C2C, THE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS COLLABORATIVE, STIMULATES SUSTAINED ACTION IN CLIMATE-RELATED INVESTMENT AMONG COMMITTED PHILANTHROPIES AND FAMILY OFFICES.
C2C is a committed and focused working group of leading philanthropies, investment managers, and family offices that are overcoming the asset owner-investment manager impasse to accelerate the flow of capital to address climate change. Working group members commit – or develop their existing commitment – to make investments that measurably reduce emissions, and support one another in deploying this capital through strategic thinking, resource sharing, and due diligence. C2C’s overarching objective is bringing market-based climate solutions to scale and to make the field of climate investing more connective, active, and effective.
Featured News and Insights
On Thursday, June 1 as President Trump was announcing his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate deal, a group of committed family offices and foundations representing over $1.3B in assets were meeting to talk about strategies for investing in climate solutions. Organizations in the room and others across the globe are joining together to invest at least $3 billion in the companies and organizations that will end the fossil fuel era, improve all human lives and heal our atmosphere.
Listen to an interview with Paul Bodnar, where he share insights from his career in both public and private sector climate investing.
Paul Bodnar, Senior Fellow, Rocky Mountain Institute
Listen to an interview with Kiki Tidewell, as we learn how she got her start in impact investing and get her perspective on approaches to climate engagement.
Kiki Tidwell, President, Tidwell Idaho Foundation
Watch Terry share insights on the R20, and how cooperation can achieve climate impact.
Terry Tamminen, CEO, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Watch an interview with Amory Lovins, where he shares his thoughts on energy efficiency and climate change, using real-world examples of how technology can create impact.
Amory Lovins, Co-founder, Chief Scientist, and Chairman Emeritus, Rocky Mountain Institute
See a presentation by Ricardo Bayon, where he makes the case for the true value of nature and offers thoughts on how to invest for climate impact.
Ricardo Bayon, Partner, Encourage Capital
Listen to Nancy Pfund share her thoughts on the state of play with venture capital and cleantech.
Nancy Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners
Upcoming C2C Events
Join us for discussion with Jonathan Pershing, Program Director, Environment at the Hewlett Foundation and former U.S. lead negotiator in the UNFCCC and John Goldstein, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and co-founder, Imprint Capital Advisors. Michael Northrup, Program Director, Sustainable Development at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund will moderate the discussion. They will explore the immediate outcomes of the U.S. decision to withdraw support from the Paris Accord and share their insights about the political and economic implications going forward.
July 19th-20th, 2017: Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Big Path Capital is pleased to announce the 9th annual Impact Capitalism Summit and 3rd in Nantucket - the largest convening of investors focused on maximizing impact and maximizing return across asset classes.
In partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN) is pleased to announce the opening of Round Eleven of the Partners for Places grant program.The grant program provides partnership investments between $25,000 and $75,000 for one year projects, or $50,000 and $150,000 for two year projects, with a 1:1 match required by one or more local foundations.
June 15th, 2017, Oakland, CA - Our partners at the Croatan Institute are organizing a special Bay Area convening of the Clean Portfolio Project where participants will learn about the next phase of an on-going initiative coordinated by Croatan Institute and a growing consortium of collaborators. Dana Lanza, CEO of Confluence Philanthropy and Co-Convener of C2C will be speaking.
July 5-8, 2017, Sun Valley, Idaho: The premier event of the Sun Valley Institute, the annual Sun Valley Forum was first convened in 2015 to accelerate the transformation to sustainable, equitable, and secure— resilient— economies and communities. In a time of great environmental, political, and economic change, resilience is vital. Each year the Forum gathers approximately 200-250 national and international leaders and innovators from investment, policy, business, nonprofits, sports and entertainment and academia, as well as local leaders, visitors, and residents, to share strategies, broaden thinking, and ignite new partnerships at this groundbreaking event with a goal of building greater resilience.