This organisation may not be a traditional think tank. We have included it in this list as we deem it to be a 'boundary' organisation – in other words, it might have some qualities or characterstics of a think tank.

In 2003, Global Footprint Network, a nonprofit organization, was established to enable a sustainable future where all people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives within the means of one planet. An essential step in creating a one-planet future is measuring human impact on the Earth so They can make more informed choices. That is why its work aims to accelerate the use of the Ecological Footprint a resource accounting tool that measures how much nature is available, how much is used, and who uses what. The Ecological Footprint is a data-driven metric that tells us how close They are to the goal of sustainable living. Footprint accounts work like bank statements, documenting whether They are living within our ecological budget or consuming nature's resources faster than the planet can renew them.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.footprintnetwork.org/

Address:
1528 Webster Street, Suite 11

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Belgium, Ecuador, France, Germany, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates.
Operating languages
Chinese , English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
2003
Age (years)
Global Footprint Network
 21
United States average
 41
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: Mathis Wackernagel| Susan Burns
Founder gender: Both male and female co-founders
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): Laurel Hanscom
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2021
Global Footprint Network
 14
United States average
 38
Global average
 87
2017
Global Footprint Network
 19
% Female staff
2021
Global Footprint Network
 57%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 48%

Organisational performance

Financials
2019
Global Footprint Network
 $1,379,386
United States average
 $22,125,852
Global average
 $52,546,603
2015
Global Footprint Network
 $3,604,880

Social

Likes (2023)
Global Footprint Network
 36,397
United States average
 67,586
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2022)
Global Footprint Network
 35,206
Likes (2021)
Global Footprint Network
 34,820
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Global Footprint Network
 20,694
United States average
 48,035
Global average
 19,697
Followers (2021)
Global Footprint Network
 19,656
Followers (2019)
Global Footprint Network
 18,153
Subscribers (2023)
Global Footprint Network
 2,610
United States average
 19,521
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Global Footprint Network
 2,380
Subscribers (2021)
Global Footprint Network
 2,110
Followers (2023)
Global Footprint Network
 24,000
United States average
 15,945
Global average
 11,185
Followers (2022)
Global Footprint Network
 21,490
Followers (2021)
Global Footprint Network
 19,060
Followers (2022)
Global Footprint Network
 11,697
United States average
 28,583
Global average
 16,662
Followers (2019)
Global Footprint Network
 5,570

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Boundary organization (find out more): Yes
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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