Giving Their All

Giving Their All

We’re at a moment in history where protecting our environment, climate and future feels both possible and precarious, and so many different levers need to be pulled to get us there. At the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN), our members are taking action, and making change! This podcast seeks to tell those stories, unpick how the successes were pulled off, and inspire others to give their all for our planet. Each episode, Amanda Martin OAM (AEGN’s CEO) will be joined by philanthropists, investors, advocates and other champions of change working collaboratively for a sustainable future. Subscribe now and be inspired!

Episodes

February 11, 2024 45 mins

Australia isn’t going to become a renewable energy superpower by accident. Tech entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor and Boundless CEO Eytan Lenko is focused on fast-tracking the climate solutions we need, combining agile ways of working and the power of philanthropy to get there.

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Ann and Bruce McGregor are highly experienced funders whose shared love of nature sustains their award-winning environmental giving. “If we don’t protect nature, who will? Get active, get going — start now.”

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December 17, 2023 30 mins

Jill Reichstein and Lucy Larkins from the Reichstein Foundation reflect on the Foundation’s 50 years of granting, the evolution of philanthropy in Australia, and the outsized impact collaborative, systems focused funding can have on the community.

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November 20, 2023 33 mins

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation CEO Dr Catherine Brown outlines how the foundation is building an inclusive, climate-resilient city in partnership with the charitable sector, “the unsung heroine of Australia”.

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October 18, 2023 38 mins

Angela Whitbread’s philanthropy is driven by a profound respect for the vibrant web of life that sustains us all. Here she reflects on the power of philanthropy to restore, protect and bring us closer to nature.

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For Sue Mathews, tackling the climate crisis is profoundly important and deeply personal. Here she reflects on the power of intervening at a systems level, collaborating for impact and the vital role small funders can play.

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September 10, 2023 40 mins

Tash Keuneman shares why philanthropy shouldn't just be left to the super rich, the frameworks she draws on for grant making decisions and how she maintains energy in the face of overwhelm.

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August 13, 2023 28 mins

Alan Schwartz AO reflects on the limitations of capitalism in the face of environmental crises, how philanthropy can intervene, and the business opportunities arising with the transition to a green economy.

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July 30, 2023 50 mins

Adrian Appo shares his thoughts on how the philanthropic sector can better work with – and learn from – First Nations peoples, the importance of a Yes vote, and funding work to care for Country.

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July 16, 2023 18 mins

Debbie Dadon, Besen Family Foundation Chair, reflects on the power of collaboration, women’s leadership and next-generation philanthropy to effect real and lasting change.

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Stephen Pfeiffer shares why he decided to spend down an inheritance to fund climate action and the sense of purpose and healing he's found in the process.

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Intrepid Travel’s co-founder and Chair, Darrell Wade, shares why protecting the environment is so important to him, and the unique role he thinks philanthropy can play.

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April 11, 2023 28 mins

Sue and John McKinnon share why absolute emissions reduction is the focus of their giving and how the concept of ‘shifting power’ guides their work.

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March 27, 2023 31 mins

Amanda Martin OAM talks to Bec Milgrom, Executive Director of impact investing company Tripple, about how their investing and grantmaking work together; shaking up traditional processes; and why there can’t be climate justice without First Nations justice

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Amanda Martin OAM speaks with Hayley Morris, Executive Director of the Morris Group and Chair of Sustainable Table, about systems change, inner work, and why she has hope for the future.

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February 22, 2023 1 min

Welcome to Giving Their All, a podcast by Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN).

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