Testimonial The IKEA Foundation

“The IKEA Foundation cares for people and planet. If we are going to take care of ourselves, we have to take care of the ecosystem we live in. We need to ensure the food we produce is regenerating resources rather than depleting them and the landscapes we live in provide economic opportunities for all to thrive. We strongly believe that Commonland’s 4 Returns on investment in landscapes are key to  achieving this. Their approach not only helps restore degraded lands and dwindling economies, it also helps build the resilience of communities that are threatened by the effects of climate change. That’s why we support Commonland to develop the tools, evidence and networks that help people restore their landscapes in a way that brings economic, social and ecological returns, as well as a return of inspiration.


I was thrilled to be part of a meeting that brought Commonland together with one of our other partners at the Foundation, the Red  Cross. We discussed how to deliver 4 Returns in landscapes under climatological stress and help decrease the risk of high-impact disasters. We are proud to partner with Commonland, as they actively seek allies and synergies to build the movement and drive systemic change. Their work is a great source of hope that together we can build a better future for all.“

– Per Heggenes, CEO IKEA Foundation