If we don’t ACT NOW,

how can we be sure

that we can

act tomorrow?

Our Commitment

If we don’t ACT NOW, how can we be sure that we can act tomorrow?

Our Commitment

ABOUT US

The International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change is a call to all foundations, regardless of their mission, status or geographic location to come together and signal their commitment to climate action.

The growing climate emergency presents a serious risk to the pursuit of philanthropic aims. All organisations with philanthropic resources, whatever their mission and field of expertise, can plan a role in addressing this emergency. Foundations and other types of philanthropic organisations have an immense potential for positive climate impact when integrating climate considerations into their own operations and programmes as well as in the investment of their endowments.
We invite foundations and other philanthropic organisations to sign the Commitment and signal their determination to move from declaration to implementation. We will work with foundation signatories around the world to support and encourage them on this journey.
The International Philanthropy Commitment is hosted by WINGS. We invite you to reach out to us for more information.
We have less than 10 years to act. There is no time to lose.

OUR COMMITMENT

Over 40 foundation networks from 21 countries around the world (representing around 22.500 funders worldwide) are currently working together to finalise the text of the International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change. The Global Climate Task Force of foundation networks is hosted by WINGS.

The Commitment will be open to signature by individual foundations and other philanthropic organisations later this year. Signatories of the Commitment recognize the growing climate emergency and the serious risk it presents to the pursuit of their philanthropic aims. They acknowledge that there is a special responsibility on philanthropic organisations to act as swiftly and decisively as possible to address this crisis.

The philanthropic organisations signing the Commitment commit to strive for progress on seven pillars of climate action:


  1. Education and learning
  2. Commitment of resources
  3. Integration (of a climate lens)
  4. Endowments and assets
  5. Operations
  6. Influencing and advocacy
  7. Transparency

The full text of the International Commitment will be made public in June.

NATIONAL FUNDER COMMITMENTS

The International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change runs in parallel with the following national funder commitments on climate change:

United Kingdom

Funder Commitment on Climate Change

France

Coalition fran├žaise des fondations pour le Climat

Spain

Pacto por el Clima de las fundaciones espa├▒olas
Together, these national commitments have to date been signed by around 215 philanthropic organisations. In several other countries, there are initiatives underway to develop their own national funder commitments.

SIGNATORIES

The International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change will be opened for signature by charitable foundations in the second half of 2021.

JOIN US

If your foundation is considering signing the Commitment, please share your contact details and we will be in touch: