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Our Vision: A clean, sustainable, resilient energy system that is equitable and promotes human and planetary health.

The Problem

Our energy system was built on the assumption that cheap, abundant fossil fuels would power growth for generations to come. It is apparent that these resources will not be cheap or abundant forever – and that using them to fuel our economy harms people and planet by polluting the air we breathe and devastating the climate through GHG emissions. Environmental justice communities are disproportionately impacted by environmental stressors and are heavily impacted by fossil fuel extraction. Past injustices of systemic racism and lack of investment in environmental justice communities have greatly contributed to the disparities in access to clean energy.

The scale and complexity involved in the mainstreaming of clean energy over the next decade presents many challenges. There is a need to solve for:

  • Outdated policies and incentives
  • Stale energy system design
  • Lack of capital for innovating and scaling clean energy solutions
  • Lack of engagement and participation by environmental justice communities
  • Lack of access to clean energy solutions for historically marginalized communities

The Opportunity

We believe that there is enormous opportunity for a clean, sustainable, and resilient energy system that centers around equitable outcomes is necessary to promote human and planetary health.

Long-Term Outcomes

By 2050, we aim for a world in which:

  1. Electrification and other zero-carbon energy options enable economy-wide decarbonization.
  2. There is universal consumer demand for affordable, accessible clean energy solutions.
  3. The energy system produces little to no air, water, or soil pollution – particularly in EJ communities.
  4. The energy sector has achieved net zero GHG emissions.
  5. Our energy system is more reliable –able to withstand extreme weather events and other disruptions.
  6. Clean energy fuels a just and equitable economy, including creating high quality jobs in EJ communities.

Near-Term Outcomes

By 2030, Builders Vision and its partners will have helped pave the way toward our long-term outcomes, as evidenced by the following shifts in the energy system:

  1. Communities, scientists, and energy system decision makers have the emissions data they need to accelerate learning and drive action locally and globally.
  2. Practical power market re-designs are developed, piloted, and implementing, creating a path for wholesale energy markets to adopt clean, renewable energy.
  3. The U.S. legislative and regulatory environment encourages the production, delivery, and consumption of clean energy – including prioritizing equitable access and ownership opportunities.
  4. More investment is channeled to market-based energy and climate solutions ready to scale.
  5. Workers are equipped with the skills to help grow emerging clean energy sectors, especially in EJ communities.
  6. Sustainable, clean energy products and services are the most cost-effective, default option available to customers.
  7. Communities across the U.S., especially EJ communities, have increased and equitable access to clean, renewable energy.
  8. EJ communities experience Improved health outcomes linked to the clean energy transition.

Our Approaches in Action

Check out our Impact Report

Across Builders Vision, we use three main approaches to generate positive and long-lasting impact in the food and agriculture system: deploy capital, support our partners "beyond the check", and advocate for change.

Deploying Capital

Each of our partners contribute to positive shifts in the energy system, most of which align to more than one of our near-term outcomes. As of June 2023, Builders Vision has committed over $1.8B to 125 of our Energy partners. These fund managers, companies, and grantees are working each and every day to make the energy system cleaner and more equitable.

Supporting Partners

Builders Vision is providing a range of value-add support to partners, including inroducing them to other investors and funders, providing advice on management and operations, supporting partners to build IMM capabilities, and connecting them to third-party resources, like marketing and legal support.

Advocating for Change

Builders Vision staff engage in a variety of activities to draw attention to solutions and efforts supporting an equitable clean energy transition. For example, Builders Initiative anchors Breakthrough Energy Catalyst platform and contributes to the Just Transition Fund.

Interested in learning more about our Energy work? Check out our Impact Report.

Read About Our Energy Partners:

Builders Vision is an impact platform which aims to shift markets and minds for good in pursuit of our vision for a humane and healthy planet. We seek to influence positive, long-lasting solutions in three key focus areas: Oceans, Food & Agriculture and Energy.


A healthy ocean system is a pillar of global environmental recovery, climate security, and economic prosperity.

Food & Agriculture

A food system that affords healthier food to all and restores the environment rather than harming it.

References to “S2G Ventures” (or “S2G”) in any Builders Vision content or website are intended to refer to a former division of Builders Vision, the personnel of which are no longer employed by Builders Vision and who have since formed and operate from S2G Investment Advisers, LLC, an independent entity that is not controlled by Builders Vision (or any affiliate thereof). Any information referencing “S2G” on this website was produced while S2G was a division of Builders Vision and is not intended to serve as an indication of any affiliation with, or endorsement of, S2G Investment Advisers, LLC (or any affiliate thereof).