Our Values

Our values are the behaviours that are needed to achieve our mission.

Employees, trustees and partners of Cool Earth should act with integrity, comply with laws, maintain a professional work environment and adhere to company policies. They should treat supporters, partners and colleagues ethically at all times.

In addition, Cool Earth believes certain values and behaviours should underpin everything we do.

Four values sit at the heart of Cool Earth and shape everything we do:

  • We are curious about everything
  • We share information openly, broadly and deliberately
  • We keep only our highly effective people
  • We are candid with each other

Under the heading of Experimental, Partnering, Effective, and Accountable, there are fifteen behaviours that are expected from every member of Cool Earth. The more the statements under these headings sound like you, the more likely you are to thrive at Cool Earth.


You challenge prevailing assumptions, suggest better approaches and always cross-check instincts against data and data against instincts.

You make tough decisions without agonising, take smart risks and are open to possible failure.

You contribute effectively outside of your speciality and make connections that others miss.

You embrace change and learn rapidly and eagerly.


You collaborate effectively with people from any background or culture.

You never assume that you know best.

You nurture and embrace different perspectives to make better decisions.

You intervene if someone else is being marginalised.


You demonstrate consistently strong performance so colleagues can rely on you.

You help your colleagues perform better in their role.

You respect process, but if bureaucracy hinders results, you call it out.


You only say things about fellow employees that you would say to their face.

You are known for your candour and being non-political.

You admit your mistakes freely, openly and early.

You treat people with respect independent of their status or disagreement with you.

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