ND-GAIN issues call for applications for Corporate Adaptation Award

Author: William G. Gilroy



The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) at the University of Notre Dame is accepting applications for the ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Award, an annual award for contributions to awareness, science or action in creating resilience to corporate change.

This year, the ND-GAIN Prize will be awarded to a multinational corporation working with local partners to decrease climate-related vulnerability and improve readiness. The winning corporate project also will have a measurable impact in a country ranked below 60 on the ND-GAIN Index and will focus on such areas as food security, water access, coastal protection, ecosystem services, human habitats, human health or other climate-related vulnerability.

Applications should be submitted no later than Oct. 21 (Monday) via the online form at goo.gl/gMiDf1. Applications will be reviewed by ND-GAIN’s advisory board and semifinalists will be contacted by the ND-GAIN team in late October.

Award winners will be featured at the invitation-only ND-GAIN annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Dec. 11-12 (Wednesday-Thursday).

GAIN was founded in 2010 as the world’s first private sector-led, nonprofit organization created to save lives and improve livelihoods in developing countries by promoting adaptation solutions. ND-GAIN moved to Notre Dame from Washington, D.C., in April of this year. It is the world’s leading index showing which countries are best prepared to deal with national security risks, droughts, superstorms and other natural disasters climate change can cause.

The GAIN Index is the first of its kind to measure a country’s vulnerability to climate change and other global forces, as well as its readiness to accept private and public sector investment in adaptation.

Contact: Joyce Coffee, 574-807-9322, joyce.coffee@gain.org

Originally published by William G. Gilroy at news.nd.edu on October 04, 2013.