Mission and Goals

About Us

We are an independent, multi-dimensional organization, with capabilities in research, policy, consultancy and implementation. We are innovators and agents of change in the energy, environment, climate change and sustainability space, having pioneered conversations and action in these areas for over four decades.

We believe that resource efficiency and waste management are the keys to smart, sustainable and inclusive development. Our work across sectors is focused on

  • Promoting efficient use of resources
  • Increasing access and uptake of sustainable inputs and practices
  • Reducing the impact on environment and climate

Our research, and research based solutions have had a transformative impact on industry as well as communities. We have fostered international collaboration on sustainability action by creating a number of platforms and forums. We do this by translating our research into technology products, technical services, as well as policy advisory and outreach.

Headquartered in New Delhi, we have regional centres and campuses in Gurugram, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Mumbai, Panaji, and Nainital. Our 750-plus team of scientists, sociologists, economists and engineers delivers insightful, high quality action-oriented research and transformative solutions supported by state- of-the-art infrastructure.

Our Mission

TERI’s mission is to usher transitions to a cleaner and sustainable future through the conservation and efficient use of energy and other resources, and innovative ways of minimizing and reusing waste.

Mission and Goals

Our Goals

We pursue our mission by working towards the following key goals:


Our Methods

Our success of over four decades is a result of a multitude of approaches:

  • Interdisciplinary and integrated research and analyses
  • Evidence and data based decision making
  • Taking solutions from lab to pilot and field scale
  • Early validation of business models
  • Enhancing livelihood through new technologies and practices
  • Policy advisory and consultancy
  • Education and outreach to influence decisions and consumer behavior
  • Capacity building and handholding of stakeholders
  • Partnerships across stakeholders, nationally and internationally

Our Promise

In all the work that we do, we fulfill one or more of the following promises:


Our values define the way we live as an institution. They are the foundation of our shared beliefs and guiding principles that bring us together as individuals and teams, and help us in realizing our vision.


We work together internally and externally to maximise shared knowledge and impact, by enabling and integrating multi domain expertise.


We adhere to the high standards of professionalism and ethics, by upholding honesty, trust and courage in all our relationships with all our stakeholders.


We approach our objectives with fortitude and perseverance, to create lasting impact in a dynamic and challenging environment.


We nurture people, ideas, knowledge and practices by inculcating principles of empathy trust and commitment, towards  fulfilling relationships.


We create progressive, transformative and resilient solutions through continuous improvement.


We engage, support and enable people from varied backgrounds and opinions in our work and workplace.