Hewlett & Packard Foundations:
Creating ClimateWorks Foundation
What challenges arise when some of the world’s largest foundations collaborate to address one of today’s most complex issues—climate change? How can funders evolve their approach, learn, and recalibrate while meeting the pressing timetable of intergovernmental negotiations? How can widely different cultural and national attitudes be harmonized for effective action?
The case investigates the complexity of building a startup organization while racing to create a strategy to address climate change on a global scale. It draws lessons for funders, or for any social change agent, seeking to work collaboratively in areas of policy, political, and programmatic complexity.
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