Dear Friends, Partners and Colleagues,
We are excited to announce that the Center for Entrepreneurship in International Health and Development (CEIHD) has changed its name to Impact Carbon!
CEIHD retains its mission, board of directors, projects, programs, grants, contracts, and legal status and is now legally “Doing Business As” (DBA) Impact Carbon. Our new website is under construction at http://www.impactcarbon.org.
This name change is a milestone marking the complete transition of CEIHD, formerly a research center at the University of California, Berkeley, with close ties to Dr. Kirk Smith’s Research Group, to an independent nonprofit organization focused on both carbon project development with social, health and environmental impact, and philanthropic field building and development.
Impact Carbon’s mission is to alleviate poverty and improve health and the environment through clean energy projects that reduce carbon emissions. We leverage carbon finance to develop and scale these projects, using the financial returns to benefit local partners and local people in the communities we serve. These projects have measurable health, social and environmental co-benefits, with emphasis on impact at scale.
Impact Carbon has a legacy of household energy expertise, successful project implementation, and a mission-driven commitment to social impact. Together with JP Morgan, Impact Carbon co-authored the pioneering Voluntary Gold Standard Cookstove Methodology and registered the first project that uses this methodology to generate rigorously verified carbon offsets with social co-benefits.
Impact Carbon is currently originating and developing new projects, raising investment and philanthropic support to finance new projects, and developing and providing project management services, tools and methods for the field. We have a pipeline of new projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. With the experience gained on successful projects in Uganda, Kenya, Mali, Ghana, China and India, we seek to leverage carbon finance to rapidly scale cookstove and other micro-energy projects that provide a cost-effective opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and achieve development goals.
This is an exciting time for our organization, and we appreciate the contributions so many of you have made to help us reach this point. Thank you for your support through this transition and we look forward to continuing to work together!
Sincerely on behalf of the Impact Carbon Team,
For your records, please note our new contact information and email addresses:
182 2nd Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105
+1 415 901 0112