The definitions of a forest, deforestation and zero deforestation are more complicated than you might think.
Decision-makers oftentimes treat the services that ecosystems provide—like water filtration or flood protection—as a free benefit. A new issue brief can help them account for nature's full worth.
A growing number of companies want utilities to provide access to long-term, fixed price renewable energy. Utilities that deliver are able to retain large customers, attract new ones and drive economic growth.
Caterpillar's Global Director of Sustainable Development, Tim Lindsey, explains how sustainability drives innovation.
Companies are realizing that managing water within their four walls is insufficient. Only coordinated, collective action can protect water resources and mitigate long-term business risks.
WASHINGTON (January 29, 2015)– The World Resources Institute announced that Kevin Moss will be the global director for its Business Center, which engages the private sector to advance corporate sustainability strategies worldwide. In this capacity, Moss will be a member of WRI’s global management team and will work with experts across the institute and its international offices.
Recent research from the New Climate Economy Report reveals that climate action can bring economic benefits.
By urging governments and other stakeholders to enact responsible policies on climate, multi-national corporations can help shift public perception away from the false dichotomy of “environment vs. economy” and create the political conditions for progress.
On Monday during COP20, the World Resources Institute (WRI), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) will unveil the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC), the first global standard to measure greenhouse gas emissions from cities. GPC will be the most widely endorsed standard for cities to measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions.
As more businesses take action on climate change, new research could help accelerate the trend by showing why it’s in U.S. companies’ economic best interests.
America’s smartest business leaders are pursuing a strategy unheard of a few short years ago: they are building economic growth while tackling climate change at its source.