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Global Impact Partners with Restore the Earth Foundation, Supports Landscape-Scale Ecosystem Restoration

Submitted by: Global Impact

Categories: Environment, Sustainability

Posted: Mar 17, 2015 – 12:11 PM EST


ALEXANDRIA, VA , Mar. 17 /CSRwire/ -  Global Impact is excited to announce a partnership with Restore the Earth Foundation (REF) to support landscape-scale ecosystem restoration. Global Impact is serving as REF’s secretariat, providing fiduciary services and strategic marketing counsel in an effort to grow the organization and its resources.  REF’s mission is to restore the Earth’s essential forest and wetland ecosystems.

REF employs the only landscape-scale (large-scale and contiguous) forest restoration solution with environmental, social and economic returns verified by a leading third-party impact accounting firm. Currently, REF is working to restore one million acres of marginal land in the Mississippi River Basin—often referred to as “North America’s Amazon”—to its natural state. REF’s inclusive and collaborative approach engages a broad coalition of partners from the public and private sectors, making landscape‑scale restoration possible for the benefit of the environment and the health, safety, and resiliency of local communities.

“Global Impact believes partnerships are the key to making impact and creating change,” said Global Impact President and CEO Scott Jackson. “We are thrilled to be working with a like-minded organization and we are eager to see how our partnership can change the world,” he concluded.

Global Impact is working with REF in two ways. First, Global Impact is supporting REF in an advisory capacity, working to strengthen REF’s role as a bridge-builder across sectors and a convener towards collaborative solutions for ecosystem restoration. Second, Global Impact is serving as REF’s secretariat and fiduciary agent, taking on much of REF’s back-office and organizational work so that they can focus on program implementation. Global Impact and REF recently kicked off the partnership by launching a new website (www.restoretheearth.org) that demonstrates the organizations’ leadership and innovation toward creating a sustainable future.

“After Hurricane Katrina, my husband and I founded Restore the Earth Foundation to help the devastated communities, ecosystems and wildlife on the Gulf Coast,” said REF Co-Founder and Executive Director PJ Marshall. “Our work with Global Impact naturally advances our goals, expanding our public-private partnerships to restore ecosystems and the services the Earth provides on which we depend. We are very excited about working with Global Impact and are confident it will help us bring our vision to fruition,” she continued. 


About Global Impact
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact works with approximately 450 public and private workplace giving campaigns to generate funding for an alliance of more than 120 international charities. Through strategic council and implementation support, Global Impact equips private sector and nonprofit organizations to achieve their philanthropic goals. The organization serves as administrator for one of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns, the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.7 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people.

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