Stanford Research Estimates $30 Trillion Benefit with 1.5℃ Cap on Climate Change

Published on June 1, 2018

Stanford economist and client scientist teamed up to issue a report demonstrating a potential $30 trillion economic benefit through the year 2100 by adhering to a 1.5℃ global warming target (vs. 2℃).

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Lipstick Angels Brings Hope and Healing to Bay Area Cancer Patients

Published on October 13, 2017

The Erol Foundation and UCSF have teamed up to bring Lipstick Angels to the Bay Area.

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Trauma Relief for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Published on May 31, 2017

Erol Foundation has partnered with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine to deliver trauma relief for Jordan’s refugee community.

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Revisiting Bangladesh: A Learning Journey with Room to Read, Uplift and BRAC

Published on November 30, 2016

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Two years after the Erol Foundation first visited Bangladesh, co-founder Sébastien Lépinard made the journey to observe its Equality of Chances grantees in action.

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Event Photos: Climate & Capital convenes in Paris

Published on March 1, 2016


Under the backdrop of the UN climate negotiations, Climate & Capital took place at the historic Hotel d’Evreux in Paris on December 9, 2015.

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Barefoot’s sustainable program goes international

Published on February 1, 2016


After four decades of proven empowerment in India, Barefoot College launched an expansion plan that opened the first of six new training centers in Africa and is fast approaching its first Latin American center in Guatemala.

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Greenland expert Konrad Steffen presents on sea level rise

Published on January 1, 2016


Following the historic environmental COP21 conference in Paris, Fondation Erol, Next World Group and Amplifier employees gathered for a presentation by a global environmental expert, Konrad Steffen.

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Learning Journey Leads to New Collaborative Partners, Global Strategy

Published on November 1, 2015


In October 2014, members of Erol Foundation traveled to Dhaka to visit BRAC headquarters. The contingent traveled with BRAC program managers to both urban and rural program sites.

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Website, partnerships spur environmentally-sustainable livelihoods

Published on October 1, 2015


When Rashmi Bharti and Rashnish Jain moved from Delhi to the Himalyan region of Kumaon, their intent was to install solar electrification panels to create a sustainable source of energy for rural villagers.

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Room to Read reaches 10 countries across Asia and Africa

Published on August 1, 2015


Room to Read offers a unique and highly effective approach to global impact. The organization focuses on a single region at a time and builds culturally conscious and socially impactful programming specific to that place.

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Nuru International expands to Ethiopia

Published on July 1, 2015


Nuru lives and breathes its core values and commitment to impact. This value pays off in tremendous poverty reduction on the ground. With a track record of success, Nuru maintains its values with each expansion of programming into a new region.

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Exposing Fundamental Injustices, Upholding Rights

Published on May 1, 2015

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For nearly four decades, Human Rights Watch has built a reputation for accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy. It publishes more than 100 reports and briefings annually in nearly as many countries.

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The Hunting Ground: How Film Can Inspire Change

Published on February 1, 2015

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Erol co-founders Julie and Sebastien Lépinard signed on as Executive Producers of the new documentary, The Hunting Ground, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

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Erol Foundation Explores Alaska

Published on January 2, 2015

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To expand activities in the Environmentally Sustainable Systems core funding area, Erol Foundation set out in 2014 to learn more about the complex balance sustainable industry and environment in Alaska.

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Taking BRAC’s Graduation Approach to Scale

Published on November 1, 2014

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BRAC’s approach to poverty alleviation is based on a simple, and extremely effective, idea: that families experiencing the harshest forms of poverty are capable of lifting themselves out of those circumstances, for good.

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Special Announcement: The Collaborative to End Ultra Poverty

Published on June 18, 2014


At the close of 2013, the Erol Foundation announced a new partnership with BRAC, a poverty alleviation organization that creates opportunities for the world’s poorest communities with the proven ultra poor graduation program.

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Learning Salon: Understanding The Oil Shift

Published on April 10, 2014

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The future of the global oil market is shifting. Oil is not running out but increasing as new oils emerge in the United States and worldwide, unlocked by new technologies and price points.

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Erol Attends E-TEAM Screening at Sundance, Receives Emergencies Response Training

Published on March 15, 2014


E-TEAM documents a specialized branch of Human Rights Watch’s renowned on-the-ground work to defend and protect human rights worldwide. As we enter into a new partnership with the organization this year, we are eager to learn more about different sectors of their work.

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Protecting the Salmon in Bristol Bay

Published on March 1, 2014

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in February that it is taking initial steps to restrict the development of a massive open-pit mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, the headwaters of premier wild sockeye salmon runs.

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Barefoot College Wins Big at the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge

Published on January 1, 2014


We bring you more exciting news for Barefoot College, including prizes, publicity, and funding for the next generation of Solar Grandmothers. Barefoot College, the world’s only college for the rural poor, is one of our long-time grantees.

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BRAC, Bandhan, and Partners Working to End Ultra-Poverty

Published on December 30, 2013


We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with BRAC, a poverty alleviation organization creating new opportunities for the world’s poorest communities with the tested and highly effective ultra-poor graduation program.

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Erol Supports a Sustainable and User-Friendly Fish Hub

Published on November 30, 2013

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We always knew Fish Hub was an exciting, innovative, and first-of-its-kind tool for fishermen. We just didn’t realize that it could be used to bring communities together and strengthen local fishing businesses across the country.

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Bunker Roy & Barefoot College Honored at Clinton Global Initiative

Published on September 30, 2013


Barefoot College, the world’s only college for the rural poor, has received international recognition for its revolutionary educational programs that support traditional knowledge and create sustainable solutions for rural communities.

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Erol Sponsors Learning Journey to Peru

Published on July 30, 2013

Learning Journey – Peruvian Amazon, June 2013 from Erol Foundation on Vimeo.

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Erol Attends Learning Journey to India

Published on April 30, 2013

Learning Journey – India, April 2013 from Erol Foundation on Vimeo.

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