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Excited to be at @RockefellerFdn for this imp #pivot for the most pressing crisis. There is #noplanetB and for those of us working in the #development sector looking for solutions, there are no successful ones that will overlook the climate crisis at our heels. Follow along! twitter.com/eyee5/status/1…
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1/ Right now, the world is on a trajectory for climate catastrophe. Without a radical reversal, the earth’s temperature will eventually increase, according to our own analysis and other data, by about 3 degrees Celsius.
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UPCOMING WEBINAR: Join this discussion featuring @GregisGood and @jfclogston from @IEDCtweets where they share practical ways to use economic development tools to close the racial wealth gap. Register here: bit.ly/APathToEquity @NextCityOrg
2/ This technology helped Trenton Water Works and local officials locate areas with a high concentration of lead service lines so replacement teams can focus efforts in those areas. Learn more about their efforts: rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/unleashin…
1/ In the US, over 10 million homes receive drinking water from toxic lead pipes, with low-income, minority households at higher risk of lead contamination. @BlueConduitAI, a water analytics software company, is applying open-source data tools to ID homes with lead pipes.
Panellists Gregory Rockson of @mPharmaHealth, María Moreno de los Ríos of @hivos and Boniface Hlabano of @Amref_Worldwide give us insights into global #vaccine equity with @RockefellerFdn's @deepalikhanna. Watch the discussion👇twitter.com/RockefellerFdn…9
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The @RockefellerFdn wrestles with its oil industry legacy as it unveils plans to centralize climate change in its 2025 to 2030 strategy. devex.com/news/rockefell…
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"When vaccine conspiracy theories aren’t countered with real-world education, it does a lot of damage. Not just for #Covid19 vaccination... for vaccinations in general." @Rockson2 of @mPharmaHealth talks the importance of countering vaccine misinformation. #RFBreakthrough
"We put Indigenous knowledge, voices, and rights at the center of action." María Moreno de los Ríos explains how our partners @hivos are building trust among Amazonians to increase #Covid19 vaccine demand while honoring indigenous cultures. #RFBreakthrough
With mobile vaccination clinics, “vaccines are looking for people, compared to the previous approach where people have to look for vaccines.” @Amref_Worldwide's Boniface Hlabano on reaching priority populations through innovative vaccine delivery. #RFBreakthrough
#RFBreakthrough: “Nearly 1 & 1/2 years into the #Covid19 vaccination campaign, achieving #VaccineEquity is still far off. Yet, it is key to turning the corner on this pandemic.” -@deepalikhanna Join as experts discuss how we can get more shots in arms: bit.ly/3J3WlMC
#HappeningNow: Join our #RFBreakthrough session, Demanding Better Health: Global Vaccination Bright Spots. Moderator @deepalikhanna talks to health experts @Rockson2 & María Moreno de los Ríos, with special remarks from Boniface Hlabano. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
1/ Today, the PPI CEO @RickABright and @PasteurNetwork President Dr. Amadou Sall signed a memorandum of understanding between the PPI and the @institutpasteur network, to advance early detection and reporting for emerging and re-emerging diseases.
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.@RockefellerFdn wrestles with its oil industry legacy as it unveils plans to centralize climate change in its 2025 to 2030 strategy. devex.com/news/rockefell…
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Fantastic to see @RockefellerFdn make this bold and needed move. Great too to see the focus on #equity remains paramount - those who are closest to these challenges are who we must listen to and support to help solve them. twitter.com/eyee5/status/1…
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The president of the Rockefeller Foundation acknowledged the "irony" of its new pledge to make climate change central to all its work. The century-old foundation was funded with wealth from the oil industry. apnews.com/article/united…
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.@BlackRock announced a partnership with QLS Advisors to launch a biomedical innovation platform. In 2018, the @RockefellerFdn supported QLS co-founder Andrew Lo at MIT with a #ZeroGap grant to invest in a portfolio of drug development projects.
The Rockefeller Foundation, created with wealth generated from the oil industry more than a century ago, plans to make the fight against climate change central to all of its work, including its operations and investments. phlnthrp.com/3PAAsY0
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Thanks @rajshah & @RockefellerFdn for putting a just and fair energy transition at the core of the Foundation's work, recognizing its own legacy as a beneficiary of fossil fuels. linkedin.com/pulse/climate-…
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1.Thanks to the @AP for covering a new direction for the @RockefellerFdn: our focus on the fight against climate change. This year, our team will learn and identify, together, how we can help the world avert climate catastrophe. 1/2 apnews.com/article/united…
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#ZeroGapFund investee, @f1stcp seeks to enhance bankability and access to capital for minority-led entrepreneurs. To date, they accomplished: 💵 $2.1M deployed 💵 12 loans distributed 💵 $175K avg loan size Learn morrockfound.link/3OlFJRTgbme
Climate change poses a singular threat to humanity and to our mission of advancing it. To meet that mission today, we must directly confront climate change. @rajshah describes how we're #MakingOpportunityUniversal and sustainable in the fight against climate change:
Founded more than 100 years ago with the fortune from Standard Oil, the Rockefeller Foundation is now committing to making the fight for climate change central to all its work. apnews.com/article/united…
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On Wed 27 July🗓️ I will join global health experts for@RockefellerFdnn's next#RFBreakthroughh session, Demanding Better Health: Global Vaccination Bright Spots 🌍 Tune in at 12:30PM GMT to hear ho@mPharmaHealthth is tacklin#Covid1919 challengesbit.ly/3J3WlMC4b
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Join our next #RFBreakthrough livestream at 8:30 am ET on 7/27! @deepalikhanna will moderate a discussion with health experts from around the 🌍 on promising strategies to achieve#Covid199 vaccine equity.
ANNOUNCEMENT | @Seedstars launched its second emerging market seed stage fund, with support from The @RockefellerFdn’s #ZeroGapFund. This fund will focus on supporting companies building for the future of finance, commerce, health, work, and education. rockefellerfoundation.org/news/rockefell…
.@Sixup_pbc understands that education plays a vital part in establishing financial stability. Through their lending platform, they’re able to invest in high-performing, low-income students who may not be able to afford higher education. 📚#ZeroGapFunddrockfound.link/3OlFJRTFR
Climate adaptation efforts receive just 6% of all climate finance flows - @LightsmithGroup is changing that. The #ZeroGapFund was the first investor in their Climate Resilience and Adaptation Finance and Technology-transfer Facility. rockfound.link/3OlFJRT
.@EnergyAlliance's mission is simple: enable a sustainable energy future for people who need it most. We work with governments, investment partners, and delivery experts to enact real change around the world.​ Learn more: energyalliance.org
"Unless the world develops and executes an international plan to contain the current [monkeypox] outbreak, it will be yet another emerging infectious disease that we will regret not containing," @mtosterholm and @DrBGellin argue in a new #ScienceEditorial: fcld.ly/trx8t8g
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ICYMI: New Jersey is the latest state to enact a state-level Child Tax Credit! #EquityIsOpportunity
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.@GregisGood, Managing Director of @RockefellerFdn’s Equity and Economic Opportunity co-wrote this @AssetFunders paper detailing strategies to help mayors implement local solutions to close the racial wealth gap. Read below⬇️ rockfound.link/3cwnJqv
“When you can’t feed your children, and you see your children suffering, you want political change. That is going to cause huge political instability, and that is a national security risk.” -@emoconnor at the #AspenSecurity Forum Watch the panel here: youtube.com/watch?v=4do13v… twitter.com/KhalidPitts/st…
Thirty Percent of our #greenhouse has admissions come from how we grow food globally. #ClimateEmergency
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💻#HappeningNoww:@emoconnorr, SVP at The@RockefellerFdnn shares how we can make our food systems more equitable by addressing the impacts of the#climatecrisiss on our food. 🥬🌾🍽️ Watch the 2@AspenSecurityrity Forum Panel on food securitrockfound.link/3PmV8CyhC6o
#ZeroGapFund investee, @ApisHeritage is aiming to transition workforces with majority employees of color into 100% employee-owned as part of their mission to close the racial wealth gap. #EquityIsOpportunity Find out about their latest buyouts: rockfound.link/3Okk6Bn
4/ Together, these recommendations have the potential to unlock billions in additional lending for the developing world. Funding that is sorely needed as countries grapple with compounding financial, food and fuel crises. Now is the time for the #G20 and #MDB shareholders to act!
3/ A #G20-commisioned review of these frameworks released today, offers specific recommendations for #MDBs and their shareholders to consider as they seek to drive equitable and sustainable growth in the developing world. rockfound.link/3coWvSx
2/ MDB capital adequacy frameworks play a key role in determining how much capital #MDBs can provide to developing countries to finance their development.
1/ Multilateral Development Banks (#MDBs) are uniquely placed to respond to the financing challenges that low- and middle-income countries face in addressing short-term crises and meeting the #SDGs and #climate goals.
Since the launch of the #ZeroGapFund, @RockefellerFdn has: 💡Committed $18M 💡Mobilized $582M+ private capital 💡32x catalytic leverage ratio Here's how we're supporting financial innovations for the greater goorockfound.link/3OqixBIlvJH
#ZeroGapFund investee, @BlueForestConsv employs public-private partnerships for forest restoration and water quality enhancement. 🌲 Learn more about their 2021 impact:rockfound.link/3csgLmms
Today @BUonCities, supported by @RockefellerFdn, released findings from a survey of service providers dedicated to supporting the growth of BIPOC #smallbusiness in Boston. Call for focus on capital, contracts, & new approaches to mitigate displacement: rockfound.link/3Pm6kzp
.@LeapFrogInvest's Emerging Consumer Fund III unlocked $270m of private capital, catalyzed in part by the #ZeroGapFund. Learn more about how they’re providing access to financial services and healthcare across Africa and Asia. rockfound.link/3aVwyd1
This year’s #ZeroGapFund report highlights progress in key areas including: 👨‍⚕️Health ♀️ Gender Equality 🌊 Clean Water & Sanitation ⚖️ Reduced Inequities ☀️Climate Action 🌎Life on Land Learn morrockfound.link/3aRVgehSIww
2/ Earlier this month, we committed $1 million to scale @BlueConduitAI’s AI-centered approach to identifying and removing lead pipes. Learn more below: rockefellerfoundation.org/news/the-rocke…
1/ Flint, MI resident Nathaniel Miller can now safely drink tap water, thanks to @BlueConduitAI’s work in identifying and replacing lead pipes 10 million homes across the US. See their work in action below:
1/ With more than 12,500 cases worldwide, #monkeypox is clearly an epidemic requiring a comprehensive international strategy to limit spread, said @DrBGellin and @mtosterholm in an editorial on confronting #MPX, published today in @ScienceMagazine. twitter.com/ScienceMagazin…
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New research from our own @DrBGellin & @mtosterholm on how to limit the ongoing spread of monkeypox in @ScienceMagazinetwitter.com/ScienceMagazin…
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