Giving Green is a research and advocacy initiative promoting cost-effective giving to fight climate change through public guides for donors, businesses, and investors.
There is a plethora of climate initiatives that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but only some are based on the best available evidence. Supporting these highly effective initiatives is one of the most impactful climate actions individuals and businesses can take. Giving Green aims to help donors find the organisations doing the most impactful work to address the climate crisis.
Giving Green is a team of climate scientists, economists, and impact evaluation experts with decades of experience working at the intersection of evidence-based policy and the environment.
Giving Green's primary activity is conducting research to identify cost-effective giving opportunities in climate. It assesses the landscape of climate philanthropy to identify important, tractable, and neglected interventions, and assesses organisations working on those interventions for their theory of change, cost-effectiveness, and room for more funding.
Its recommendations include top giving opportunities for individuals (including its Giving Green Fund), as well as information for businesses about carbon offsets and removals for net-zero goals and guidance for climate-conscious investors.
Giving Green then works to promote top organisations through partners and media channels. It aims to reach a wide audience with its research, including those not previously familiar with cost-effective approaches to giving. Its work has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, TIME, and more. So far, Giving Green has directed over 10 times its own budget to its top-recommended organisations.
We don't currently have further information about the cost-effectiveness of Giving Green beyond it doing work in a high-impact cause area and taking a reasonably promising approach.