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
 40
Global average
 33
Founded by
Founders: Ted Nordhaus | Michael Shellenberger
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Ted Nordhaus
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Ted Norhaus
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Ted Nordhaus
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Breakthrough Institute
 16
United States average
 36
Global average
 20
2019
Breakthrough Institute
 16
2017
Breakthrough Institute
 134
% Female staff
2019
Breakthrough Institute
38% 
United States average
46% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
Breakthrough Institute
60% 
United States average
27% 
Global average
33% 

Social

Likes (2019)
Breakthrough Institute
 8,405
United States average
 75,328
Global average
 27,922
Likes (2017)
Breakthrough Institute
 7,634
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Breakthrough Institute
 13,503
United States average
 34,931
Global average
 16,331
Followers (2018)
Breakthrough Institute
 12,251
Followers (2017)
Breakthrough Institute
 9,703
Subscribers (2019)
Breakthrough Institute
 1,701
United States average
 12,081
Global average
 6,574
Followers (2019)
Breakthrough Institute
 324
United States average
 15,724
Global average
 9,121
Followers (2019)
Breakthrough Institute
 1,750
United States average
 8,326
Global average
 6,899

Data notes

Last updated: 01/04/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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