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
 20
United States average
 40
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Ted Nordhaus | Michael Shellenberger
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Ted Nordhaus
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): Ted Nordhaus
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Ted Nordhaus
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2023
Breakthrough Institute
 22
United States average
 51
Global average
 66
2021
Breakthrough Institute
 16
2019
Breakthrough Institute
 16
% Female staff
2023
Breakthrough Institute
 50%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 50%
2021
Breakthrough Institute
 38%
2019
Breakthrough Institute
 38%
% Female researchers
2019
Breakthrough Institute
 60%
United States average
 28%
Global average
 35%

Organisational performance

Publications
2022
Breakthrough Institute
 26
United States average
 60
Global average
 65

Social

Likes (2023)
Breakthrough Institute
 8,682
United States average
 67,686
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2022)
Breakthrough Institute
 8,508
Likes (2021)
Breakthrough Institute
 8,452
Twitter
Followers (2023)
Breakthrough Institute
 19,800
United States average
 50,101
Global average
 19,389
Followers (2022)
Breakthrough Institute
 18,750
Followers (2021)
Breakthrough Institute
 16,322
Subscribers (2023)
Breakthrough Institute
 2,320
United States average
 19,544
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Breakthrough Institute
 2,190
Subscribers (2021)
Breakthrough Institute
 2,020
Followers (2023)
Breakthrough Institute
 998
United States average
 15,956
Global average
 11,185
Followers (2022)
Breakthrough Institute
 928
Followers (2021)
Breakthrough Institute
 562
Followers (2023)
Breakthrough Institute
 5,011
United States average
 18,654
Global average
 12,007
Followers (2022)
Breakthrough Institute
 3,843
Followers (2019)
Breakthrough Institute
 1,750

Data notes

Last updated: 10/05/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation┬┤s website
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