By facilitating conversations to achieve policy solutions for environmental and economic progress, the Environmental Initiative is able to bring together leaders from business, nonprofits and government to work in partnership. They have been responsible for helping create the Clean Water Legacy Act, developing a plan to reduce carbon dioxide, and have identified and overcome barriers and strategies in order for Minnesota to meet mandated energy efficiency savings goals. As a part of the Give to the Max Day, Environmental Initiative was one of many nonprofits Atomic Data matched employee donations, making the gift four times its original size.