We are an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit cofounded in 1982 by Amory Lovins, RMI's chairman emeritus and chief scientist. RMI now has approximately 180 full-time staff, annual operations of $42 million, and a global reach and reputation.
RMI engages businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. We employ rigorous research, analysis, and whole-systems expertise to develop breakthrough insights. We then convene and collaborate with diverse partnersbusiness, government, academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, and militaryto accelerate and scale solutions.
LASTING IMPACT: We are accountable to have impact and deliver it through teamwork and external collaboration. Our work and reputation rest on three legs: quality, integrity, and independence.
BOLD INNOVATION: We encourage and support entrepreneurship and business building. We foster creativity and innovation.
UNRIVALED TEAM: We attract, motivate, develop, and retain the best group of diverse people. We combine humility in our behavior with boldness in our strategic thinking.
EFFECTIVE FRUGALITY: We use our resources thoughtfully and transparently. We promote a healthy balance between work and personal life.
Globally, the demand for fossil fuels is still strong, even as the severe impacts of climate change grow clearer. Policy and advocacy are struggling and can't succeed on their own. That is why we're transforming industries to radically reduce carbon emissions and helping nations to develop sustainably.
Industry and business are best placed to transform energy use because when markets lead, change happens at massive scale, and climate-friendly policies and politics follow. But sometimes markets need help shifting to new ways of doing business. Many cost-effective, low-carbon technologies exist today that can scale faster, and RMI is a trusted partner to make that happen in boardrooms and factory floors around the world.
RMI's approach is to THINK bigger, DO boldly, and SCALE globally. We apply rigorous research, analysis, and whole-systems expertise to unlock market-based solutions that can be replicated and implemented now. We demonstrate these solutions in the real-world, then we design and develop mechanisms to scale these solutions at the rate required to meet the climate challenge head-on. We don't do it alone. With philanthropic support, we convene and collaborate with diverse partnersbusiness, government, academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, and militaryto accelerate and scale solutions that tackle the toughest long-term problems.
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