Once isolated Paraguay has changed radically due to a boom in soybean exports, which has brought changes in land and pesticide use.
Beijing Shenwu Thermal Energy Company, a once struggling small enterprise, is revolutionizing China's industrial energy consumption by making it more efficient and cleaner.
Trends to Watch is WRI's annual forecast of emerging issues that will have major impacts on environmental coverage in 2008. On climate change: what will happen between COP-13 in Bali, and COP-14 in Poznan? What role will China play? Will we see new legislation and regulations from Congress or the EPA? Where will biofuels and technology go? Where will the water come from? WRI President Jonathan Lash makes his predictions at the National Press Club.
p style="text-indent: 0.5in" class="MsoNormal">WRI President Jonathan Lash has been named to the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics listing by Ethisphere Magazine, a new "global publication dedicated to illuminating the important correlation between ethics and profit." The list, which will appear in the Q4 issue available in December, recognized individuals for "inspiring change in business ethics."
p>Each year, we evaluate the impact of our work in four sustainable development goal areas and announce our top ten outcomes. Each is a glimpse of what's possible when we work together as a global community.
The Business Case for Corporate Use of Renewable Energy in Europe
This WRI policy brief gives an overview of the benefits that are motivating businesses in Europe to switch to renewable energy.
The Business Case for Community Consent
This report seeks to build the "business case" for sponsors of large-scale, high-impact projects to treat the consent of the host community as a requirement of project development....
Global Technology Deployment to Stabilize Emissions
An analysis of ways to promote the policy and market structures for deploying low-carbon technologies to mitigate climate change. This report is a collaboration between WRI and the Goldman Sachs Center for Environmental Markets.
Market Size and Business Strategy at the Base of the Pyramid
Discussions of base of the economic pyramid (BOP) markets have, until now, relied principally on business case studies and rough estimates of market size. The Next 4 Billion uses previously unreleased data to measure market opportunity at the BOP.
Jonathan Lash's testimony before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee...