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Island of Hope



Panel: Philanthropic Innovation: Catalyzing Climate Resilience in Coastal Areas

05 Dec 2023

This session will provide insights into the transformative power of philanthropy in unlocking public/private collaboration to drive innovative solutions to address climate risks in  coastal areas. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how such public/private philanthropic collaborations can unlock finance, action and innovation to build resilient coastal
communities and protect valuable ecosystems in the face of climate change.

  • How can philanthropy unlock the essential public/private finance and action?
  • Why is philanthropy critical for innovation in this space?
  • What examples of philanthropy enabled innovation are we seeing?
  • How should philanthropy work with the public and private sector to scale the resilience solutions we need?
Brock Dickinson, Adjunct Professor & Entrepreneur in Residence - University of Waterloo
Benjamin Bellegy, CEO - WINGS