The latest prize to solve a specific environmental problem aims to rein in the destruction of peatlands. How bad a climate problem is this? Oh man, so bad—we're talking a "virtual carbon bomb."
There’s perhaps no bigger climate-related challenge than the trillions in clean energy and sustainability investments needed in developing countries. How can private philanthropy possibly make a dent?
Heising-Simons is an emerging force in science and climate funding. One initiative that crosses over between the two is paleoclimatology—mining the earth’s past to understand the impacts of rising temperatures.
The family foundation of one of the pioneers of the biotech industry has been making wide-ranging grants since 1991 with two of its interests being conservation and carbon storage. Now it's trying something new.
The Kendeda Fund has become a well-known sustainability funder, but in its 20-plus years has operated with almost no public profile. Now, this foundation backed by Home Depot wealth has drawn back the curtain.
The Risky Business Initiative, a band of very different people making a common economic argument for confronting climate change, is gaining momentum—and funders. We look at who's writing checks.