About Us

Concerted Efforts To Build Better.

Dream big with get more inspiring solutions from here.

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.

Landscape

key Areas

Transportation

Moving Toward Tomorrow.Getting around our communities and the world without emitting carbon.

Manufacturing
& Agriculture.

Manufacturing a Brighter Tomorrow and Feeding a Growing World. Making enough food for the planet without contributing to climate change.

Building

Building Toward a Better Future. Delivering zero-carbon electricity for our homes, offices, hospitals, schools, and more.

Electricity

Powering the Way Ahead. Delivering reliable, affordable,zero-carbon energy to the world.

Investment Strategy.

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.

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Board & Investors

A Partnership for Breakthrough Innovations

Mukesh Ambani

Chairman and Managing Director
Reliance Industries Limited
India

BOARD MEMBER

John Arnold

Co-chair
Laura & John Arnold Foundation
United States

BOARD MEMBER

Jeff Bezos

Founder & CEO
Amazon
United States

HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Chairman
Alwaleed Philanthropies
Saudi Arabia

Michael Bloomberg

Ceo
Bloomberg LP
United States

Bill Gates

Co-chair
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
United States

Richard Branson

Founder
Virgin Group
United Kingdom

Jack Ma

Executive Chairman
Alibaba Group
China