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Accelerating Corporate Responsibility
1% for the Planet

Accelerating Corporate Responsibility

1% for the Planet has ambitious goals to grow its member base and advisory support for those members, all to advance its mission of accelerating corporate environmental giving.

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Better Business
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Bristol Bay Protection Campaign
Alaska Conservation Foundation

Bristol Bay Protection Campaign

Erol funded ACF’s work to provide scientific research, analysis, technical support and communications to help the EPA, federal policymakers and other stakeholders fully understand the potential environmental impacts of the Pebble Mine on one of the world’s largest salmon fisheries.

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Better BusinessWildlife Protection
Completed
Advancing Rainforest Conservation Science
Amazon Conservation

Advancing Rainforest Conservation Science

A leader in rainforest research and advocacy, Amazon Conservation furthers the field by operating several bio-stations throughout Peru.  These sites are also leveraged for academic studies, birding and eco-tourism, a new source of earned revenue for the organization.

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Wildlife Protection
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A New Forest Carbon Indicator
Arizona State University Foundation

A New Forest Carbon Indicator

The Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science at ASU is developing the world’s first forest carbon indicator using satellite imagery in partnership with Planet.

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Climate Solutions
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Solar Innovation and Capacity Building
Barefoot College

Solar Innovation and Capacity Building

Barefoot College continues to grow its solar installation program with new training centers in Africa, South America and the Pacific Islands, as well as launching a financially sustainable for-profit model.

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Climate SolutionsEquality of Chances
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Battery Powered Giving Circle
Battery Foundation

Battery Powered Giving Circle

The Battery Foundation’s core program, Battery Powered, educates and engages its members in the process of philanthropy covering themes like global conservation, homelessness, women’s health and opportunity youth.

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Equality of Chances
Completed
Sustainable Livelihoods in Rural Africa
BOMA Project

Sustainable Livelihoods in Rural Africa

The BOMA Project received a grant to support its Rural Entrepreneur Access Program for ultra-poor women in the arid and semi-arid lands of Africa, providing them an achievable and durable pathway out of extreme poverty.

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Equality of Chances
Completed
Trauma Relief for Refugees
Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Trauma Relief for Refugees

In response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis, CMBM developed a trauma relief program tailored to refugees and their caregivers in Jordan.  Erol supported and participated in the group training sessions aiming to reach thousands of displaced families on their journey to recovery and re-establishment.

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Equality of Chances
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Hope for Refugees in Jordan
Collateral Repair Project

Hope for Refugees in Jordan

CRP provides a home and valued resource for refugees in Amman, Jordan through its multiple community centers and services around education, youth development, workforce training, medical treatment, mental health support and emergency financial aid.

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Equality of Chances
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Accounting for Blue Carbon
Conservation International

Accounting for Blue Carbon

As a world leader in conservation science, CI is spearheading an initiative for coastal nations to include blue carbon in their Paris Climate Agreement commitments.

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Climate SolutionsWildlife Protection
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Commodity Supply Chain Verification
Enveritas

Commodity Supply Chain Verification

Upending the flawed third party verification system, Enveritas focuses on coffee and cocoa in pursuit of complete accuracy and transparency around each supply chain. With many corporate partnerships and a digitally enabled process, they are well on their way.

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Better BusinessEquality of Chances
Completed
Climate & Capital
Erol Foundation

Climate & Capital

Adjacent to the historic COP21 meeting in Paris, Erol Foundation partnered with Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center and others to host an unprecedented convening of asset managers, aiming to educate and advance the profession toward climate-wise investing.

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Better BusinessClimate Solutions
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Stigmatizing Single-Use Plastics
Greenpeace

Stigmatizing Single-Use Plastics

This creative and relentless plastics campaign has a laser focus aimed at converting top grocery chains and consumer brands from bad actors into corporate leaders in the race to eliminate single-use plastics from our economy.

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Better BusinessWildlife Protection
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More Women in Office
IGNITE

More Women in Office

IGNITE’s mission is to put more women in American politics, regardless of party affiliation. In an effort to scale their impact, IGNITE launched a college fellows program reaching students as they begin to chart their career paths.

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Equality of Chances
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Wellness and Beauty for Cancer Patients
Lipstick Angels

Wellness and Beauty for Cancer Patients

Lipstick Angels, with its dedicated volunteer force, brings hope and dignity to patients who are in the fight of their lives. Their model is scaling quickly throughout treatment centers across with country, with a focus on California and New York.

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Mental Health Education for Teens
Peer Health Exchange

Mental Health Education for Teens

Using its “near peer” model, PHE supports educators by coming into classrooms for a critical and relatable conversation around mental health, sexual education, addiction and other risks.

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Equality of Chances
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Child Literacy in South Africa
Room to Read

Child Literacy in South Africa

A best-in-class provider of literacy training and education, Room to Read has taken their holistic approach to South Africa, building libraries, training teachers and publishing culturally appropriate children’s books.

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Equality of Chances
Completed
Modeling the Economic Impacts of Climate Change
Stanford School of Earth

Modeling the Economic Impacts of Climate Change

Researchers at Stanford School of Earth were funded to analyze and predict the potential economic impact of a global warming scenario of 1.5°C compared with 2°C.  The study estimated a potential $30 trillion in additional economic losses by 2100.

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Climate Solutions
Completed
Investing in a New Climate   
Stanford University Steyer-Taylor Center

Investing in a New Climate  

Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance leveraged its tremendous convening power to launch “Investing in a New Climate.”  These events brought together foundation and endowment asset managers for a workshop on climate-wise investing.

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Better BusinessClimate Solutions
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Systems Change for Surfing
Sustainable Surf

Systems Change for Surfing

Tackling an entire culture and the industry that supports it, Sustainable Surf partners with manufacturers, surfers, media and other influencers to promote a more sustainable sport.

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Better Business
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Catalyst Fund for Education
Teach for All

Catalyst Fund for Education

Scaling its successful model globally, Teach for All manages a Catalyst Fund providing seed funding to launch lower-income countries, including Erol grantee Teach for Uganda.

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Equality of Chances
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Deep Rising Documentary
The Redford Center

Deep Rising Documentary

In partnership with award-winning filmmaker Matthieu Rytz, The Redford Center is supporting production of a new documentary on the topic of deep sea mining and the ethical decisions that accompany this new industry.

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Better BusinessWildlife Protection
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Safer Species
WildAid

Safer Species

WildAid brings its expertise in communications and consumer behavior change to Francophone Africa with a new campaign and documentary film on pangolins, the most highly trafficked species on our planet.

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Wildlife Protection