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Insights and learning

Little Ouse Headwaters Project (LOHP)

We learn so that we, and the organisations we work with, can make intelligent and evidence-based decisions about how to be effective in a complex environment.

Our approach to learning is guided by two questions:

  1. What does the world look like for the issues, organisations and people we support?
  2. Where are we making most and least progress and why?

Below you'll find our insights reports - sharing what we've learned from our funding - along with research or evaluation reports we've commissioned, and key publications from work we fund.

Do also take a look in Latest for news and blogs about our work.


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    Supporting a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment sector

    A new report by Hybrid Consulting and sam-culture reviews activity to address the lack of diversity in the environment sector. Commissioned by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Simon Wightman, Esmée's Funding Manager Lead for Our Natural World shares his reflections on the findings and Esmée's role.

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    Collaborative learning about investing for environmental impact

    Jenny Sansom from Environmental Funders Network and Tom Colborne from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation share progress from the Environmental Finance and Learning Fund.

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