Exploring the role of mission investing in climate change.

Using mission investments alongside grant portfolios to accelerate climate solutions.

A structured look at potential investment sectors

Stop deforestation in Indonesia; Roll out distributed generation in India; Commercialize advances in cleantech; Scale energy efficiency

In “Philanthropy’s Full Force,” a report prepared for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the ClimateWorks Foundation, Redstone explores where mission investments can work with grants, government investment and policy, and private capital to encourage a global transition to a low-carbon economy and abate as much carbon as possible.

The report provides philanthropies with a structured way to consider investments, highlights four initial investment approaches that merit further exploration, and recommends both broader leadership in the field and specific next steps.