The Sustainability Funders was founded in 2001 to directly address the harmful environmental and social impacts of current modes of producing, consuming and disposing of material goods.

We believe it is possible to create a sustainable and just world where people can live healthy and fulfilling lives and natural resources can be conserved for future generations.
We also coordinate the New Economy Discussion Group, which offers funders the opportunity to learn and engage on emerging New Economy Issues.

More information on the Sustainability Funders' activities
can be found in this publication:


October 2014,

Now your smartphone can be fair trade, too
 October 17, 2014, Grist Magazine

June 26, 2014, RFI

February 6, 2014, Yale Environment 360
January 15, 2014, Nature

New program helps GM, MillerCoors back up landfill-free claims
January 13, 2014,

Metro prepares to reshape our garbage's future
January 2, 2014, Sustainable Business Oregon


November 10-12, Louisville, KY

November 12-14, 2014, Washington, DC

A New Food Economy: What Do We Mean? (A funders-only briefing)
October 30, 2014, New York, NY

Video recording of September 18, 2014 Inequality, Democracy and Corporate Power funder briefing now available online.

Call resources for the April 21, 2014 funder briefing call, Fast (and unsustainable) fashion: How the growing demand for wood-derived fabrics is impacting the world's endangered and ancient forests, and what companies are doing about it.

The recording of the December 2013 Sustainability Funders' briefing call, So you thought greening the paper industry was a U.S. issue? Think again., is now available for download.