Emerging Strategies

Relicanthus sp. — a new species from a new order of Cnidaria collected at 4,100 meters in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCZ) that lives on sponge stalks attached to nodules. Deep Sea Conservation Coalition is protecting the last unspoiled place on our planet from deep sea mining. Photo Credit: NOAA

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.

Perpetual partners with cities, reuse service providers, and other stakeholders to implement immersive reuse systems that eliminate single-use disposables, starting with foodware. Photo Credit : Perpetual

In Frame: Stories from our Grantees

The Guardian: Our Unequal Earth–Food

Emerging Strategies

Wil S. Hylton: Sounding the Alarm on Deep Sea Mining

Emerging Strategies

Greenwave: Seaweed and the Future of Food

Emerging Strategies

Selection of Grantees