Think tank

Breakthrough Institute

Oakland, CA, United States

The Breakthrough Institute was founded in 2003 on the premise that the complaint-based, interest group liberalism born in the 1960s and 1970s was failing to achieve the broad social and ecological transformations America and the world need. The Breakthrough Institute's goal is to accelerate the transition to a future where all the world's inhabitants can enjoy secure, free, prosperous, and fulfilling lives on an ecologically vibrant planet. The Breakthrough Institute is a paradigm-shifting think tank committed to modernizing environmentalism for the 21st century. Our core values are integrity, imagination and audacity.

Contact details

Website:
http://thebreakthrough.org/

Address:
THE BREAKTHROUGH INSTITUTE 436 14TH STREET, SUITE 820 OAKLAND, CA 94612, USA

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Global
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
2003
Age (years)
Breakthrough Institute
 19
United States average
 39
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Ted Nordhaus | Michael Shellenberger
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Ted Nordhaus
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Ted Norhaus
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Ted Norhaus
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Breakthrough Institute
 16
United States average
 38
Global average
 89
2019
Breakthrough Institute
 16
2017
Breakthrough Institute
 134
% Female staff
2021
Breakthrough Institute
 38%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 48%
2019
Breakthrough Institute
 38%
% Female researchers
2019
Breakthrough Institute
 60%
United States average
 28%
Global average
 35%

Social

Likes (2021)
Breakthrough Institute
 8,452
United States average
 84,425
Global average
 31,388
Likes (2019)
Breakthrough Institute
 8,405
Likes (2017)
Breakthrough Institute
 7,634
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Breakthrough Institute
 18,750
United States average
 49,105
Global average
 19,804
Followers (2021)
Breakthrough Institute
 16,322
Followers (2019)
Breakthrough Institute
 13,503
Subscribers (2022)
Breakthrough Institute
 2,190
United States average
 16,682
Global average
 5,882
Subscribers (2021)
Breakthrough Institute
 2,020
Subscribers (2019)
Breakthrough Institute
 1,701
Followers (2021)
Breakthrough Institute
 562
United States average
 17,966
Global average
 14,022
Followers (2019)
Breakthrough Institute
 324
Followers (2019)
Breakthrough Institute
 1,750
United States average
 8,394
Global average
 6,399

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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