Mission, Purpose, and Values

Our purpose is to… 
…galvanize America’s will to act by telling the stories of people impacted by or fighting to halt climate change.

Our mission is to…
… change the conversation to inspire, inform, and elevate constructive and equitable action on climate change.

Our values guide us by humbly practicing and honoring…

  • Strategic Vision/Perspective
  • Accuracy with Integrity
  • Racial Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Compassionate Connection
  • Resilient Service

With the aspirations for…

  • Global Transformation

Our Values, in Practice:

Strategic Vision
We balance strategic vision with a thoughtful perspective. We work hard to couple cold-eyed analysis and strategy with a big-picture perspective and nimbleness to elevate climate conversations.

Accuracy and Integrity
We commit to accuracy with integrity. We responsibly deliver timely, expert communications based on scientific fact, uplifting the truths that Indigenous peoples, frontline organizations, and communities of color have to share. We strive for balance, precision, and clarity and work to share information in an accessible way.

Racial Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
We aspire to a just and equitable world, to confront systemic racism, and to strive for a society where all people have access to safe water, clean air, and a stable climate. We will balance knowledge with listening, empathy, inclusion, humility, and responsibility.

We practice connection with a willingness to listen, learn, reflect, grow, change, and be changed. We promise compassionate collaborations so that we may communicate with humility and vulnerability.

We serve the climate community while prioritizing patience and persistence, compassion, and humanity. We will humbly support those who want to advance the mission with solidarity because every action moves us toward our mutual mission.

We aspire to a just transformation of the exploitative economic systems that drive climate change for the betterment of all while prioritizing communities and people most impacted and recognizing there are many definitions of justice. While there will be setbacks, dark days, and discomforts, we will remain resilient and find hope in the work. We will practice our values in honor of our mission and we will celebrate our successes.

What we do:

Climate Nexus provides strategic communications services and products to drive substantive and lasting change on climate, energy, and water issues. We work with and through partners to engage with selected audiences including journalists, thought leaders, influencers, policymakers, funders, and moveable subsets of the American public.

The services we provide are narrative building; messaging guidance; polling; digital communications; media relations; creative content development; spokesperson identification, training, and capacity building. What makes Climate Nexus unique is our deep issue expertise, a broad network of partners from the frontlines to the Hill, deep media and digital intelligence and relationships, and real-time news-cycle responsiveness. Working primarily behind the scenes and not seeking credit, we are essentially a multiplier as well as a network connector.

Whether we receive funding to work on a specific issue (e.g., finance, methane, offshore wind) or whether we are drawing from our general operating support, these are the services we provide. For project-funded initiatives, we may provide services that fall outside of those listed above, which will be determined on a project-by-project basis.

Climate Nexus is a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors,
a 501(c)3 organization.