Building a climate resilient future

Working with our partners to build a future in which people and the planet are resilient to the impacts of climate change


Four billion people worldwide are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and urgently need solutions to prepare, adapt and build resilience. Without solutions, 130 million people may fall back into poverty due to climate change impacts, erasing decades of hard-earning development gains. Resilience solutions are quickly becoming a basic demand for populations who are most exposed. However, existing tools designed to help them understand and prepare for climate risks, and to bounce back from climate shocks, aren’t as effective as they need to be due to cost and access barriers. We believe that private sector innovation in digital services is key to unlocking affordable access to these solutions.

We work with thought leaders across the climate resilience tech space to develop solutions that can address the needs of climate vulnerable communities while contributing to growing climate-positive economies.


We are working to catalyze innovation for a climate-resilient future.

Our approach has three interconnected pillars: launching new climate resilience ventures, investing in and accelerating startups, and working closely with partners to develop vibrant innovation ecosystems to address these urgent challenges.

1. Launching new climate resilience ventures

Our venture launcher program Triggering Exponential Climate Action (TECA) works with talented and promising entrepreneurs to create and launch bold new companies to solve pressing climate challenges. Learn more.

2. Investing in and accelerating climate resilience startups 

The Catalyst Fund is our VC fund and accelerator, backing high-impact startups building tech solutions for a climate resilient future. Our team of investors and venture builders support founders in their journey to scale. Learn more.

3. Growing the climate resilience innovation ecosystem

BFA Global is the Secretariat of the Climate Innovation for Adaptation and Resilience (CIFAR) Alliance, a global effort between leading organizations to advance innovative and inclusive tech solutions for the climate resilience of vulnerable people and the planet. Learn more.

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