At Cornell Atkinson, we leverage our Innovation for Impact Fund to build partnerships with non-profits, companies, and government agencies to catalyze solutions for the most critical sustainability challenges. We seek to influence the policies, practices, products, and opinions that shape our future by leveraging Cornell’s sustainability research portfolio in collaboration with partners who are on the front lines of Climate, Energy, Food, and One Health.
The Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation (CPIC) is a global, multi-stakeholder initiative focused on enabling conditions that support a material increase in private, return-seeking investments in conservation. Founded by Cornell, Credit Suisse, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy, CPIC has grown to 85+ members.
EY is a multinational professional services partnership striving to build a better working world for all. They provide insights and services to help create long-term value for clients, people, and society, and to build trust in the capital markets. Cornell Atkinson is collaborating with EY, Microsoft, and NASA as the academic partner for EY’s 2023 Open Science Data Challenge. Cornell Atkinson provided scientific expertise and strategic guidance to define the current challenge on food security in Vietnam.
Cornell Atkinson is a member of Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, which facilitates connections and collaborations among diverse stakeholders along agricultural value chains. The center is an active member of the Innovative Finance workgroup and has contributed to numerous Field to Market discussions on tools for measuring and verifying agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.
The Great Lakes Protection Fund (GLPF) is partnering with Cornell Atkinson to support their mission to identify, demonstrate and promote regional action to enhance the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. A three-year grant from GLPF supports a research team led by Cornell Atkinson with the aim of assessing and co-creating new financial tools to finance regenerative agriculture in the Great Lakes region.
Resources for the Future (RFF) is an independent, nonprofit research institution in Washington, DC that works to improve environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. Cornell Atkinson has partnered with RFF to host a number of events featuring expert panels as part of an Issues in Carbon Farming series.
Cornell Atkinson works with faculty from across the University to provide Oxfam with research-based evidence, insights, and guidance as needed, contributing specifically to Oxfam’s programs on increasing farmer income, building sustainable and just food systems, and developing national energy solutions. Current projects include novel research and programming on environmental, sustainability, and governance (ESG) ratings for companies, as well as advocacy programs on sustainable energy solutions.
Cornell is a member of The Sustainability Consortium, a global non-profit organization transforming the consumer goods industry to deliver more sustainable consumer products.