How We Work

We’re energy and climate changemakers.

We work to improve lives by transforming the global energy system to secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. This is what motivates us to go above and beyond. Only by working closely with organizations (e.g., government agencies, companies, community groups, utilities, regulators, etc.) around the world and utilizing our multi-faceted skills to the fullest is this possible. We believe in being catalysts for the energy transformation. RMI is leading the way.

We believe everyone’s contributions matter.

At RMI, we believe in deep collaboration and coalition building. Our teams and external partners work as one to deliver a zero-carbon future. We rally together and embrace new thinking to overcome challenges daily. It’s tough work to tackle alone, and here, team members never have to. We laugh together. We face challenges together. We support and empathize with one another as we deliver innovative solutions. All team members contribute to our success.

We are proud of our work.

People can’t help but feel the buzz of energy we all bring to our critical, time-sensitive work. Our employees experience the satisfaction that comes from joining a diverse and highly skilled global team clearly focused on our mission. We stand by our outstanding reputation, our innovative work, and our strong relationships with partners and each other. We’re a true collaborative think-do-scale tank that does more than research possibilities—we’re making a difference every day. And we’re proud of that.

We are a talent incubator.

When a new employee joins RMI, they work side-by-side with some of the brightest thought leaders focused on energy transformation. The challenge and scope of our work gives everyone more opportunities to lead and grow in pursuit of our shared mission. We are nimble, which gives us more ways to impact outcomes. We prioritize and invest in personal and professional development and growth. Everyone benefits from having a wide range of experiences and access to training and mentorship. We push ourselves further with the support of one another and thrive in a dynamic environment. RMI alumni take their talents further because of the training and experience they gain.

Laurie Stone
"The best thing about working at RMI is knowing that I am part of transforming the energy system and creating a better future for not only my son but all the children on the planet."
Laurie Stone – Senior Writer/Editor