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Startup Recruiting Fund at Winrock International invests in AI electromagnetic spectrum technology company

April 24, 2024

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ─ The Startup Recruiting Fund at Winrock International ─ the first not-for-profit, evergreen fund aimed at recruiting high-growth startups to Arkansas ─ has announced an investment in Xtremis, an AI electromagnetic spectrum technology company that was spun-out of Vanderbilt University in 2021 through the Civil Military Innovation Institute, Defense Innovation Incubator. Proceeds from […]

Errin Stanger to step down as director of Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

March 6, 2024

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – MARCH 6, 2024 – Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub Director Errin Stanger is departing the organization after serving 10 years in various leadership positions at the community makerspace in Argenta. “Errin has done an incredible job during her decade at the Hub,” said Winrock’s Acting President and CEO Joyjit Deb Roy. […]

World’s first carbon credits issued for plugging orphaned oil and gas wells

January 17, 2024

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – ACR, an enterprise of Winrock International, announced today the first issuance of carbon credits from plugging orphaned oil and gas wells. Women-led Rebellion Energy Solutions generated the credits by plugging six orphaned wells in its Oklahoma Heartland Methane Abatement & Land Restoration Project. In 2023, ACR published the world’s first methodology […]

Winrock joins new Jurisdictional REDD+ Technical Assistance Partnership Announced at COP28

December 20, 2023

This news release was originally issued Dec. 8, 2023 on DUBAI — The formation of a new Jurisdictional REDD+ Technical Assistance Partnership, JTAP, was announced today at COP28. The initial group of partner organizations, Conservation International, Climate Law and Policy, Environmental Defense Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Winrock International’s Ecosystem Services Unit, are actively seeking […]

Winrock joins consortium to help mobilize finance to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation

December 8, 2023

Winrock has joined a consortium led by Ricardo that will deliver the UK Technical Assistance Programme for LEAF, aimed at helping governments mobilize finance for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation: a major global driver of climate change. Ricardo, a global strategic environmental and engineering consulting company, is leading the consortium, which will deliver […]
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Innovative carbon finance strategy pays for active forest conservation

December 1, 2023

This story was originally published on A new methodology released today by ACR at Winrock International offers an innovative avenue to conserve and enhance forestlands in the United States.  Every year, the U.S. loses nearly three million acres (1.2 million hectares) of forest to other land uses, negatively affecting wildlife and water quality and […]

Statement from ACR and ART on Mary Grady’s appointment to the ICVCM board

October 23, 2023

Mary Grady, the Executive Director of ACR and the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART), has been appointed to the governing board of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM). ICVCM is an independent body setting thresholds for the voluntary carbon market, which is working to promote positive, scalable climate impact. The ICVCM board […]

Winrock International’s Multicultural Business Xcellerator (MBX) champions inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship in Arkansas

October 19, 2023

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ─ Winrock International is excited to introduce the Multicultural Business Xcellerator (MBX), an initiative supported by the Walton Family Foundation aimed at promoting inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship in Arkansas. MBX will target ten companies in its first cohort – five from Arkansas and five from outside the state. Cohort members will participate […]

Judy Weishar named Winrock International’s new Chief Financial Officer

June 23, 2023

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. ─ Winrock International is pleased to announce Judy Weishar as its new Chief Financial Officer. Weishar, who was promoted to CFO effective July 1, 2023, from her position as Winrock’s acting institutional controller, has more than 15 years of experience in international development finance and compliance. She previously taught accounting and related […]
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Final United States and Jamaica annual bilateral dialogue under the Child Protection Compact Partnership

June 1, 2023

The United States and Jamaican government officials, along with implementing partners the International Organization for Migration and Warnath Group, convened for the final bilateral dialogue under the United States-Jamaica Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, a jointly developed plan signed by both governments in May 2018.  The dialogue focused on shared accomplishments, challenges, and how to […]
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