Our Approach




Altru Institute creates efficiency through simple communications and collaboration. We identify big complicated challenges, then set about to improve the performance of all those addressing these problems by fostering improved communications and intelligence among each.


Research. We start by identifying the major challenges that are affecting our world today. So far, we have focused on sustainability, energy, technology, and health. We then research all who are involved in our chosen areas-of-interest. Who are the key players? Which thought leaders and change-makers are making the most impact? What new innovations are changing the market? 

Ecosystem Reports. We build a database of the people and organizations most capable of having an impact. These will curated into Altru Ecosystem Reports, which will be published and housed at the United Nations. These reports serve as innovation barometers, gauging where we stand and where we can go. By aggregating the best initiatives for these key themes, our reports link together those who are truly making a difference.

Innovation Platform. We create a repository for organizing information from across the field. We develop a platform of communications and connectivity at our news site and through our newsletter, which serves to keep our database of players informed as to important developments.

Community. We regularly bring together key players around theme issues. We organize conferences, summits, and salons throughout the world.  

  • Salons. These evening events are held in relaxed settings at the Altru Loft (Midtown East, steps away from the United Nations) and other private residences throughout the United States. Salons bring 15 to 30 Altru members to engage fellow thought leaders in intimate conversations on important topics. 

  • Annual Winter Meeting in Davos.  Our Annual Winter Meeting takes place in Davos, Switzerland during the week of the World Economic Forum. This is a rare opportunity to present the curated and well-researched initiatives and host a range of programming at the same time as connecting to build long term collaborative relationships with a range of global leaders.

  • Investor Conferences. These are showcases and networking oriented intended to help fund the most promising companies, technologies, and projects related to Altru Initiatives.  Cancer initiative has held three such meetings since early 2018.

  • Reports. An annual report to global leaders about the findings and progress. This report is presented at the Altru Institute Winter meeting in Davos and at other meetings throughout the year. Our objective is to create the most respected and well researched annual report with metrics.