Ashden is working with the Global Returns Project to fight climate change through innovative clean energy solutions.  

The climate emergency is set to cause global devastation – unless we take radical, urgent action. Your gift will help us support the front-line innovators delivering proven solutions to the climate crisis.

Since launching in 2001 we’ve backed organisations transforming hospitals with solar power, and the use of trees to tackle dangerous urban heat. We’ve supported electric rickshaws, energy-saving AI software and under-floor robots that create more efficient buildings. We’ve helped communities from the UK to Afghanistan generate local, clean energy. And we’ve worked with financial innovators helping green enterprises and projects flourish.

These breakthroughs don’t just cut emissions. They create jobs, improve health and build stronger societies. Sustainable energy can do so much – but nearly one billion people don’t have access to reliable electricity. We’re determined that tomorrow’s energy solutions leave no behind.   

How does Ashden help?

A problem as huge as the climate emergency demands systemic change – a whole new energy ecosystem. That’s what we’re working towards.

We give innovators a unique platform, first through our Ashden Awards. This annual ceremony attracts international media coverage and has featured speakers such as Al Gore and HRH The Prince of Wales. Beyond the ceremony, we offer year-round networking events, masterclasses, and the tailored connections that help our winners blossom.

We share their cutting-edge ideas at conferences and through reports and toolkits. This delivers on-the-ground insights to investors, governments, international bodies and others with the power to address the climate emergency.

We introduce them to local policy makers, investors and financiers to help them grow, and provide them with a platform to share their expertise. 

If you would like to donate to help Ashden in their mission for a zero carbon world, please choose one of the options below: