Providing pro bono legal assistance to make solar energy more accessible and affordable
One of the main providers of solar panels in Singapore is Solar Al Technologies. To further their mission of bringing a zero upfront cost, solar-as-a-service model to residential and small commercial property owners in Singapore, Solar Al reached out to TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono service, and was connected with four law firms Hogan Lovells, Reed Smith LLP, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and Dechert LLP.
Thomson Reuters Foundation publishes 2022 Annual Report
The Thomson Reuters Foundation has published its 2022 Annual Report . This comprehensive report showcases our work over the last year, from key achievements and milestones to an overview of our impact and a detailed breakdown of our annual accounts.
World Press Freedom Day: How the Foundation strives to support independent media across the world
Today marks the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, a UN initiative established to champion the importance of diverse, pluralistic and independent media – a cornerstone of democratic societies.
Researching climate legislation to support effective advocacy in Latin America and the Caribbean
Although all Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) countries have ratified the Paris Agreement and the majority are committed to its implementation, many LAC countries are highly vulnerable to increasing climate variability and temperature extremes. Through TrustLaw, Sustentabilidad Sin Fronteras was connected with teams of lawyers from Paraguay, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil to obtain a clear and comprehensive overview of the legal framework governing climate change in those countries and to assess how they could be improved.
Investing in climate-conscious enterprises to protect Latin America’s biodiversity
Further loss of biodiversity would be a devastating cultural and economic blow to Latin America, but this is not a localised issue – it also endangers global health, food security, and social and political stability. Calvert Impact Capital, Inc. is addressing this issue by investing in high-impact mission-driven organisations that have a social and environmental focus. By providing its investors and partners with positive financial, social and environmental returns, Calvert Impact Capital offers holistic solutions to problems of environmental degradation.
Reflections on the International Festival of Journalism in Perugia
The Thomson Reuters Foundation participated in the 2023 International Festival of Journalism in Perugia. Read five highlights from our CEO, Antonio Zappulla, from the festival including the impact of AI on journalism to how we must combat legal threats to press freedom.
OPINION: The power of visibility: why drag shows and LGBTQ+ representation matter now more than ever
Anti-LGBTQ+ laws, actions, and policies are rooted in a deep-seated fear and hatred of those who are different
Thomson Reuters Foundation training: "S in ESG Fast Track: Human Rights Due Diligence"
The Thomson Reuters Foundation has developed a pilot training "S in ESG Fast Track: Human Rights Due Diligence - Compliance, Disclosure, Success" that will bring together key actors in the ESG space, including lawyers, sustainability experts, and financial reporting specialists, to better understand human rights considerations under the 'S' in ESG and provide an opportunity to learn and collaborate across functions.
Water security on World Water Day 2023
On World Water Day, we speak to Laurie Goering, Climate Editor for Context, the Thomson Reuters Foundation's news and media platform, about water security.
International Women’s Day: Spotlighting the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s work in driving gender equality
International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the contributions and achievements of women and girls around the world, but also a pivotal moment to recognise the persistent inequalities that perpetuate the gender divide. This piece outlines some of the ways in which the Foundation’s approach to advancing media freedom, fostering more inclusive economies and promoting human rights supports women and girls around the world, part of its broader mission to strengthen free, fair and informed societies.