What We Do

WRI is a global research organization that works with governments, businesses, multilateral institutions and civil society groups to develop practical solutions that improve people’s lives and protect nature. We organize our work around seven global challenges: Food, Forests, Water, Energy, Climate, the Ocean and Cities. We analyze these issues through the lenses of our four Centers of Excellence: Business, Economics, Finance and Governance.

As part of our "Count it, Change it, Scale it" approach, we work with partners to mobilize commissions and major global initiatives. These delivery platforms allow us to create large-scale change with lasting impact.

Our Global Reach

WRI works across a global network to develop practical solutions that improve people’s lives and protect nature. We have more than 1,200 staff and offices in 12 countries: Brazil, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. We work with partners in more than 50 countries.

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