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Blog Archives: July 2018

• Finding the Right Strategic Consultant: A Discussion Among Confluence Members

July 31, 2018
Building a Grassroots Investment Fund Several years ago, a cohort of project partners asked Thousand Currents to create “an investment fund that provided both economic prosperity and wellbeing for their communities.” For Thousand Currents, a public foundation that supports grassroot organizations in the Global South, it was a departure from their traditional funding model, which provided organizations with multi-year general operating support. It was also a tall order. How could an impact fund meet the needs of their grassroots partners - ...

• Confluence Explores Climate Geoengineering

July 10, 2018
Andrew Jones, Climate Interactive
How could we meet our goals for preventing climate change? Passage of the UN Paris Agreement, the bountiful flow of capital feeding clean energy, and the continued floundering of the coal industry have signaled to us all that warming is on track to reach around 3.3°C, instead of the nightmarish 4.2°C of “business as usual.” But 3.3°C is still well above the ultimate UN goal of 1.5°C. So, what next? Recently, Confluence Philanthropy gathered a group of Members to explore how to  close the remaining gap by looking at the suite of options ...

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