The nonprofit organization works to integrate sustainability into day-to-day business practices to improve the health of the planet and its inhabitants. Assisted by this two-year grant, Ceres is launching an initiative that creates incentives for the insurance industry and other capital-market investors to embrace policies and practices that mitigate climate change.
Ceres leads a coalition, comprising investors, environmental organizations, and public-interest groups, that is addressing global climate change and other sustainability challenges. This $1.2 million three-year grant supports the efforts of Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk project to promote better understanding of the financial risks and investment opportunities posed by climate change.
In early 2011, San Francisco adopted the Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, requiring commercial-property owners to benchmark their buildings’ annual energy use and make that information publicly available. This 18-month grant supports the San Francisco Department of the Environment’s implementation of the city’s new rating and disclosure policy, which drives greater energy savings and strengthens the case for early adoption by other cities.
CA-CP has ramped up efforts to help its partners in colleges, universities, community groups, government agencies, and other stakeholder organizations develop and implement strategies to reduce carbon emissions. This two-year grant funds a program to foster adaptation planning and preparedness for climate change in coastal communities across the Northeast.
The organization works to protect the state’s clean water and engages in statewide and regional policy discussions focused on climate change and other issues. Grant funding is being used to assess proposed regional cap-and-trade policy options, generate press coverage of climate-change issues, and commission research on four promising technologies that reduce greenhouse gases and create new jobs.
The nonprofit organization advocates reducing greenhouse-gas emissions in America’s heartland through the advancement of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Funding from this two-year grant bolsters organizational efforts to build public demand and policy support for the development of wind energy and infrastructure in that region.
An outgrowth of the Land Institute, the now-independent organization advocates reducing greenhouse-gas emissions in America’s heartland through the advancement of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Funding supports the nonprofit’s leadership of the Heartland Alliance for Regional Transmission and its efforts to engage diverse stakeholders in the dialogue about wind-energy generation and transmission needs in the region.
The nonprofit organization conducts research, assessments, and planning in support of conservation projects globally and is a co-developer of the Data Basin online service, an open-access resource for storing, sharing, comparing, and analyzing scientific data. This two-year grant funds the operation and expansion of the Data Basin Climate Center, a Web-based service component focused on climate change data.
The membership organization of foundations engaged in environmental philanthropy is dedicated to conserving and restoring our planet’s biological diversity. This grant covers our membership dues for two years and supports a project to improve the group’s communication tools.
Dedicated to conserving and restoring our planet’s biological diversity, this membership organization for foundations in environmental philanthropy also was home to the Health and Environmental Funders Network, a group of grantmakers working at the intersection of health and the environment. This grant funded membership dues over two years to support both entities.