It is time for some action!
Organize a Baltic Sea day and a fundraising at your school.
Owner of the permit: Foundation for a Living Baltic Sea
Number of the permit: RA/2016/521
Permit time-frame and area: The permit is valid from 01.11.2016 to 31.10.2021 throughout Finland with the exception of Åland.
Ålandsbanken, Bulevardi, Helsinki
FI20 6601 0001 0935 66
FI71 6601 0001 0682 04
It has been estimated that restoration of the Baltic Sea will cost billions of euros. The foundation for a Living Baltic Sea, better known as the Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG), has since 2008 aspired to find effective means to speed up the recovery of the Baltic Sea.
One of our tools to save the Baltic Sea is called the Baltic Sea Commitment. A Commitment is an act or a process with a positive impact on the Baltic Sea. We have gathered over 250 Commitments, from Heads of state to small companies, to join our cause. We could never have been able to start and execute over 250 Baltic Sea projects or activities in ten years by ourselves.
Over the last few years BSAG has also started projects of our own to speed up the Baltic Sea work. These include e.g. Carbon Action -pilot project and Nutrient cycling business ecosystem. In addition to the Baltic Sea Commitment and projects, we work in several different ways to help the Baltic Sea. More about our actions here.
BSAG’s action model, which is mainly based on leverage, is hard to measure through traditional indicators that usually follow the portion of administrative costs in project expenses. This portion is rather large in BSAG’s activities since the core of our know-how is to activate actors and find new solutions through administrative activities.
Through us, a benefactor can enable significant processes with a relatively small donation. In order to gather more important actors for our Baltic Sea work, we need funds for reasonable salaries and to run the day-to-day activities at the office. Almost everything else needed we try to acquire from companies as Commitments, in other words they have helped the helper.
We want to be open about our activities to our benefactors and our annual report is available in Finnish on the website. Our financial statement is available on request and provides information on how our expenses are divided among different Baltic Sea solution areas.
As stated in the Foundations Act, BSAG’s Board decides on the allocation of the foundation’s funds and thus a donor cannot influence BSAG’s activities. Fundraising follows best practices and guidelines and we aim to keep our benefactors informed e.g. through BSAG’s newsletter.