ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI)
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. In the climate impacts and adaptation arena, ICF is assisting its clients through scientific, economic, technical, and policy analyses, and the development and implementation of risk management strategies. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) was established in 1959 to support the process of economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is the main source of multilateral financing to the region with a total capital of more than $170 billion. Current lending priorities include initiatives on Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, Water and Sanitation and Education. The IDB Group, comprising IDB, the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), provides solutions to development challenges by partnering with governments, companies, and civil society organizations, thus reaching its clients ranging from central governments to city authorities and businesses.
NCAR conducts wide-ranging, collaborative research in chemistry, climate, weather, the Sun and its effects on the Earth, and the interactions of human society with the environment. NCAR also provides a broad array of tools and technologies to the scientific community, including state-of-the-art instrumentation, research aircraft, supercomputing, and technical support to advance the study of Earth's atmosphere.
Noblis, a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization, helps clients solve complex scientific, systems, process, and infrastructure problems in the areas of environmental sustainability, national security, transportation, healthcare, and enterprise transformation. Noblis' Center for Sustainability applies expertise in systems engineering, analytics, and modeling and simulation in the areas of sustainability planning, climate change adaptation, and environmental stewardship. Noblis' work is helping transition our nation into a new era of energy independence and increased resilience in a carbon constrained world.
U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) coordinates and integrates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society. The USGCRP began as a presidential initiative in 1989 and was mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-606), which called for "a comprehensive and integrated United States research program which will assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change." The USGCRP is steered by the Subcommittee on Global Change Research, composed of thirteen participating departments and agencies, under the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, overseen by the Executive Office of the President, and facilitated by an Integration and Coordination Office, which is administered by UCAR.
UCAR is a nonprofit consortium of 75 universities dedicated to understanding the atmosphere and the complex processes that make up the Earth system, from the ocean floor to the Sun's core. UCAR manages NCAR on behalf of the National Science Foundation and the university community. It also provides real-time weather data; digital library services; training for forecasters, hydrologists, and other professionals; field research support; and other services through the UCAR Community Programs.