A joint venture of Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and New Energy Nexus, Third Derivative (D3) is a vertically integrated engine for climate innovation. We combine a next-generation accelerator, committed venture capital, a curated ecosystem of global corporations, and unparalleled market, regulatory, and policy insights. We are mission driven and market focused. Rising to the climate crisis challenge is a once-in-a-generation, trillion-dollar economic opportunity. That’s why we were founded with purpose: to find, fund, hone, and scale the most-promising technologies to achieve larger, faster reductions in global carbon emissions. We work to make the world better, not from some airy theoretical hope, but in the pragmatic and grounded conviction that acting out of hope can cultivate a different kind of world worth being hopeful about. Third Derivative’s pragmatic, integrative way of deploying innovative climate technologies faster perpetuates the ‘applied hope’ that the world needs more of right now.