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.
With the Paris Agreement clearing the final hurdle to enter into force, the world is now unmistakably on a low-carbon path. WRI Business Center Director Kevin Moss highlights three ways business can take action.
Most companies set sustainability targets based on what is considered feasible or competitive rather than what is necessary to preserve Earth's resources for future generations. With help from WRI, Mars is doing things differently.
Sustainability is an increasingly salient business issue as population growth and rising incomes put unprecedented strain on the ecosystems that are essential to human wellbeing. Most companies set environmental performance targets, but they often aim for what is feasible or competitive rather...
Local governments throughout Brazil have long-struggled with how to solve the air pollution, traffic congestion and safety issues caused by rising car ownership. The state government of Minas Gerais may have found a solution.
Many guitar makers use "figured" wood, desired for its wavy or rippled appearance. Bigleaf maple from the U.S. Pacific Northwest can act as a sustainable and beautiful source of figured wood.
In 2013, only 33 of the top 100 highest-paid government contractors reported their emissions to CDP, a global emissions reporting platform. A new proposal from the White House could change that.
More and more companies are profiting through the “circular economy,” or an economic model by which waste is not just avoided, but completely re-envisaged.
The Science-Based Targets initiative to cut corporate greenhouse gas emissions has met and exceeded its first goal, with more than 165 companies committed to use the best climate science to inform their carbon reduction decisions. SBTs are succeeding because they take the guesswork out of the process of shrinking businesses' carbon footprints.