# The planet is in crisis and NPOs need to both adapt internally, and step up and play a part as catalysts for change. This is the opinion of the executive director of Inyathelo, Nazeema Mohamed. The organisation works to strengthen communities. She says risk assessment, responsible investing, and strategic planning will position NPOs to contribute in a meaningful way. She advised leaders to inform and educate staff, managers and board members on the impact of climate change. She says NPOs should take purposeful environmental action to empower their organisations.