Driven by the critical need to find immediate, scalable solutions to address the widespread and intensifying consequences of climate change—threatening our families and communities, natural ecosystems, economic development, and political stability—the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) set out to reach one billion people with resilience solutions by 2030.
With the convening power of the Atlantic Council and the vision and support from our founders Adrienne Arsht and The Rockefeller Foundation, Arsht-Rock builds individual and community resilience in the face of climate impacts.
In the years since we launched the center in 2019, we have been committed to enabling individuals, communities, and institutions to prepare for, navigate, and recover from natural and human-caused shocks and stressors, both expected and those not yet imagined. Leveraging the expertise of our cross-disciplinary team, our global network of partners, and collaboration with policymakers at all levels, we take bold action to improve lives, reduce inequity, and increase human security.
We believe a better future is possible. While climate change is a challenge, it is also an opportunity to invest in our communities and drive change at scale. By collectively creating integrated, inclusive, and multi-benefit solutions, we can make an impact on people’s lives, health, and livelihoods for generations to come.
Ms. Arsht spearheaded the creation of the Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience at The Atlantic Council. In 2019, the center was renamed the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center with the $30 million Rockefeller Foundation gift that she matched.
The foundation of our work is a steadfast commitment to core values, captured in our governing principles.
We know that our success is rooted in our diverse team, fellows, partners, communities, and the leaders with whom we work—each playing a specific role in accelerating progress towards reaching one billion people with resilience solutions. We put people, their health, and wellbeing first, and believe the success of our work will follow. Our culture is driven by trust, integrity, transparency, and leadership that empowers innovation, openness, and excellence.
Our team works with a dual sense of urgency and optimism. We recognize that meaningful change requires sustained investment over time in people and places that are most susceptible to the intersecting threats our societies face. For this reason, we focus on the most vulnerable among us—those affected by racial, social, and economic inequality—and work where we are invited, where we can make the most impact, and where our work can be scaled.
Our gender policy
We recognize our responsibility to ensure that our work affords equal treatment, benefits, obligations, and opportunities to individuals of all gender identities. Our Center is committed to addressing the unequal and gendered impacts of climate change and related shocks and stresses through our work. We commit to addressing the challenges of marginalized peoples and experiences through our work. Our team is dedicated to achieving gender equality and equity through the implementation of gender mainstreaming in our programmatic functions, as well as in internal and external operations and communications. We equally encourage that our partners, collaborators, and funder uphold the same principles of gender equality and equity.
Our emissions offset travel policy
We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, limiting travel when feasible. When our work requires travel, we offset unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions to support the transition to a low-carbon sustainable future.