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
 48
United States average
 41
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: Paul Raskin
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Paul Raskin
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): Paul Raskin
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Paul Raskin
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2023
Tellus Institute
 26
United States average
 51
Global average
 66
2021
Tellus Institute
 25
2020
Tellus Institute
 25
% Female staff
2023
Tellus Institute
 27%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 50%
2021
Tellus Institute
 32%
2020
Tellus Institute
 32%

Organisational performance

Financials
2015
Tellus Institute
 $956,599
United States average
 $20,875,302
Global average
 $57,395,241

Social

Likes (2023)
Tellus Institute
 1,223
United States average
 67,586
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2022)
Tellus Institute
 1,184
Likes (2021)
Tellus Institute
 1,175
Twitter
Followers (2024)
Tellus Institute
 1,648
United States average
 38,523
Global average
 18,119
Followers (2022)
Tellus Institute
 1,680
Followers (2021)
Tellus Institute
 1,640
Subscribers (2023)
Tellus Institute
 28
United States average
 19,521
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Tellus Institute
 24
Subscribers (2021)
Tellus Institute
 23
Followers (2023)
Tellus Institute
 530
United States average
 18,650
Global average
 12,007
Followers (2022)
Tellus Institute
 510
Followers (2019)
Tellus Institute
 410

Data notes

Last updated: 13/05/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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