Social Responsibility

The Four Pillars of Our Mission

People

Planet

performance

PHILANTHROPY

The Impact Trek trip with philanthropic partner Build Change was a truly meaningful experience that highlighted the importance of our mission to help create more resilient communities.

- Chesley Williams, Senior Project Director and Impact Trek participant

The Impact Trek trip with philanthropic partner Build Change was a truly meaningful experience that highlighted the importance of our mission to help create more resilient communities.

- Chesley Williams, Senior Project Director and Impact Trek participant

Partners in Philanthropy

RMS partners with Build Change to design and retrofit safe buildings before and after disasters by training builders to make low-cost improvements, develop safe building standards and work with local/national governments to implement positive change. 

RMS is a partner of the Risky Business Initiative. This effort, co-chaired by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, and Farallon Capital founder Tom Steyer quantifies the economic risks the United States faces from a changing climate. 

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

  • + U.N. Global Compact 
  • + U.N. Office of Disaster Risk Reduction 
  • + U.N. Caring for Climate project 
  • + UNEP Finance Initiative 

RMS is a core partner of Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities project. As a commitment to the home of our headquarters - the Bay Area - we are partnering with San Francisco and Berkeley to quantify the economic risk of sea level rise and seismic risk.