About TERI - the Tata Energy Research Institute
It was in this spirit that Mr Seth decided to establish TERI - the Tata Energy Research Institute - in 1974. Ever ready for utilizing a share of the profits of companies that he led for larger social purposes, Mr Seth provided a decent sum from two companies he chaired for establishing TERI's corpus. He was eager to see the development of the Institute such that it would make a difference to the way people think about energy and help create a structure that would minimize pollution and harmful environmental impacts. His style of working as the Chairman of TERI was to provide encouragement, inspiration, and moral support to the Director and staff of the Institute without ever interfering with the operational decision-making.