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We are delighted to announce that the Inflexion Foundation have partnered with the Society as a new Corporate Benefactor to support our work to widen access to geography and to engage public audiences with key environmental and sustainability topics.
The Inflexion Foundation’s initial three-year support will focus on two key areas of our work with the geographical community:
Our Geography for all programme, working with colleagues and organisations across the discipline to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in geography at school, with a focus on under-representation by income and ethnicity.
Our Earth Stories initiative, developing new approaches to communicate about sustainability by connecting leading climate, biodiversity and sustainability specialists with key media industry figures, as well as top creative talent to improve and enable public understanding of this important subject.
The Inflexion Foundation is the formalised charitable giving programme of Inflexion Private Equity and supports a broad range of charitable endeavours, including those with a particular focus on improving the prospects of young people. This new partnership reflects Inflexion’s commitment to responsible investment and recognition of the fundamental importance of sustainability.
Society Director Professor Joe Smith said of the partnership:
“We look forward to Inflexion Foundation supporting two key areas of our activity; working with colleagues and organisations across the geographical community to improve the prospects of young people under-represented in the discipline through our Geography for all programme, and through the Earth Stories initiative, which encourages storytelling about the environment and sustainability, bringing together leading specialists with media industry decision-makers and creative talent to amplify the best available knowledge and practices.”
John Hartz, Managing Partner at Inflexion, commented:
“We are humbled by the impact the work the Inflexion Foundation has had in the last five years, and we are delighted to broaden its focus to the environment. This core issue touches everybody, with those in disadvantaged positions often even more affected by adverse environment-related matters. We are pleased to be partnering with the Society so that we can support their critical work in this space.”
We are proud to be supported by a range of companies across business and industry. They provide long-standing philanthropic and sponsored support across our core activities including expeditions and fieldwork, work with schools and teachers, and public engagement to enable the advancement of geographical science and its applications to the challenges facing the world’s people, places and environments.
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