The Clear Skies Foundation opted to participate in the global Giving Tuesday campaign this year and match up to $10,000 CAD in donations directed towards the One Drop Foundation’s mission to ensure sustainable access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene for communities around the world. The campaign raised a total of $32,000 CAD.
Did you know:
Now more than ever, climate change is threatening access to safe water. There are currently 2 billion people including children that do not have proper access and this number will continue to grow if we do not act now. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #6 focuses on ensuring a clean and stable water supply and effective water sanitation for all people by the year 2030.
As temperatures rise, droughts increase causing the depletion of surface water ecosystems, and ultimately the depletion of groundwater supplies leading to shortages in water needed for agriculture, potable water and non-potable water for the utilities and industrial sectors.
“Supporting One Drop’s efforts reinforces our vision for a more sustainable world.”
-Michel Brutti, CEO and Founder of Clear Skies Investment Management
This initiative supported the One Drop Foundation’s mission to ensure sustainable access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene for communities around the world through innovative partnerships, creativity, and the power of art.
About the Clear Skies Foundation:
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to protect our environment and support the well-being of people, and one of the significant issues our world faces today is achieving those ambitious goals before 2030. Core to its mission, Clear Skies Investment Management aligns its investment decisions with these goals. To maximize opportunities of realizing the goals, the foundation of Clear Skies has been established to donate a portion of its grants to charities actively tackling each SDGs.
Each holiday season, the ‘Clear Skies Foundation’ donates annually a portion of its grants to charities that are actively contributing to the United Nations Sustainability Goals such as the One Drop Foundation, Artistri Sud (helping women in emerging markets to start their own business) and the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal.