C-ROADS is based on research originally conducted in the mid 1990s at MIT, and has been developed by a partnership of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Ventana Systems, and Climate Interactive. Ventana Systems is a leading simulation and consulting firm. The lead modeler at Ventana Systems on the project is Dr. Tom Fiddaman, whose 1997 MIT doctoral dissertation, supervised by Prof. John Sterman, forms the foundation of the C-ROADS model. Today C-ROADS is largely maintained by Climate Interactive, with ongoing input from Prof. John Sterman, Tom Fiddaman, and many others.

The development and use of C-ROADS has been supported by ClimateWorks, Active Philanthropy, Zennström Philanthropies, The Morgan Family Foundation, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Citigroup, Fidelity Investments, and others, all via grants and contributions via Climate Interactive. More on our current funders and partners here.

In-kind contributions have been made by multiple project partners.