GrantScape recognises that as an organisation, we must take urgent action in everything we do to help address the causes and impacts of climate change.
In December 2021 we signed up to the Funder Commitment on Climate Change. This means that we will report annually on our progress against the six goals listed below. We will actively encourage other Funders within our networks to sign up to this commitment.
We commit to:
Educate and learn
We will make opportunities for our trustees, staff and stakeholders to learn more about the key causes and solutions of climate change. In view of this, all staff and Trustees were invited to a bespoke climate change training course on 16 February 2022.
We will commit resources to accelerate work that addresses the causes and impacts of climate change. (If our governing document or other factors make it difficult to directly fund such work, we will find other ways to contribute, or consider how such barriers might be overcome).
Within all our existing programmes, priorities and processes, we will seek opportunities to contribute to a fair and lasting transition to a post carbon society, and to support adaptation to climate change impacts.
Steward our investments for a post-carbon future
We will recognise climate change as a high-level risk to our investments, and therefore to our mission. We will proactively address the risks and opportunities of a transition to a post carbon economy in our investment strategy and its implementation, recognising that our decisions can contribute to this transition being achieved.
De-carbonise our operations
We will take ambitious action to minimise the carbon footprint of our own operations. In 2022 we will be undertaking a full environmental audit of our activities and establish practical and achievable policies to reduce our own impact.
Report on progress
We will report annually on our progress against the five goals listed above here, and within our Annual Financial Statements. We will continue to develop our practice, to learn from others, and to share our learning.