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This is Leadership: Why Companies Are Setting Emissions Goals Based on Science

  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • climate science
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • greenhouse gases
The Science-Based Targets initiative aims to enlist 100 companies to setting greenhouse gas reduction targets based on the latest climate science. Photo by Stephanie Meshke/Flickr
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • climate science
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • greenhouse gases
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3 Activities that Can Help Investors Become More “Climate Friendly”

  • Climate
  • Business
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
Solar panels at the Nellis Air Force Base in the United States. Photo by U.S. Air Force/Wikimedia Commons
  • Climate
  • Business
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels

Responding to Resource Scarcity: Supply Chain Perspectives

  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • Business
Renewable materials offer clear benefits over their conventional counterparts, so why aren't more businesses using them? Photo by Sam Beebe/Flickr
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • Business
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Extending Indonesia’s Forest Moratorium Is a Win for Business

  • deforestation
  • Economics
  • biodiversity
  • Business
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Economics
  • biodiversity
  • Business
  • Forests
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What Does it Really Mean When a Company Commits to “Zero Deforestation”?

  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • deforestation
  • Forests
Flora and fauna of the Borneo Rainforest. Photo by Bill Barclay, Rainforest Action Network
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • deforestation
  • Forests
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“Revaluing” Ecosystems to Include Nature’s Value on Balance Sheets

  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Economics
  • natural infrastructure
  • Business
  • natural resources
While oceans support lucrative fisheries, these benefits are rarely accounted for in ledgers. Photo by Pedro Ramirez Jr./U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Economics
  • natural infrastructure
  • Business
  • natural resources

An Opportunity for Cooperative Clean Energy Solutions for Utilities and Companies

  • electric grid
  • Business
  • renewable energy
A solar array in California. Photo by Steve Jurvetson/Flickr.
  • electric grid
  • Business
  • renewable energy
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Solar panels in Palo Alto, California. Photo by Richard Masoner/Flickr
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
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Water Stewardship: Good for Business, Good for Sustainable Development

  • Aqueduct
  • Business
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
River Hubelj in Slovenia. Photo by nejcbole/Flickr
  • Aqueduct
  • Business
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
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What do Apple, Citi and Shell Have in Common?

  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
It's a pleasant surprise to see growing acceptance for the importance of low-carbon power from some of the world’s biggest traditional energy firms. Photo by Aeon Solar/Flickr.
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
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Putting Citi’s $100 Billion Environmental Finance Initiative in Context

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
In its 2013 Global Citizenship Report, Citi reported more than $2 billion for solar financing. Photo by Walmart/Flickr
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
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How Do You Measure the Emissions Locked in Fossil Fuel Reserves?

  • Energy
  • Business
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • fossil fuels
If emissions continue unabated, the world is on track to exhaust its "carbon budget" within three decades. Photo by Mingjia Zhou/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Business
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • fossil fuels
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Reforming 3 Systems Can Create a New Climate Economy in India

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Business
Traffic congestion in Calcutta, India. Photo by frederik_rowing/Flickr
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Business
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RELEASE: Kevin Moss to Lead WRI’s Business Center

  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy

6 Stories to Watch in 2015: Global Climate Deal, Sustainable Development Goals, Rising Water Risks and More

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
Andrew Steer presented 2015's Stories to Watch before a packed house at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. Photo by Bill Dugan/WRI
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch

So What Did We Learn in 2014?

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
2014 shifted the needle toward a more sustainable future. Photo by David Drodge/The Pembina Institute
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business

WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
During "Raaghiri Days" in Indian cities, streets are closed to cars to encourage walking and biking. Photo by Carol Mitchell/Flickr
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct

Intelligent Imagining: Scenarios to Manage Water as the Climate Changes

  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate change
A watershed in the Central American Dryland Corridor, a protected area meant to foster biodiversity and sustainable development, in Trifinio, Guatemala. Photo Credit: Paul Reig/WRI
  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate change

A New Climate Economy: Shifting Corporate America onto a Low-Carbon Path

  • Energy
  • Economics
  • Business
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
From left to right: Amy Harder, Chad Holliday, Ken Gayer, and Andrew Steer. Photo credit: Bill Dugan, WRI
  • Energy
  • Economics
  • Business
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset