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On Violence to Defenders of Indigenous Territories

We began the New Year by celebrating Indonesia’s landmark recognition of the rights of nine Indigenous communities to their ancestral forests. Today, we are devastated by the assassination of Isidro Baldenegro López, the second Goldman Prize winner and bright spark — after Berta Cáceres — to be extinguished by dark forces.
In the strongest terms, […]

Trustee Transitions

With the New Year comes changes to the Christensen Board of Trustees. After five years of dedicated service as the Chair of the Board, Atossa Soltani will step down in compliance with Christensen’s bylaws. She will continue serving as a Christensen Trustee. Atossa, who founded Amazon Watch in 1996 and served as the organization’s Executive Director […]

CALL FOR PROGRAM RELATED INVESTMENTS (PRI) PROPOSALS

To complement over a dozen years of grantmaking in the US Southwest, the Christensen Fund is inviting qualified social enterprises and quadruple bottom line projects to submit a proposal for funding from its Program Related Investments pilot. We are particularly interested in those institutions with a successful track record of establishing an enterprise or business. […]

Nature Based Solutions for Mental Health

IUCN World Conservation Congress  –   The paradox that many of us working on environmental issues know too well is that for all our talk about Nature, we spend very little time in it. Most of our time is spent behind blue screens rather than under blue skies or on blue seas.
At an experiential level I […]

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