At a Glance
We focus on 7 urgent challenges: Food, Forests, Water, Ocean, Cities, Energy and Climate.
These are complemented by 4 cross-cutting centers: Business, Economics, Equity, and Finance.
We have over 1,700 staff in 12 international offices, who work with partners in over 50 countries to put the planet on a more sustainable pathway.
Mission and Values
Since its founding in 1982, WRI has been guided by its mission and core values which are integrated into all that we do.
Our mission: To move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
Transparency and Accountability
WRI relies on the generosity of our donors to drive outcomes that help the world to be a fairer, healthier and more sustainable place for people and the planet. We publish our financials annually to highlight our continued fiscal accountability. That's why WRI consistently receives top ratings from charity evaluators for our strong financial stewardship and commitment to transparency and accountability.
Commitment to Diversity
To achieve our global goals, WRI brings together a workforce from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. As the challenges of climate change, racial injustice, inequity and poverty are inseparable, so too are the solutions. We recognize that diversity in all of its forms is pivotal to our success. We aspire to foster an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and supported.
We have a deep bench of passionate experts who focus on the environment, economics, data and human development. We share our analysis via our peer-reviewed knowledge products, data platforms, and Insights.