STARTED: Incubated in the 2020 Incubation Program (started before the program).
SEED GRANT: $60,000
MONEY FUNDRAISED TO DATE (Jan 2023): $2M
TEAM SIZE (Jan 2023): 6
Giving Green is an evidence-based guide to help donors and businesses fight climate change
CURRENT OR PREDICTED IMPACT:
Giving Green estimates that they have directed over $4 million in donations towards their recommended cost-effective climate initiatives.
Over 2020 and 2021, Giving Green estimates that they had a 12x impact multiplier - that is, for every dollar spent on Giving Green, they directed $12 towards high-impact climate work. They are in the process of updating this estimate with 2022 information.
Major updates to their Top Recommendations and associated research in 2022, looking beyond US policy and towards global technological innovation. They now have 5 top recommendations across four sectors: US policy, advanced nuclear, industrial decarbonization, and food systems.
Revamped their approach to effective climate action for businesses in 2022 with the publication of a new whitepaper on business climate strategy, and a comprehensive set of recommendations for technology innovation portfolios, carbon removal providers, and carbon offset providers.
Launched Giving Green Australia in 2021, and are close to establishing an ongoing research effort for Australian donors alongside Effective Altruism Australia - Environment.
Major updates to their research process, including formalizing their theory of change, publishing their mistakes, and increasing their reasoning transparency. See more in their 2022 updates shared on the EA Forum.
They’ve been mentioned in the media more than 50 times. Their press coverage and published articles include appearances in popular media such as The Atlantic (2020, 2021), Vox (updated yearly in 2020, 2021, 2022), The New York Times, and Time Magazine; philanthropy and social impact publications such as Center for Effective Philanthropy (2021, 2022), Devex, and SSIR; and climate and tech publications such as Energy Monitor and MIT Technology Review.
Theydirectly advised an Australian fund manager on their philanthropic donations, which led to renewing their support for an existing grantee and adding two new grantees.
2022 summary of top nonprofit recommendations and deep dive into our research process and conclusions.
A new whitepaper on business climate strategy, “How to Think Beyond Net Zero”.
ROOM FOR MORE FUNDING IN 2023:
Like many other EA organizations, they are impacted by the FTX collapse. They have a funding gap at current staffing levels of $200,000 in 2023, but could productively absorb another $200,000 on top of that to undertake additional work streams such as expanding their top nonprofit research, revamping their Australia recommendations, and creating new research on private sector investments. They would use additional funds to expand research capacity and to improve their communications, especially to reach donors who may not have experience with effective giving. Please get in touch to discuss funding in more detail.