Our Sustainable Economy portfolio explores how to ensure economic prosperity, within the resources of one planet, addressing the issue of overconsumption of natural resources beyond their capacity to regenerate.

Sustainable Infrastructure: pilot phase of SuRe Standard and implementation

Develop the SuRe Standard into a fully approved ISEAL Standard

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Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation 24 between 1’000’000-5’000’000 http://www.gib-foundation.org/

New Plastics Economy Collaboration

Building a new plastics economy.

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation 36 between 500’000-1’000’000 https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/

Accelerating the adoption of Green Infrastructure

Raise awareness and understanding of different stakeholders on green infrastructure.

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IISD 12 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.iisd.org/

Senegal Green Economy

Encourage a transition to a green economy in Senegal

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Green Economy Coalition 36 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.greeneconomycoalition.org/

Fish Tracker Initiative

Stop capital flowing into fishing and aquaculture practices that breach environmental limits, thereby stimulating a macro-economic structural adjustment to how the sector is financed

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Investor Watch 12 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.fish-tracker.org

Enhancing the environmental integrity and effectiveness of the EU Circular Economy Package

Ensure a strong policy outcome at EU level with regard to the co-decision process on the revised waste legislation and provide expertise to integrate circular economy and resource efficiency aspects into the implementation processes of the the different strands of EU product policy.

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EEB 24 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.eeb.org/

Supporting business advocacy in Switzerland

Establish a policy framework that drives the market forces towards sustainable development in general, and in particular to a pathway of below 2 degrees warming and towards sustainable levels of resources consumption.

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Swisscleantech 48 between 1’000’000-5’000’000 http://www.swisscleantech.ch

International Environment Policy - foraus LAB

Developing a future vision for a sustainable Swiss financial centre and policy recommendations to implement international environmental treaties

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foraus Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy 24 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.foraus.ch

Hoffmann Centre on Sustainable Resource Economy

The Centre will contribute to transforming the political economy of resource production and consumption by developing new economic metrics, correcting market signals and enabling the implementation of new business models such as the circular economy.

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Chatham House 60 between 1’000’000-5’000’000 chathamhouse.org

Achieving Deep Energy Efficiency in China through Effective Policies for Strategic Energy Management

Objectives are to help reduce China’s industrial energy footprint and promote a sustainable local economy by demonstrating the value of Strategic Energy Management (SEM) in a pilot city, and building the foundation for incorporating into China’s 14th Five Year Plan (2020-2025) ambitious national policies for energy efficiency that are grounded in SEM.

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Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. 36 between 1’000’000-5’000’000 http://www.nrdc.org.org

Partners for a New Economy

Partners for a New Economy identifies, designs and employs initiatives that have the potential to disrupt economic mismanagement of select food, energy, water and/or natural resource systems. These systems-level interventions put in place more viable, long-term economic alternatives and transform the way we value our environment, our economy and our communities.

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Partners for a New Economy 36 between 1’000’000-5’000’000 http://www.

Achieving Deep Energy Efficiency in China through Effective Policies for Strategic Energy Management

Reduce China’s industrial energy footprint and promote a sustainable local economy by 1) Demonstrating the value of Strategic Energy Management (SEM) in a pilot city, and 2) Building the foundation for incorporating into China’s 14th Five Year Plan (FYP) (2020-2025) ambitious national policies for energy efficiency that are grounded in SEM.

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Natural Resources Defence Council Inc. 36 between 1’000’000 and 5’000’000 http://www.nrdc.org/

Topten: Improving Energy Efficiency of End-use Equipment in China

Supporting energy efficiency (EE) policy and know-how exchange; encouraging EE procurement; increase awareness of EE consumer goods among policy makers, consumers, producers and procurers; developing and applying EE testing.

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Topten International Services 36 between 500’000 and 1’000’000 http://www.topten.info/

Sustainable Infrastructure Asset Class

Preparing the ground for establishing a sustainable infrastructure asset class that mainstreams sustainable infrastructure finance.

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Stiftung Global Infrastructure Basel 12 between 500’000 and 1’000’000 http://www.gib-foundation.org/

Empowering pension savers to unlock sustainable investment

Creating the framework conditions for a sustainable investment system by improving the public accountability of Europe’s pension and investment sector.

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Fairshare Educational Foundation (ShareAction) 36 between 100’000 and 500’000 http://www.shareaction.org/

The Ex'Tax Project

Building support in the European Union for a tax shift from labour to natural resources to enable the crucial change in consumption patterns and to reduce overuse of natural resources.

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The Ex’Tax Project 36 between 100’000 and 500’000 http://www.ex-tax.com/

Carbon Tracker 2.0

Promoting a shift of capital away from fossil fuel extraction towards investment in sustainable economic activity through research and advocacy with regulators, to ensure carbon asset risk is accurately taken into account by capital markets.

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Investor Watch 12 between 500’000 and 1’000’000 http://www.carbontracker.org/

Finance for change

Transforming the sovereign bond market so that resource constraints and stranded assets are taken into account when evaluating bond risk. The resulting shifts in investment patterns and in the cost of borrowing will lead nations to shift policies in a more sustainable direction.

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Global Footprint Network 36 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.footprintnetwork.org

A toolkit for a circular economy - enabling regional transformations

Development of a circular economy policy toolkit for a region to create the right enabling conditions for deep circular transition, and to work with the pilot region to create the first reference case for the transition.

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation 12 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org

Trade Funding Collaborative

Purpose is to educate the public and decision-makers on the risks of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) for democracy, transparency, environment and health.

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Jenifer Altman Foundation 12 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.jaf.org

Creating a Financial Institution for the Recovery of Marine Ecosystems (Project FIRME)

Establishing a global Financial Institution for the Recovery of Marine Ecosystems (FIRME) that attracts private capital for infrastructure investments that will allow selected fisheries to move from conventional to sustainable fishery practices. ​

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WWF International 8 between 100’000-500’000 http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/footprint/smart_fishing/

Forging Sustainable Resources Futures

Promote policies that support a transition towards less resource intensive production of goods and provision of services.

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Chatham House 48 between 1’000’000-5’000’000 http://chathamhouse.org

Less is more: Resource Governance for the EU

​Advocating for the introduction of natural resource use indicators and targets in Europe, ensuring that they are factored into EU and national policies and legislation.

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Friends of the Earth Europe 36 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.foeeurope.org

Overhauling EU product and waste policies for a greener resource efficient economy

Support the European Commission in developing a revised and strengthened package of regulatory instruments in the field of product and waste that will reduce the pressure on ecosystems from natural resource extraction, the overuse of agricultural and forestry lands and production of harmful waste.​

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EEB- European Environmental Bureau 24 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.eeb.org

Green Public Procurement in China: Making the case for implementation through the quantification of the potential economic, social and environmental multiplier benefits

​Development of a model that can demonstrate the full scale of economic and environental benefits if green public procurement is implemented emphatically in China.

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International Institute for Sustainable Development – IISD Europe 18 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.iisd.org/procurement

Making Renewable Energy The New Normal

Securing public commitments from targeted financial institutions to invest an additional US$40 billion in renewable energy and/or to phase out investments in coal, oil and gas and increasing global public conversation about investment in renewable energy.​

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WWF International 18 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.wwf.org

Establishing Sustainable Infrastructure in Projects and Capital Markets with the Help of the GIB Grading Tool

Establish the GIB-Tool as a credible and widely used methodology for fostering and grading Sustainable Infrastructure. ​

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Stiftung Global Infrastructure Basel 36 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.globalinfrastructurebasel.com

Boosting Global Footprint Network's Content Engine

Maintaining and improving the core science on which Global Footprint Network’s work depends by making the National Footprint Account’s (NFA) accounting platform more stable and robust, and preparing an updated version, the NFA 2.0.​

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
Global Footprint Network 36 between 1’000’000-5’000’000 http://www.footprintnetwork.org

Greening China-Africa trade, aid and investment

​To improve CSER practices of Chinese companies operating in Zambia, and Madagascar, facilitate implementation of related FOCAC 2012 commitments and develop recommendations for FOCAC 2015 and increase CSO’s capacity in China-Africa relations.​​

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WWF China 36 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.wwf.org/

Strengthening Innovation and Impact of Natural Capital Approaches

Synthesize lessons among a diverse group of leaders applying ecosystem services information in decisions around the world. Identify and communicate key policy and finance mechanisms used in natural capital approaches to target audiences, and launch new pilots to make new advances.​

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The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University 24 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.naturalcapitalproject.org/