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Ki te kotahi te kākaho, ka whati;

ki te kāpuia, e kore e whati.

When reeds stand alone they are vulnerable;

but together they are unbreakable.

- Kingi Pōtatau Te Wherowhero Tāwhiao


Funders Commitment
on Climate Action

Funders in Aotearoa New Zealand who sign up to this Funders Commitment recognise our climate crisis and commit to responsibly investing in a tika (just) transition to a green, low-carbon society. 


Guided by te Tiriti o Waitangi, as signatories we aim to accelerate effective and collaborative climate responses for greater equity and wellbeing.


We invite all funders to join us in this vital mahi.

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The Commitment

We, the undersigned,
commit to:


Reflecting Te Tiriti o Waitangi and supporting Māori aspirations regarding climate action

We commit to the spirit of partnership with Iwi, Hapū / Māori to address the causes and impacts of climate change. We will seek to enable Māori aspirations and recognise mātauranga Māori in climate action, respecting whakapapa, tino rangatiratanga, rite tahi (equity) and kaitiakitanga.


An equitable transition

We will take action on how we invest and fund, to enable greater equity in the transition to a low carbon society. We will support initiatives that foster equitable transition, and we will support vulnerable communities burdened by the impacts arising from the transition.


Enable leadership

We will support and grow the leadership in our communities, especially in tangata whenua, rangatahi and marginalised communities to accelerate an equitable transition. We will actively support community-led action and systems change to enable an equitable transition.


Commit and share resources

We will take opportunities to contribute to and support mitigation and adaptation to climate change impacts. We will commit resources to accelerate work addressing the causes and impacts of climate change and identify opportunities to co-fund initiatives.


Learn and grow

We will create opportunities for our trustees, staff and communities to learn more about climate change causes, impacts and solutions, including through mātauranga Māori.  We will share opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills needed to act.


Decarbonise our investments and operations

We will take action to minimise the carbon footprint of our own operations. We will proactively address the risks and opportunities of the transition to a low carbon society in our investment strategies.


Report on progress

We will report annually on our progress against the commitments listed above. We will continue to develop our practice, to learn from others, and to share our learning.

Please join us in this collaborative effort.



The Funders Commitment
on Climate Action.

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