When the Funder Commitment on Climate Change launched in November 2019, the Samworth Foundation’s Trustees agreed to pledge their commitment to consider how their investments, operations and funding programmes can contribute to a “fair and lasting transition to a post-carbon society”.
The Funder Commitment recognises that the growing climate emergency has become a serious threat to the way funders achieve their charitable objectives and they have a responsibility to ensure they are managing and distributing resources in a way that understands and responds to this threat.
The 6 goals that make up the Funder Commitment on Climate Change are listed below and encourage our Trustees, Staff and Key Stakeholders to address the causes and impacts of climate change.
If you are a charitable foundation and recognise that you have an important part to play in addressing the causes of climate change, please join us in this collaborative effort by signing up here: Funder Commitment
“The scale of the climate threat, and the scale of the solutions needed, means that this is an issue for all parts of civil society, and for all charitable foundations”.
Goal 6 encourages Funders to report annually on their progress with meeting the pledged commitment. The Association of Charitable Funders (ACF) has released the first year progress report of signed up funders. Alongside this report, the Samworth Foundation has committed to publish its own progress against each goal. Both can be found here: