Last year brought huge political shocks to the environment and development communities. During WRI’s Annual Stories to Watch event, Andrew Steer highlighted how these trends may affect U.S. and international climate policy, business and investment, global energy markets and more this year.
Transitioning to a clean energy economy in the United States would cost $320 billion a year from 2020 to 2050, finds a new report from the Risky Business Project, but we'd save $366 billion a year in reduced fossil fuel costs alone.
More than $8.7 trillion of investment capital in U.S. markets is managed using environmental, social and governance factors, a 184 percent increase since 2010. Despite some lingering skepticism, new research shows sustainable investing is on a strong path forward.
Not a single fossil fuel company in the world discloses potential emissions from their reserves of oil, gas and coal – and that is a big problem.
The best guitar necks are made of mahogany, and the most sustainable guitar companies are finding innovative ways to source the wood without destroying its stock.
Black Friday sales may draw huge crowds, but this business model can't continue given current resource constraints. Some companies are already showing us what the future of consumption will look like.
The USDA and EPA launched 2030 Champions, a coalition of American businesses committed to reduce food loss and waste in their operations by 50 percent by 2030. Early members include Blue Apron, Campbell's Soup, General Mills and more.
Just 18 months after its launch, the Science Based Targets initiative announced that 200 companies have committed to set emissions reduction targets consistent with the global effort to keep temperatures well below the 2-degree threshold.
For the first time, Harvard Business Review incorporated environmental and social governance factors into its Best Performing CEOs ranking. A CEO ranked number one in 2014 fell to number 76 because of it.
Before the Flood explores how human activities, such as deforestation in Indonesia's Leuser ecosystem, are fueling global climate change. WRI Forest Legality Initiative Chip Barber reflects on his experience in the Leuser 30 years ago, and how the landscape has changed.