The Business Center works with multinational companies to help their businesses drive sustainable development.
Tomorrow’s Markets, a research project launched in 2016, is guiding the Business Center’s approach to private sector engagement. Based on the recognition that private sector impacts on natural resources will rise sharply as the global middle class expands, the project shows how corporations can tap these opportunities while preserving and enhancing resources for future generations.
WRI works directly with companies to put these principles into action. More than 200 companies have joined Science Based Targets, a joint initiative of WRI, CDP, WWF and the UN Global Compact, committing to greenhouse gas emission cuts that support global climate goals. A 2016 WRI working paper with Mars, Incorporated looks at how companies can comprehensively manage their impacts on land, water and climate to operate within planetary boundaries for decades to come.