Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative's Climate Change Mitigation And Sustainability Work

  • Amount
    $750,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/19/2018
  • Term
    10 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Strategies
Overview
The MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative aims to limit global warming emissions to protect the planet from the worst effects of human-induced climate change, and promote human prosperity and health around the world. One leverage point in reducing emissions is the re-allocation of capital. This work will provide information on financial institution carbon intensity that would be relevant to organizations in the United States; it will inform the following decisions: choice of investment targets for capital, choice of insurance companies for a range of business insurance services, choice of banks, and choice of investment options for employees in 401(k) retirement plans.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for a project to expand J-PAL’s existing efforts in East and West Africa  
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded on the belief that anti-poverty programs can be made more effective - thus creating positive change in the lives of the poor - if policymakers have access to rigorous scientific evidence on what works and the capacities to apply it. This grant will support J-PAL's efforts to deepen its work in East and West Africa. Specifically, J-PAL plans to (a) build partnerships with select African governments, multilateral donors, research centers, and universities; (b) expand collaborations between East and West African scholars and J-PAL's research affiliates; and (c) support major development actors in Africa to incorporate evidence into the design of large programs. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking)

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