Corporate Social Responsibility

Our Four Pillars


Through international Impact Trek trips, employees have the opportunity to affect meaningful change in the countries we visit by using their expertise to provide infrastructure solutions in catastrophe-vulnerable geographies.

We also support our employees’ passion for fostering positive impact through our donation matching program and our annual global Helping Hands volunteer days.


RMS understands the implications of climate change on our planet and the global economy. We are committed to responsibly managing our impact on the environment as a core business practice.

We fulfill this commitment through:

  • +Our Employee Green Team
  • +Carbon Footprint Reporting
  • +Energy/Waste Conservation
  • +Pro bono work to understand climate change


Through our global partnerships, RMS leverages our expertise so that our staff can apply their knowledge and experience to situations and communities that lack resources. Through this work we can help solve some of the most pressing issues plaguing our world and increase our understanding of issues and trends central to our business.


We have an enduring commitment to improving communities around the world through our strategic partnerships.

For example, our philanthropic efforts with Build Change facilitate the construction of safer homes and schools in developing countries like Haiti and Indonesia. Our support of the Red Cross provides catastrophe relief in times of crisis to people who need it most.

Our Impact in Action

Build Change

Build Change works before and after disasters to design and retrofit safe buildings by training builders to make low-cost improvements, developing safe building standards and working with local/national governments to implement changes to protect vulnerable populations.

RMS partners with Build Change on our Impact Trek.

Risky Business

RMS is a partner of the Risky Business Initiative, an effort co-chaired by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, and Farallon Capital founder Tom Steyer to quantify and publicize the economic risks the United States faces from the impacts of a changing climate. For the report, RMS contributed modeling along the highly vulnerable coastal regions exposed to rising sea levels and the potential for changes in storm activity.

United Nations Partnerships

RMS partners with the United Nations to extend our scientific expertise to several key U.N. initiatives, including:

  • +U.N. Global Compact
  • +U.N. Office of Disaster Risk Reduction
  • +U.N. Caring for Climate project
  • +U.N. Principles for Sustainable Insurance
  • +UNEP Finance Initiative
  • +U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

100 Resilient Cities

RMS is a core partner of Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities project. The global initiative is dedicated to helping cities adopt and incorporates methods that protect them not only from acute shocks like earthquakes, fires, and floods but also from ongoing social stresses that weaken the structure of cities such as unemployment, food scarcity and water shortages.

As part of our commitment to the home of our headquarters – the Bay Area – we are partnering closely with the cities of San Francisco and Berkeley to quantify the economic risk of sea level rise and seismic risk, respectively.