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Established in 2015 by Bill Gates and a coalition of private investors concerned about the impacts of accelerating climate change, Breakthrough Energy supports the innovations that will lead the world to net-zero emissions. We’re building on the proven model of public-private partnerships that Gates has already used to transform health, education, and public welfare around the world. Breakthrough Energy is encouraging the development of new net-zero energy technologies, championing policies that speed innovation from lab to market, and bringing together governments, research institutions, private companies, and investors to expand and enhance clean-energy investment.
Moving Toward Tomorrow.Getting around our communities and the world without emitting carbon.
Manufacturing a Brighter Tomorrow and Feeding a Growing World. Making enough food for the planet without contributing to climate change.
Building Toward a Better Future. Delivering zero-carbon electricity for our homes, offices, hospitals, schools, and more.
Powering the Way Ahead. Delivering reliable, affordable,zero-carbon energy to the world.
Like the Coalition, the Fund brings together individuals with the capital, the commitment, and the relationships to navigate the exceptionally complex process of developing and deploying breakthrough energy technologies. Our goal is to generate a financial return on our investments, each of which will have the potential of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We know that doing so requires creativity and flexibility, and we are eager to operate in novel ways to help pioneer energy solutions for the future. Our first investing principle is to leverage innovation as broadly as possible. We don’t limit ourselves to early- or late-stage companies; to small, medium, or large enterprises; or to particular geographies or technologies. One of the biggest challenges to investing in solutions to climate change is scale: things like agriculture, housing, and transportation that emit greenhouse gases operate at scales vastly larger than other human activities. As a result, fully deploying new technologies will take decades, not years. Given this timeline, it is critical not just to respond to today’s circumstances but also to anticipate tomorrow’s urgent needs.See Plan
A Partnership for Breakthrough Innovations
Chairman and Managing Director
Reliance Industries Limited
Laura & John Arnold Foundation
Founder & CEO
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation