30 May 2021
Survey: climate change set to dominate philanthropy
Four out of five people think climate change will be the dominant issue in philanthropy in the next 25 years, a survey by Alliance has found.
The survey asked respondents to choose which three issues would rise in prominence in the philanthropy sector between now and 2046, with 78 per cent selecting climate change, 54 per cent selecting inequality, and 48 per cent selecting diversity and equity.
Currently, climate funding only makes up two per cent of total giving. According to a report last year from the US based ClimateWorks Foundation, funding for climate has doubled since 2015; however, as a total percentage it hasn’t budged from two per cent – where it has been for years.