The Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit as co-initiator of the F20 foundations platform
Shortly before the German G20 presidency in 2017, Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit, together with a group of German foundations, initiated the international foundations platform ‚Foundations 20‘ (F20). The aim of the platform is to encourage foundations to push for the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the 2030 Agenda with the Global Development Goals (SDGs). Foundations can support these processes through their operations, through strategic funding and investment, and by developing new transformative partnerships.
Pushing for “a transformation that leaves no one behind”, the platform focusses on decarbonization by the middle of this century, strengthening renewable energy and increasing the role of civil society. In doing so, the platform seeks to highlight what foundations can contribute in the context of the annual G20 summits. It also highlights success stories within G20 countries.
More than 65 international foundations are now part of the foundations platform. The core group of F20 is made up of the Chinese SEE Foundation, the South American Fundacion Avina, the Saudi-Arabian King Khalid Foundation, the Indian Shakti Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund from Washington, the Renewable Energy Institute from Tokyo, the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, the Umweltstiftung Michael Otto, the Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit, the World Future Council, the Stiftung 2°, the Stiftung Mercator, the Unipolis Foundation from Milan and WWF. The Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit provides Klaus Milke as Chairman of this platform.
For further information, you can find the mission statement of the F20 Foundation Platform here.