Meeting the Moment
A strategic plan for values-based growth and scientific impact
Message from the President
I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished since our founding in 1985: Woodwell Climate has had an outsized influence on climate policy in all the countries and communities we touch, and opportunities to increase this impact grow every day and with every member added to our team.
As we chart our course for the future, we find ourselves in a rapidly changing climate in every sense of the word. We are growing, becoming more diverse and dispersed, broadening our range of expertise, and extending our reach and influence. At the same time, we are faced with ever more devastating impacts of human-caused climate change, a shifting funding landscape, and an even greater urgency to act.
Through an inclusive process involving our Board of Directors, management, scientists, and staff, we have developed a strategic plan to guide us forward through an uncertain future. This plan builds on our strengths and values, with particular focus on the impact of our science, operational and workplace excellence, and sustainable funding.
We have updated our mission statement and clearly articulated the vision and values that guide our work. We conduct our science, external engagement, and internal operations in accordance with these values, and to leverage our greatest strengths: our passionate, world-class staff; our rigorous, cutting-edge science; our strategic partnerships; and our strong reputation. We have also prioritized three strategic initiatives with timely and outsized potential to advance our mission.
The future is both daunting and exciting as we embrace humanity’s most urgent crisis and focus our formidable talent on building a healthy, sustainable, and equitable world. I invite you to join us in the work ahead.
Dr. R. Max Holmes
President & CEO