Funding

Rethinking African conservation funding

“The most important things in the world that need doing cannot be done by large organizations. They will be done by many, sometimes hundreds, sometimes even thousands of smaller groups.” So said Andrew Steer, CEO of the Bezos Earth Fund, when the new fund made a pledge to spend $10 billon to tackle climate change. [...]

By |2022-08-02T15:53:29+00:00August 2nd, 2022|Approach, Conservation, Environment, Funding, Philanthropy|Comments Off on Rethinking African conservation funding

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

The Amphibian Conservation Fund – catalysing support for amphibians

Synchronicity Earth, in collaboration with Fondation Segré and Oak Foundation, is delighted to launch the Amphibian Conservation Fund, an exciting initiative to catalyse urgently needed philanthropic support for the world’s most threatened vertebrates – the amphibians.  Synchronicity Earth was founded to support the most overlooked and underfunded of conservation issues [...]

By |2021-04-08T17:27:15+00:00March 31st, 2021|Amphibians, Funding, Philanthropy|Comments Off on The Amphibian Conservation Fund – catalysing support for amphibians

A voice for nature in the world of finance

Simon Ruddick is the founder and current Chairman of Albourne Partners, a major player in the financial services industry that has been providing research advice on alternative investments since 1994. The combined investments of the firm’s clients now top $500 billion. As a long-standing supporter of Synchronicity Earth, we asked Simon what lay behind [...]

By |2019-11-11T13:04:20+00:00November 11th, 2019|Biodiversity, ESG, Finance, Funding, Interviews|Comments Off on A voice for nature in the world of finance

Stepping up for our closest living cousins

Apes are our closest living cousins... In fact, we’re just a pair of chromosomes apart. Actually, we are apes. Humans and non-human apes all evolved from a common ancestor about 14 million years ago – not that long in the grand scheme of things. We are most closely related to chimps and bonobos, while gorillas [...]

By |2019-10-15T12:18:24+00:00October 15th, 2019|Biodiversity, Collaboration, Funding, People and Wildlife|Comments Off on Stepping up for our closest living cousins

Innovative partnerships and approaches for capacity building

Synchronicity Earth recently took part in a capacity building conference hosted at ZSL London Zoo. Katy Scholfield, our Co-Head of Programmes, was invited to speak at a session on innovative partnerships for capacity building. We believe in providing long-term, flexible support to our partners. In many cases, this means providing support for capacity development [...]

By |2019-08-28T15:06:43+00:00August 28th, 2019|Capacity Building, Collaboration, Conservation, Funding, Partners, White-bellied Heron|Comments Off on Innovative partnerships and approaches for capacity building