unbound Philanthropy


“No matter the issue-area or geographic focus of your foundation, climate change has or will intersect with some aspect of your organization’s work and the people you serve. The impacts of climate change are increasingly evident and, as those impacts become more severe, virtually every issue or area of funding will be directly or indirectly affected.” – Foundation leader from CEP report


CEP would like to thank the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for funding this research effort. We would also like to thank the sponsors of our 2022 webinars:

Premier Sponsor

Walton Family Foundation


Archstone Foundation

Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation


Please note when the webinar begins on July 14th, you may join our Zoom stream through this page by using the “Access the Event” button on the right-hand side (your confirmation email will also include a link to this page).

Additionally, all registrants will have access to a video recording of the webinar within a week of the event.

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