Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

With a wave of new pledges of large grants to environmental organisations, as funders, we need to reflect on how our philanthropy can be improved. Building trust between donors and grantees plus reshaping the donor community so it can better support the organisations working on the ground are the foundations of a philosophy and [...]

By |2022-06-21T14:35:48+00:00May 5th, 2022|Approach, Conservation, Environment, Funding, Philanthropy|Comments Off on Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

Engaging the finance sector on biodiversity

When it comes to the ‘E’ in ‘ESG’ (Environmental, Social and Governance), impact on biodiversity is often overlooked compared to climate action. A ShareAction report on asset managers’ approach to biodiversity has highlighted the main reasons why biodiversity is excluded and what can be done to move the finance sector towards a net positive [...]

By |2022-05-23T06:36:28+00:00July 29th, 2021|Economy, Environment, ESG, Finance, More than Carbon, Synchronicity|Comments Off on Engaging the finance sector on biodiversity

What can I do for nature? Four Steps for the Earth

One of the most common questions asked of environmentalists is ‘What can I do?’. The answer is different for every individual, but a new framework released in a study today is the ‘Mitigation and Conservation Hierarchy’, or ‘Four Steps for the Earth’. Two of the authors of this study, Hollie Booth (DPhil researcher at [...]

By |2022-05-23T06:38:11+00:00January 21st, 2021|Conservation, Environment, More than Carbon, Nature, Sustainable Living|Comments Off on What can I do for nature? Four Steps for the Earth

Making finance work for nature

Our global economic system relies on a wide range of financial services to operate. From bank loans to public offerings of shares and from insurance to trade finance. Most of these financial transactions will have an impact on the natural world: directly, for example, through a loan to a timber extraction company, or indirectly, [...]

By |2022-05-23T06:39:32+00:00October 27th, 2020|Biodiversity, Conservation, Economy, Environment, Finance, In-Depth, More than Carbon|Comments Off on Making finance work for nature

Same disease, different challenges

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a terrible toll: lives are being lost and families devastated; there is increasing job insecurity and anxiety about the future. As the crisis continues, we take a look at how it is is affecting partners we work with and what we are doing to support them. [...]

By |2022-05-18T08:23:49+00:00May 10th, 2020|Approach, Economy, Environment, News, Partners|Comments Off on Same disease, different challenges

A teenager’s perspective: What is a 21st century environmentalist?

For International Youth Day, work experience student George Yardley writes about the label of 'environmentalist' in the 21st century: what it is perceived to be and what it should be.  When I think of a 21st century environmentalist what comes to mind is an extremist - someone who doesn’t drive, doesn’t fly, doesn’t use plastic, [...]

By |2019-08-12T12:29:47+00:00August 12th, 2019|Culture, Environment, Essay, Sustainable Living|Comments Off on A teenager’s perspective: What is a 21st century environmentalist?

A new narrative for environmental philanthropy

"Let us not talk falsely now, for the hour is getting late…” Bob Dylan Environmental philanthropy is virtually nonexistent. Since we were founded seven years ago, Synchronicity Earth has devoted significant time and resource into understanding why this is so. In fact, we were created as a response to the sad truth that there [...]

By |2018-08-31T16:57:10+00:00November 28th, 2016|Environment, In-Depth, Philanthropy|0 Comments