March 11, 2020
By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street
We just posted our annual report — a special edition that shares highlights from our first 10 years and recaps activities from the past fiscal year (FY 2018-19).
The Pecan Street team had a lot of fun thinking back on everything we’ve accomplished so far — including the things we “failed fast” at. The report includes our staff picks for Top 10 achievements — I hope you enjoy reading about these projects as much as we enjoyed working on them.
Last year is best characterized as one of growth. We expanded to the East and West coasts with the dual goal of enhancing the geographic diversity of our datasets and creating regional research networks in New York and California. In 2019, we opened a satellite office at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, marking an important milestone in the organization’s growth.
We also expanded our areas of work from energy, water, and transportation to include natural climate solutions, like soil carbon sequestration, and produced reports that use Pecan Street’s unique datasets to address critical industry questions — our two latest reports focus on the carbon and grid impact of converting to all-electric heating and how foundations can deploy Program-Related Investment strategies.
Thank you to our partners and supporters who make our work possible, particularly to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, for its ongoing investment in growing Pecan Street’s impact.
I look forward to the next 10 years of innovation, creativity, and scientific breakthroughs.
If you would like to learn about how you can join and support our work, please don’t hesitate to contact me or my team.