Soneva Foundation

The Soneva Foundation supports the development of projects that have a positive environmental, social and economic impact. 

 Wherever possible, the Soneva Foundation uses impact investing principles, seeking to recover outlays through carbon finance, which in turn will be fed back into projects to help extend the reach and benefits to more families.  

You can buy carbon credits to fund our continued distribution of fuel-efficient cook stoves to improve the lives of families in Myanmar. 

Soneva Foundation’s Projects

Myanmar Stoves Campaign

The Myanmar Stoves Campaign is the first Gold Standard certified carbon project in Myanmar that distributes fuel efficient cook stoves to thousands of families. Each stove saves 2.5 tonnes of wood per year and reduces air pollution by 80 percent – improving the health and safety of the whole community.
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Myanmar Mangrove Restoration 

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Forest Restoration 

The Soneva Foundation started forest restoration in Thailand in 2011 and has since expanded to Mozambique, Nepal and the Philippines. These projects will restore 4,000 hectares of natural forest by planting 5.2 million trees from a variety of native species by 2025.
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Hornbill Reintroduction

The Soneva Foundation, in collaboration with the Hornbill Research Foundation, is spearheading the reintroduction of hornbills to Koh Kood in Thailand, a species that faced extinction on the island approximately 40 years ago.
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Coral Restoration

Soneva Foundation Coral Restoration aims to restore precious coral reef ecosystems, establishing a thriving coral restoration hub in the Maldives. To execute this vision, the Soneva Foundation is operating the largest coral restoration facility in the Indian Ocean, equipped with both in-situ and ex-situ capabilities.
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Action Against Hunger

Childhood malnutrition, a grave health concern, looms as a potentially fatal threat. In this critical battle, the Soneva Foundation works with global humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger UK to fight hunger and malnutrition.
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Clean Water Projects 

The Soneva Foundation has funded over 500 projects in 53 countries that provide access to clean water or basic sanitation services to over 750,000 people worldwide. One of the many Soneva Foundation funded projects is a partnership with Water Charity to deliver safe and clean drinking water and improved sanitation to villages in Senegal, West Africa.
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Soneva Namoona

Soneva Namoona is a Maldivian NGO, supported by the Soneva Foundation, working to empower zero waste communities. It engages with 22 islands in various stages of adopting sustainable waste management.
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Thailand Reforestation

Deforestation is responsible for around 11% of global carbon emissions. Forests sequester or store carbon mainly in trees and soil, making them a sink. Restoring forests is an important solution to reverse climate change and improve biodiversity. The Soneva Foundation supports projects that restore the natural forest by planting a variety of native species.
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SLOW LIFE Symposium 

The SLOW LIFE Symposium gathered the best scientists, philanthropists, business leaders and policy makers for three days of problem-solving around the most pressing sustainability challenges and opportunities facing humanity.
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Soneva Dialogue

Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS) is an initiative resulting from a series of Keystone Dialogues between scientists and seafood companies. The SeaBOS initiative follows the hypothesis that a small minority of powerful actors can influence a majority of smaller actors.
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About the Soneva Foundation

The Soneva Foundation a registered charity in the UK with registration number 1138811. 


The Trustees are Sonu Shivdasani, Eva Malmstrom Shivdasani, and Bruce Bromley. The Secretary of the Soneva Foundation is Arnfinn Oines. 


Email: [email protected]
Address: 6 O-NES Tower, 10th Floor, Soi 6, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110, Thailand


If you would like to donate to the Soneva Foundation, kindly get in touch with us and we will facilitate this.

Impact Investing

We are constantly looking for partners to work with. To make a greater impact we are interested in investments in our existing and potentially new projects. For some projects we can look at investment options where we are able to recover funds invested either in full or partially. If you are interested kindly contact us and we will discuss options. 

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