Sydney Climate Lens Launch

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 05:30pm - 07:30pm AEDT Sydney, NSW

This is a member only event, please login to the Better Giving Hub to register here

Climate change is a topic on everyone’s minds. But as a funder, how do you start to apply a climate lens to your philanthropy and investments?  

A changing climate affects everyone, but not equally. Low-income households struggling with rising electricity bills, people with chronic health conditions, bushfire- and flood-affected communities that lack adequate resources to begin with — these Australians and many more, are particularly vulnerable to the pervasive impacts of climate change.  

It’s why we’ve partnered together to develop and launch a Climate Lens tool for Australian funders seeking to better understand — and armed with this insight mitigate against — the cross-cutting impacts of climate change, all of which are working to undermine the people, places and causes you serve.  

We would love you to join us in Sydney to share this new tool with the Australian philanthropy community. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with peers, hear first-hand from funders who are applying a climate lens to their giving and be inspired by the impact that can be achieved for a safe climate and stronger communities.  

We look forward to seeing you there!

A special thank you to Perpetual for providing venue for this event.


Tash Keuneman

Director, Keuneman Foundation

Tash Keuneman is a software design leader. During her career, she has worked at some fantastic companies like Atlassian, Data61 and the World Bank at their headquarters in Washington D.C. Together with her partner, Tash runs the Keuneman foundation, a PAF that supports clean energy advocacy, research, and development. Their foundation is built on the theory that humans have the capacity for greatness and that good ideas, when well-funded, can have multiplier effects. She strongly believes Australia is best placed to be the world leader in clean energy innovation and distribution.

Jack Heath

CEO, Philanthropy Australia

Jack sees philanthropy as a driving force for good in a time of diminished trust in institutions and huge societal challenges. He advocates for a philanthropy that is big-hearted, clear-headed and joyful. 

After graduating from the University of Melbourne in Honours Arts and Law, he served in government as a diplomat, speechwriter and senior adviser to federal ministers including Prime Minister Paul Keating. Then, following the suicide of his young cousin, Jack led the establishment of the ReachOut youth mental health organisations in Australia, Ireland and the USA before serving as CEO at SANE Australia for over 8 years. 

He has sat on a number of advisory boards and committees and received awards for his contributions in mental health, including a Centenary Medal. Jack lives in Sydney with his publisher wife Catherine Milne and they have 2 adult children, Lucy and James, and a dog Fred

Amanda Martin OAM

CEO, Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

Amanda has worked in philanthropy for over 20 years, having worked as Executive Officer for the Poola Foundation for four years before helping to establish the AEGN in 2008.After years of participating in and helping with social and environmental change, Amanda believes that a key ingredient to making the world a better place is smart and strategic community groups working with smart and strategic philanthropy. She has a background in biodiversity and protected area advocacy and management, working in both the public and community sector. 

Previously, Amanda was the Executive Officer of the Victoria National Parks Association, and the Head of Policy and Planning at Parks Victoria. She is also a trained and skilled facilitator of groups and regularly uses this in her current role.