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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
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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

Al Gore: A New Kind of Tipping Point for Climate Action

  • Energy
  • Business
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
WRI President and CEO Dr. Andrew Steer with former Vice President Al Gore. The World Resources Institute hosts a reception and dinner, followed by a conversation with former Vice-President Al Gore at the Swedish Embassy (The House of Sweden) in Washington, DC on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.  Photo credit: James R. Brantley
  • Energy
  • Business
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy

3 Reasons Small Businesses Must Play a Large Role in Climate Change Resilience

  • Climate
  • Business
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
Farmers in Cambodia are threatened by the impacts of climate change. Photo credit: Asladhrra, Flickr
  • Climate
  • Business
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • Energy
  • Business
  • Economics
  • pollution
  • U.S. policy
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Finding Solutions for South Africa’s Coal-Fired Energy and Water Problems

  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
A communal water tap in Soweto, South Africa. Photo credit: E. Muench, Wikimedia Commons
  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
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Analyzing Outcomes from the UN Climate Summit

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
More than 125 heads of state and government officials gathered for the UN Climate Summit 2014 in New York City. Photo credit: Holger Dalkmann, WRI
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
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2 Questions for World Business Leaders at the UN Climate Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Business
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • United Nations
The UN Secretary General's Climate Summit will bring CEOs and heads of government to New York City on September 23, 2014. (Photo credit: Chris Ford, Flickr)
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Business
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • United Nations
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By the Numbers: The New Climate Economy

  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • energy efficiency
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
A new report shows that economic growth and action on climate change can now be achieved together. Photo credit: Walmart, Flickr
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • energy efficiency
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
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Sustainability at WRI: Our Annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Sustainability Report

  • Energy
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG emissions
  • corporate sustainability
Where in the world is WRI traveling? To better understand our business travel emissions and develop metrics for tracking changes, we instituted performance indicators, including emissions per staff and top destinations. Photo Credit: WRI
  • Energy
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG emissions
  • corporate sustainability

UNEP’s New Access to Information Policy Falls Short of True Transparency

  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • environmental democracy
UNEP describes itself as “the voice for the environment within the United Nations system…acting as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.” Photo Credit: UN/Flickr
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • environmental democracy
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