In programmes across five key sectors, clean air, water, living oceans, finance for nature and wildlife trade, ADMCF contributes to climate action and biodiversity protection. We initiate each programme with research to identify the specific challenges and needed systemic change then establish action plans that target our objectives.

We convene and collaborate with partners to achieve the desired impact and since effective communication is critical to changing attitudes and enhancing understanding, media is key. We see philanthropy can help Asia toward a ‘business unusual” approach to low-carbon growth. Climate change is the existential challenge of our time. The 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report indicates that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are at historically high levels and “extremely likely” to be the dominant cause of changes to our climate.

Clearly, major shifts in consumption patterns, technology and regulation must drive the needed reductions in GHG emissions. At the same time, we must build resilience in our communities.


Where we see an environmental challenge that is not being addressed, we initiate and incubate initiatives to fill gaps or provide support to a new effort created by others. We believe that philanthropy is in the unique position of being able to take risk to foster change.


We see that partnerships and alliances are everything as we and others confront the environmental consequences of two decades of dramatic growth in Asia. It is only working in alliances that we can help remedy the environmental challenges brought by serving as “factory to the world”, as populations became more affluent and urbanised, changing dramatically how they consume.