Addressing the nexus between the climate crisis and people living in poverty
Recognizing that people living in poverty are disproportionately vulnerable to the climate crisis, Miller Center focuses on solutions that most directly address the nexus between environmental disasters and vulnerability among the world’s poor. We support social enterprises focused on reducing disaster risk and/or mitigating and adapting to the climate crisis to improve lives and alleviate poverty. Our specific sectors of focus include climate-smart agriculture, safe water, and clean energy access through social entrepreneurship to help communities build climate resilience and architect their own futures.
About our 2021 Cohort
We are working with enterprises that
- Have an impact in one or more of the following six countries
- Are focused on innovations that address the poor, who suffer disproportionately from climate change in the areas of:
- Energy — providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy
- Water — ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation
- Climate-Smart Agriculture — implementing sustainable food production systems and resilient agricultural practices to increase productivity and production
- Are focused on creating social impact for people living in poverty
- Lead a for-profit, non-profit, or hybrid organization with a clear commitment to and a pathway toward an earned revenue model with the potential for scale
- Have been in operation for one or more years
- Have a minimum of US$50K in revenue
- Have a minimum of 3+ FTE
- Are willing to commit 3-6 hours per week to complete program deliverables and work with mentors online
- Program Kickoff: June 17, 2020
- Program Close: January 2022
As a leading energy company in the Asia-Pacific region, Chevron provides affordable, reliable, and ever-cleaner energy for millions of people. We create local economic opportunity, contribute to the energy security of the region’s nations, and strive to empower people to meet their full potential. We are active in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Thailand. With some of the most productive and long-established energy basins in the world, we are applying human ingenuity and advanced technology to develop major capital projects, increase production from mature fields and explore for new energy resources.
In early 2020, Miller Center in partnership with Chevron and Smart Power Myanmar launched our first-ever pilot focused on Mini-Grid developers who are improving energy access for rural and off-grid communities in Myanmar.