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Weekly round up - building a Green New Deal movement, down and out in Paris & more!

Published Date: 10 June 2019

Each week, the SIX team will be sharing their favourite pieces of reading. The content will be organised thematically, and each piece will tie to work that is currently being undertaken by the organisation. Enjoy!

Philanthropy 

Sophie Monaghan-CoombsSeven Mistakes That New Billionaire Philanthropists Make—and How MacKenzie Bezos Can Avoid Them

The news that MacKenzie Bezos has signed the Giving Pledge, saying she’ll devote her Amazon fortune to philanthropy, isn’t all that surprising. What else is she going to do with $37 billion? (via Inside Philanthropy, May 2019) 

Movement building

Louise PulfordHow a Green New Deal Backer Supports Movement Building—and How It’s Paying Off

As an early funder, Wallace Global Fund helped the Sunrise Movement shift the conversation around U.S. climate policy. The fund’s leadership explains how and why it backs social movements, including with a new, $1 million commitment to the Green New Deal. (via Inside Philanthropy, May 2019) 

Cities 

Marco ShekDown and out in Paris: homeless women find refuge in grandeur

Paris' palatial city hall is providing 120 homeless women with shelter, hot meals, healthcare guidance and arts therapy. (via Place, May 2019) 

Impact 

Duncan Collins-AdamsMeasuring our impact

The measurement of innovation impact is rarely straightforward but it's essential to try and track what is being achieved. (via Nesta, May 2019) 

Environment 

So Jung RimThe Anthropocene epoch: have we entered a new phase of planetary history?

Human activity has transformed the Earth – but scientists are divided about whether this is really a turning point in geological history. (via The Guardian, May 2019)