Avina Americas Announces Two New Members of its Board of Directors

March 29th, 2022|Categories: NEWS|

Washington, D.C. – Avina Americas is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors, who will support the nonprofit’s work to connect and engage global actors in strategies that improve social, economic, and environmental resilience in Latin America and the global South.

Fundación Avina partners with Idesam’s Carbon Neutral Program

December 11th, 2020|Categories: NEWS|

Idesam's Carbon Neutral Program will offset Fundación Avina’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019.  Fundación Avina has established a partnership with Idesam’s Carbon Neutral Program in Brazil to neutralize carbon emissions generated by its operations, such as electric power consumption, air travel, accommodations, and employees’ commutes to and from work. In 2019, Fundación Avina’s emissions in Latin America totaled 431.54 tons of CO2 equivalent. This corresponds to over 1,000 trees that will be planted by Idesam in the Sustainable Development Reserve of Uatumã, in the Amazon region. 

The Response and Vision Fund announces eight global initiatives to transform our global economic system in the COVID-19 crisis.

September 14th, 2020|Categories: NEWS|

The Response and Vision Fund announced in september its inaugural slate of grantees, investing in time-sensitive, opportunistic, and strategic responses to support vulnerable workers and frontline communities bearing the brunt of the economic crisis exacerbated by COVID-19. The fund’s goals are to support workers and communities to be at the center – with voice, power and priority – in the response and recovery investments of public and private institutions alike.

To expand civic space, US$3 million will be invested in Latin America.

August 12th, 2020|Categories: NEWS|Tags: |

As democracy in Latin America is being threatened, a new multi-donor initiative called Pulsante is seeking to fund and support those fighting to protect it. In the current state of emergency produced by the pandemic, decision-making by governments has, in some cases, significantly strained their relationships with citizens. 

New Alliance Launched to Help Social Entrepreneurs Overcome Impacts of COVID-19

May 18th, 2020|Categories: NEWS|Tags: |

Forty leading global organizations have united to launch the COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, pooling knowledge, experience and responses to alleviate suffering and advance new models of change for a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable world.

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