The Energy, Environment and Resources Department seeks support from organizations which recognize the importance of independent and rigorously objective policy-focused research which will further understanding of critical issues of energy security, environmental protection and resource governance.

The department funds its activities through a combination of project grants from international organizations, government departments, non-governmental organizations and private foundations; fellowship support; and discretionary donations from corporate sponsors.

All research programmes and staff adhere to the Chatham House Principles for Independent Research and Convening.  For further information on Chatham House’s overall funding, please visit the Our Funding pages.

Current Supporters

The Energy, Environment and Resources Department would like to thank the following organizations for their current support of our work:

  • BHP Billiton
  • BP
  • Chevron
  • Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  • CLP Holdings Limited
  • David and Lucille Packard Foundation
  • Department for International Development, UK
  • European Climate Foundation
  • ExxonMobil
  • Ford Foundation
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK
  • Intesa Sanpaolo SpA
  • JMG Foundation
  • Korea Foundation
  • KR Foundation
  • MAVA Foundation
  • Merck Family fund
  • Natural Resources Governance Institute
  • Pew Charitable Trust
  • Research Councils UK
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Rothschild Foundation
  • Shell
  • Statoil
  • Toyota
  • Tullow Oil
  • Waterloo Foundation


For more information on any aspect of our work, please contact Gemma Green, Senior Manager

Further Information

The Energy, Environment and Resources Department’s approach views energy, environment and resources as central to issues of security, risk, commerce and sustainable development.

This is reflected in our multidisciplinary staff with expertise in economics, political science, natural science and the humanities. We combine analytical rigour with deep sector expertise and strong command of technical issues.

This analytical capability is underpinned by our understanding of geopolitical and political economy challenges, and by an extensive global network of contacts that draws from the business community, civil society, academia and governments.

Our work engages and connects stakeholders from these constituencies to inform our research, test new ideas, and enhance mutual understanding.

The impact of the department’s work is recognized internationally and its research is widely read and used by decision-makers in the public, private and not for profit sectors.

Our publications and experts receive regular international media coverage, including from the Financial Times, BBC, New York Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs and Caijing.

Supporters of the Energy, Environment and Resources Department include governments, companies and non-governmental organizations and foundations. Financial support can be provided to specific research activities or as core funding.

In addition to research briefings, core supporters receive invitations to the Fossil Fuel Expert Roundtable meeting series and appropriate research roundtables and seminars.