Aim Hi Earth, plus the Hillary Institute, and FFTF’s “Growing Our Future” Webinar
Aim Hi Earth, the Hillary Institute, FFTF’s “Growing Our Future” Webinar
AIM HI EARTH
Aimhi.Earth is, according to its website, a living network of curious minds. Its team is made up of specialists in science, education, technology, communication and design. It’s a sustainability training company built on two premises. The first premise is that corporations and their investors recognize companies have a duty of care to be more sustainable, and the second is most have zero expertise on how to make those companies sustainable.
Aim Hi Earth’s mission is to provide a full understanding of the full picture of the climate crisis—and the nature crisis—to everybody, to help accelerate nature-centric decision making. It does this by presenting curated, live online climate training as well as educational videos, too for companies or for individuals. Hosts for their work include Olympic athletes, TV personalities, and as this is a British-based company, members of the British Parliament, too. These trainings take place in 1-4 modules covering up to eight topics—ecology, pollution, economics, business, psychology, communications, solutions and actions.
It’s even possible for a company to offer certification for their employees who complete Aim Hi Earth courses. Why does Aim Hi Earth matter to us? According to at least one survey, 94% of Gen-Z (Generation Green New Deal) believe companies need to address critical issues like climate change. 81% of Millennials feel the same, as well as expecting public corporations to commit to addressing it through corporate governance. Aim Hi Earth is one that teaches corporations how to turn their employees into sustainability experts and climate champions. Here’s hoping is soon but one of many.
THE HILLARY INSTITUTE
According to its website, the mission of the Hillary Institute, founded by Sir Edmund Hillary in 2007, is to recognize, reward and nurture great leaders currently in play, who will provide answers to such challenges as climate change, poverty, disease, peace and justice. It does that by searching the globe annually for exceptional mid-career leaders, and providing them with prestigious recognition and ongoing celebration of their work by making them Hillary Laureates. Every four years, it awards the Hillary Step to the project of one special individual where direct support from the Institute may enable a significant hurdle to be overcome in the chosen topic area. It’s valued at 100,000NZD.
The Hillary Step is named after the final, almost vertical, 40-foot cliff face that Hillary and Tenzing Norgay scaled to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The phrase “Hillary Step” is a metaphor for the challenges that innovative leaders must endure. Hillary Laureates are united by exceptional mid-career leadership, impact at scale, and a deep sense of social and environmental purpose driving their work. The idea behind Hillary Laureates is to inspire all of us to rise to our full potential to work in service of planet Earth.
It’s based on the idea that Sir Edmund Hillary’s first successful summit of Mt. Everest by humans in 1953—along with Sherpa mountaineer, Tenzing Norgay—inspired many around the world to rise to their full potential. There have been 11 Hillary Laureates named since the award’s inception in 2009. The most recent being Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakete—who we’ve featured here on The Climate Daily. She became a Hillary Laureate in 2022.
FFTF “GROWING OUR FUTURE” WEBINAR
The Forum for the Future is a London-based international sustainability non-profit. It specializes in addressing critical global challenges exacerbating climate change. Its particular niche is in convening collaborations. FFTF recently determined that The regenerative agriculture transformation in the United States is highly dynamic right now. So it convened a collaboration and posed these questions to 135 US organizations across the food and agriculture system, “Are you ready for the deeper challenges that rewiring our food system will bring? And with volatility and uncertainty increasing in agriculture markets, how are actors across the food system keeping on course toward creating a more restorative and resilient future? And how to make the system more equitable and economically prosperous?
Those questions and more were answered in a recent webinar entitled, “Growing Our Future: What’s Next for Regenerative Agriculture in the United States?” Check out the link to the webinar in the Deeper Dive section of this story at theclimate.org/episodes to stream. The webinar shares the latest insights on how this community has catalyzed ambitious action – from farming communities to agricultural producers to retailers and brands.
Why does this FFTF’s Growing Our Future webinar matter to us? The webinar explores the latest thinking on what’s needed to drive shifts in markets, finance and policy, and shines a light on how your regenerative transformation could support social as well as environmental outcomes. Growing Our Future is 90 minutes well spent.