Annual Conference

ACF Annual Conference 

The Long View: Funding on a Finite Planet

Wednesday 06 November 2019
BMA House, Central London

The Long View: Funding on a Finite Planet

In an era of division, climate change stands as an urgent and unifying concern. Because no matter what we fund - whether it be the sciences, the arts, poverty, international development or heritage - climate change can be used as a lens to examine, deepen and interrogate our practice. To do so brings us face to face with a number of pressing issues; from practical questions about who and how we fund, to fundamental considerations about the role of foundations in stewardship and preservation. 

Drawing from a wide variety of perspectives, this year’s ACF annual conference will consider what foundations can do to move the needle, both in terms of offsetting the effects of climate change, as well as in reshaping the collective discourse, away from one of individual resignation and toward one of collective resolve. It will also allow us to consider a number of broader issues, including intergenerational equity, our relationship to natural resources and their extraction, and how the foundation model might help or impede our ability to make meaningful progress.

The deadline for proposals have now passed.


Conference bookings

We will be open for bookings in the summer. Details will be available on the website, in Funders’ News, and via your ACF key contact.





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