The Trustees’ main areas of interest are:
- Literacy – to help improve the effectiveness of literacy teaching in primary and secondary education for children with learning difficulties, including dyslexia, and for ex-offenders or those at risk of offending.
- Social and cultural change towards more sustainable lifestyles – creative approaches that visualise a sustainable future in positive ways, innovative economic models that support sustainable lifestyles, and the role of the broadcast media in communicating about climate change and sustainability.
- Environment projects in Africa, especially community-based agriculture initiatives, which aim to help people help themselves in an environmentally sustainable way
The Trust works closely with the Ashden Trust and the Mark Leonard Trust on the Climate Change Collaboration, which supports projects seeking to reduce CO2 emissions quickly. The aim is to find ways to accelerate progress towards a low carbon society. Trustees require projects to work together to share their learning with each other and with key stakeholders.
The Trust is also a strong supporter of Divest Invest, which calls on investors – from sovereign wealth funds to institutional endowments and retirement fund holders – to divest from the fossil fuel industries and invest instead in climate solutions