Gift Acceptance Policy

The Climate Center will solicit and accept support only when such support advances its mission.

To maintain its independence and objectivity, The Climate Center seeks to identify any areas where there may be real or perceived conflicts of interest or where The Climate Center’s mission, program, projects, and independence could be compromised.

The Climate Center recognizes that corporations, as profit-centered entities, have obligations to their shareholders, boards, and employees to be viable. The Climate Center also recognizes that companies support the nonprofit sector not only to contribute to the common good, but also with the aim of benefiting their companies. Given these realities as well as legal and ethical considerations, The Climate Center is willing to accept support from companies in ways that will benefit the supporting companies while enabling The Climate Center to better achieve its mission without compromising its principles.

A copy of this Gift Acceptance Policy will be delivered to companies and any other supporters for which it may be appropriate prior to accepting their gifts, effective on the date The Climate Center board approves this policy.

Approved by the board March 20, 2017