Message from the CEO: Coronavirus Update

Dear RMI community, friends,

As the situation with the coronavirus quickly evolves, please know that we have taken proactive steps to protect our staff and partners, and the communities where we live and work globally. We have a team dedicated to our response during this challenging time, and we are taking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and localities where we work.

The guidance is clear that “social distancing” helps slow the spread of this virus. As our team in China faced the first wave of COVID-19 outbreak we closed the office in January and supported our team in working from home as possible, while balancing the emerging needs of their families and communities. As of this week, all of our offices are closed, with staff working through virtual means. While work travel and major events are suspended, we are actively deploying other ways to make mission progress even during these uncertain times. We are shifting to virtual and digital platforms such as webinars (more details to come soon).

This is a very difficult and uncertain time for everyone, but we are not losing sight of the importance of our work. We remain committed to help our global community build back better and remain dedicated to our mission of ensuring a clean, prosperous low-carbon energy future for the world. We hope you and yours are staying healthy and we look forward to better times for our continued work together.



Jules Kortenhorst