Think tank

Tellus Institute

Boston, United States

Tellus Institute was established in 1976 as an interdisciplinary, not-for-profit research and policy organization. Our aim was, and is, to bring scientific rigor and systemic vision to critical environmental and social issues. They have worked at all geographic levels—global, regional, national, local, and enterprise—bringing an integrated perspective to bear on environmental, social, and economic questions. Key thematic foci have included energy, water, sustainable communities, corporate responsibility, and climate change, with projects often featuring the development of alternative scenarios of the future. At Tellus, They are now embarked on a new phase, reframing our programs around the larger mission of advancing a just and sustainable planetary civilization. This Great Transition would entail a fundamental shift in human values and in the ways They produce, consume, and live. The key is balancing the rights of all people now alive with those of future generations and the wider community of life. Realizing this depends on generating viable, attainable visions of another world, cultivating a sense of global citizenship, and engaging in collective action for systemic change. These are the aims that animate the research, outreach, and network-building efforts of the Tellus Institute.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.tellus.org/

Address:
2 Garden Street Boston, MA 02138 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
1976
Age (years)
Tellus Institute
 45
United States average
 38
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: Paul Raskin
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Paul Raskin
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Paul Raskin
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Paul Raskin
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Tellus Institute
 25
United States average
 37
Global average
 75
2020
Tellus Institute
 25
2017
Tellus Institute
 7
% Female staff
2021
Tellus Institute
 0%
United States average
 1%
Global average
 0%
2020
Tellus Institute
 32%

Organisational performance

Financials
2015
Tellus Institute
 $956,599
United States average
 $21,202,947
Global average
 $57,160,467

Social

Likes (2021)
Tellus Institute
 1,175
United States average
 86,720
Global average
 31,384
Likes (2019)
Tellus Institute
 1,121
Likes (2017)
Tellus Institute
 998
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Tellus Institute
 1,640
United States average
 46,914
Global average
 18,429
Followers (2019)
Tellus Institute
 1,539
Followers (2018)
Tellus Institute
 1,486
Subscribers (2021)
Tellus Institute
 23
United States average
 15,378
Global average
 5,254
Subscribers (2019)
Tellus Institute
 21
Followers (2019)
Tellus Institute
 410
United States average
 8,453
Global average
 6,628

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Wikipedia: List of think tanks
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