Latest Matter of Impact Issues


Sep 16 2022
Matter of Impact
Stubbornly Optimistic About Progress
The world will never meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on time if climate change continues unabated at this rate. But we are stubbornly optimistic about progress. Why? The …

JUNE 2022

Jun 28 2022
Matter of Impact
The Urgency of Equity
The Rockefeller Foundation aims to center equity in all its work. But we know equity is not only one thing: it looks different in different populations--for instance, broadening access, elevating voice, …

MARCH 2022

Mar 31 2022
Matter of Impact
Accelerating Transformation for a Gender-Equal Future
While women and girls have disproportionately paid the costs of the crises engulfing our economies and societies – like the pandemic, climate change, and financial downturns – they have also …



JUNE 2021

Jun 09 2021
Matter of Impact
Can Technology Be Optimized for Equity and Opportunity?
Companies use detailed behavioral information every day to direct products and services to individuals. What if this approach were applied to maximize social good instead of private revenue? This quarter’s Matter …

MARCH 2021

Mar 25 2021
Matter of Impact
Making Opportunity Universal
The binding theme of our Q1/2021 Matter of Impact goes to the heart of what The Rockefeller Foundation has always been about: Making individual opportunity universal. In everything the Foundation does, …



Nov 23 2020
Matter of Impact
Powering a Green and Equitable Recovery
We know there is no going back to some pre-Covid-19 version of normal. This is a time to reimagine the future to assure it aligns better with our values.  The …


Sep 09 2020
Matter of Impact
The Way Forward: Gender Equity by Design
In the quiet of their homes, women are shouldering a staggering increase in unpaid labor and caretaking springing from the Covid-19 crisis, while facing a spike in domestic violence. They …