About

our mission and management team

Who We Are

Impact Observatory is a mission-driven technology company bringing artificial intelligence (AI) powered algorithms and on-demand data to sustainability and environmental risk analysis for governments, non-profit organizations, companies, and markets. Founded in 2020 and based in Washington, DC, and Santa Fe, NM, Impact Observatory’s goal is to empower global decision-makers to be planetary superheroes, with the timely, actionable science-based insights they need to succeed.


Impact Observatory was founded while Steve Brumby and Sam Hyde were staff members at the National Geographic Society. During that time, the Society helped develop the open source technology that Impact Observatory continues to develop and use today.