Addressing the root causes of climate change

Yes, in my backyard
New economy
Challenging the status quo of mainstream economics
Sustainable finance
Using “exit lists” to move the financial sector in Europe and the US away from fossil fuels
Sustainable behaviour
Stopping greenwashing by engaging with the advertising industry
Sustainable behaviour
Using the law to hold companies accountable for greenwashing

Programme areas

Humanity is facing unprecedented risks caused by climate change and environmental degradation. The unsustainable production and consumption patterns of modern societies, and especially the dependency on fossil fuels, is changing our climate and damaging our eco-systems at an extraordinary scale and pace. KR Foundation seeks to tackle these challenges through four areas of work:


Sustainable Finance

Keeping fossil fuels in the ground
Extraction, production, and consumption of fossil fuels are the primary causes of climate change and environmental degradation.

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Sustainable Behaviour

Mainstreaming low-emission living
Most societies consume way more resources than the planet can regenerate.

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Climate Communication

Climate change communication is pivotal to creating public support for impactful policies, bringing about large scale behavioural change and galvanising new movements.

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New Economy

The current economic system is not equipped to meet today’s challenges of climate change and the degradation of biodiversity and ecosystems.

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KR Foundation in Denmark

In 2021, KR Foundation expanded its grant making in Denmark and is currently funding civil society organisations working to accelerate the green transition. We primarily focus on projects that aim to increase public  engagement and advance new economic thinking. We collaborate with other Danish foundations to support these agendas and help accelerate ambitious climate action.

Read more about the programme here.