Winrock believes in the power of great ideas — and the social entrepreneurs who make them a reality. We help small farmers, technology innovators and others share knowledge, establish standards, form networks, find funding and connect with strategic partners.
Winrock has long recognized the threat posed by climate change. The American Carbon Registry (ACR), founded in 1996 and operated by Winrock, is dedicated to the belief that markets are the most effective tools to tackle climate change. As such, ACR has developed transparent and science-based methodologies to incentivize carbon reductions in agriculture, transportation and other industries. ACR is also a partner in assuring that California’s landmark Cap-and-Trade Program can manage, verify and credit carbon offsets effectively.