As corporations continue to leverage the important nexus between their humanitarian and environmental work through climate resilience projects in emerging economies, all should take note of the ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Prize. Past winners of the prize include PepsiCo, Ushahidi, Monsanto and Engineers Without Borders.
This year’s winners – both multinational and local corporations working with nonprofits – will demonstrate meaningful impacts in an emerging economy that decrease vulnerabilities and increase readiness by enhancing food security, water and sanitation access, coastal protection, ecosystem services, human habitats, infrastructure resiliency, or human health.
Project applications will be judged on their measurable adaptation impact, scalability (relative within their category — multinational or local corporations) and market impact.
The judges for this year’s prize will include retired Brig. Gen. Stephen Cheney, USMC, CEO, American Security Project; Loren Labovitch, director of finance, investment and trade, Millennium Challenge Corporation; Amy Luers, climate change director, Skoll Global Threats Fund; Jesus Madrazo, International Corporate Affairs Lead, Monsanto Company; Danielle Merfeld, global technology director, GE; Raj Rajan, RD&E vice president and global sustainability tech leader, Ecolab Inc.; and Carolyn Woo, chief executive officer and president, Catholic Relief Services.
The simple six question application is due in August and winners will be announced at an award’s event at Climate Week New York and to the media in September.