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Sustainable Ocean Alliance;
The World Economic Forum sets the agenda for the rest of the year, and often has a lot of competing issues fighting for attention. In this midst, Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) launches its inaugural State of Our Ocean Annual Report. Those in the most vulnerable positions, such as small island states or poorer coastal regions have been noticing this change for years. It is now time to take action to reverse this decline. Nishan Degnarain, editor of the inaugural State of Our Ocean Report gathers scientific knowledge from Professor Doug McCauley of the University of California in Santa Barbara and interviews from SOA Community Voices to define a framework for 2019 ocean priorities. The report will be an annual assessment of the health of our ocean, and by releasing it at the start of the year, SOA hopes it will be able to— not only diagnose the challenges facing our ocean— but set a direction for government and business leaders to take common action.
African Communities Together;
African Communities Together recently celebrated five years of making change for African immigrant communities. Take a look at our report on what we've accomplished together over the past five years, and our exciting vision for the next five years!
This is the tenth Grants in Australia research report. This survey-based resource for Australian grantmakers and grantseekers has been produced regularly since 2006, and is the biggest of its type in Australia. An output of Our Community's Innovation Lab, the report is part of an ongoing research project that charts the development of the field of grantmaking from the grantseeking community's perspective. The goal of this report is to create a snapshot of grantmaking in Australia, to examine developing trends in the field, and to inspire and enable more successful grantseeking and better grantmaking.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation;
Based on a survey of grantees and declined applicants conducted last year by the Center for Effective Philanthropy, the report (74 pages, PDF) found that grantees' perceptions of the foundation remained positive across most measures, including impact on grantees' fields (82nd percentile among nearly three hundred peer organizations), impact on organizations (63rd percentile), funder-grantee relationships (70th percentile), openness to ideas from grantees about its strategy (80th percentile), and transparency (67th percentile). Within its customized peer cohort of twenty-three foundations, the foundation ranked highest on overall relationships with grantees, fairness in its treatment of grantees, staff responsiveness, clarity of communications with respect to goals and strategy, and consistency of the information it provides.
The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires organizations with a turnover of at least £36m to make a public statement on steps they are taking to identify and prevent modern slavery in their operations and supply chains. Oxfam GB advocated for this policy development, and this statement relates to steps taken in relation to our own operations and supply chains. Our first statement in 2016 gave detailed information about our policies and processes to demonstrate transparency on this challenging issue and to encourage other companies to be transparent. This statement is an update on progress against the two-year commitments that we made in that first statement.