Our mission and values define WRI as an institution. Our values are not rules, but shared ideals and understanding that bind us together. Along with our mission and our commitment to excellence in everything we do, they articulate who we are and what we believe, influence our goals, guide our actions, and help us to explain our aspirations to others.
Honesty, candor and openness must guide our work to ensure credibility and to build trust.
To lead change for a sustainable world, we must be creative, forward-thinking, entrepreneurial, and adaptive.
We believe that change in human behavior is urgently needed to halt the accelerating rate of environmental deterioration.
Our effectiveness depends on work that is uncompromised by partisan politics, institutional or personal allegiances, or sources of financial support.
Our relationships are based on the belief that all people deserve respect.