We are building new models that cross program boundaries to bring shared learning and systems thinking to the deeply urgent issues of our time.
Our current grantmaking initiatives explore important questions, such as:
— As we transition to a low-carbon, electrified energy future, what measures are needed to prevent human rights and environmental abuses from mining in battery supply chains?
— How do we tackle the plastics problem with a “systems approach,” from the extraction of fossil fuels through to the disposal of plastic waste?
— How can we ethically and effectively harness data science and machine learning in the service of human rights, environmental protection, and ocean research/stewardship?
We believe this much-needed effort to help philanthropy break down siloed approaches will provide new avenues for advancing strategic priorities and channeling more funding to evolving areas.