Independent Institute

Founding Year: 1986



Independent Institute (1986; Oakland, CA;

The public-policy research and educational organization works to shape “ideas into profound and lasting impact through publications, conferences, and effective multi-media programs. ” Their mission is to “advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity.” They work to create “transformational ideas for today’s most pressing social and economic challenges, and by “connecting these ideas with organizations and networks, we inspire action that can unleash an era of unparalleled human flourishing at home and around the globe.”


Leadership: David J. Theroux (Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer)

Independent Institute contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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