Climate Philanthropy – Heather Grady, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

“Philanthropy generally, we consider, contributing private money for public good or community good. And climate philanthropy is simply, when we are making those private contributions in ways that are going to address the climate crisis that our country and that the world is facing today. I would expand that slightly by saying that one of the trends that I’m seeing is a real interlinking of climate and nature problems and climate and nature solutions.”

 Heather Grady on Electric Ladies Podcast

Philanthropy is being reinvented today, including what is now called “climate philanthropy.” It’s in part about considering the solutions nature can provide to the climate crisis, instead of just relying on new technologies.  They each have a singular purpose as well as a role in the bigger vision, and require accountability

Listen to Heather Grady, Vice President and Practice Lead for Environment and Climate at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, explain how they are leveraging philanthropy to help avert climate catastrophes in this fascinating conversation with Electric Ladies podcast host Joan Michelson.

You’ll hear:

“When women are clear that they do want to make a difference, that they want a job with purpose, that’s a good thing to put in your cover letter and express on your cv. There are people who haven’t worked on mission-driven organizations or companies yet. But if you’ve spent time, say, doing a lot of volunteer work in your community, whether it’s climate or children’s rights or whatever it may be, make sure that you’re emphasizing that when you’re applying for positions. We are really looking in my organization, and I see this increasingly, people are looking for new employees who are values-aligned and values aware.”

Heather Grady on Electric Ladies podcast

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