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Matter of Impact

In Matter of Impact, we intend to cast a close eye on a single topic or issue with short features, video, and impact stories.

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  • ISSUE 13

    Achieving Lasting Impact

    At The Rockefeller Foundation, we are focused on achieving lasting, meaningful change. In this quarter’s magazine, find stories of our grantees’ persistent work that daily makes a difference, read about long-term relationships with partners that have remade the world, and see reflections on our first-ever Impact Report.
  • ISSUE 12

    Joining the Fight to Combat Crises

    From searching for lost children in Ukraine to supercharging carbon credits, or supporting civil society in Iran, the grantees highlighted in this quarter’s Matter of Impact focus on a range of crises and vulnerable communities in critical and urgent need.
  • ISSUE 11

    Stubbornly Optimistic About Progress

    The world will never meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on time if climate change continues unabated at this rate. But we are stubbornly optimistic about progress. Why? The innovative work of our grantees.
  • ISSUE 10

    The Urgency of Equity

    We know equity is not only one thing: it looks different in different populations: bringing justice to a neighborhood or a nation lifts all. This quarter’s Matters of Impact asks us to consider the many reasons and ways to focus on #MakingOpportunityUniversal and sustainable.
  • ISSUE 09

    Accelerating Transformation for a Gender-Equal Future

    While women and girls have disproportionately paid the costs of the crises engulfing our economies and societies – like the pandemic, climate change, and financial downturns – they have also led efforts to meet these challenges while pursuing a more equitable and sustainable future. Here are a few of those stories.
  • Issue 08

    Preventing Future Pandemics: Health For All, Now More Than Ever

    The world recognized this year's Universal Health Coverage day by calling for investments that will ensure access to affordable, quality healthcare for all. Underlying these efforts is the smart use of data to save lives, and gathering the kind of information needed to detect, track, and respond to pandemics that requires global collaboration, outreach, and trust between governments, scientists, organizations, and communities around the world.
  • ISSUE 07

    The Road to Glasgow & the Imperative for a Green Energy Transition

    As the world moves toward containing Covid-19, we face a tangle of problems. How do we together recover from the pandemic-triggered financial crisis while tackling the menace of climate change and simultaneously putting equity first to close the growing and dangerous gap between wealthy and poor nations and peoples?
  • ISSUE 06

    Can Technology Be Optimized for Equity and Opportunity?

    Companies use detailed behavioral information every day to direct products and services to individuals. What if this approach were applied to maximize social good instead of private revenue? This quarter’s Matter of Impact explores how the properly tailored technology can improve and save lives across a wide spectrum.
  • ISSUE 05

    Making Opportunity Universal

    A global recovery must put justice and parity at its heart
  • Issue 04

    Forget the New Normal: Let’s Head to an Inclusive Future

    Covid laid bare, once again, deep systemic inequities that create barriers to healthy diets and dignified work, education and even internet access. In a post-Covid world, a sustainable recovery must have justice and parity at its heart, both in the U.S. and globally.
  • Issue 03

    Powering a Green and Equitable Recovery

    In this third edition of Matter of Impact we share insights and highlight initiatives from our global Power & Climate program.
  • Issue 02

    The Way Forward: Gender Equity by Design

    In this second edition of our online magazine Matter of Impact, we focus on the ongoing work to achieve gender equity.
  • Issue 01

    America’s Overdue Reckoning with Racial Disparity

    In the first edition of our new online magazine, Matter of Impact, we examine the enduring racial disparities that the Covid-19 crisis has made all the more glaringly obvious. And demanding of our attention.

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