Our Changing World

“The unequal distribution of power and wealth and accelerating degradation of the environment will place growing pressures on social structures, potentially leading to social disruption and even unforeseen innovation in political governance and the social…

Reflections from the D5 Coalition co-chairs

“We are pleased – and also frustrated.” In an April 11, 2016 op-ed in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the three D5 Coalition co-chairs weighed in on their “five-year collaborative effort to improve diversity, equity, and…

Natural Allies: IS Members Fight Climate Change

The National Audubon Society’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Its doors opened in 1905,…

Partnerships for a Cooler Planet

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation “helps people build measurably better lives” including by investing more to combat climate change than any other philanthropy on earth. More than a billion dollars have been granted to…

Animating the Antarctic in the Motor City

Detroit Zoological Society Executive Director and CEO Ron Kagan last visited Antarctica in February of this year. His affection for the Antarctic is evident when he describes the scale of the continent. “Icebergs can be…