WRI's new Green Targets Tool shows that only half of the world's largest private-sector banks have made a sustainable finance commitment — and the targets vary considerably.
The circular economy holds tons of promise, but it's not a silver bullet for employment, sustainability and prosperity. Companies and governments must carefully measure the anticipated and actual impact of these actions and ensure they take us in the right direction—not into a circular but even less sustainable future.
This paper provides a methodology to calculate and valuate the benefits of water stewardship activities. This new method enables businesses and other key stakeholders to better tackle shared water risks at catchment-scale.
The Business Roundtable's new "Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation" received a lot of positive press. That's surprising, because its take on corporate sustainability is insufficient and outdated.
More than 360 companies committed to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains by 2020. Most are not on track to meet this target, but Global Forest Watch Pro can help.
One-third of all food produced ultimately goes uneaten. Retailers and others are responding with clever inventions that reduce food loss and waste in stores, supply chains and homes.
WRI's Better Buying Lab researches ways to get more people to eat plant-based foods. One early finding: Changing the name of one Panera soup from "low-fat vegetarian black bean" to "Cuban black bean" boosted sales by 13 percent.
From sustainable fashion to "micromobility," seven stories playing out in 2019 will influence the future of environment and international development.
One garbage truck of clothes is burned or sent to landfills every second! This linear fashion model of buying, wearing and quickly discarding clothes negatively affects people and the planet’s resources.
WASHINGTON—Join us for World Resources Institute's Stories to Watch 2019 on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Dr. Andrew Steer, president & CEO, will share insights on emerging trends in the economy, politics, environment and international development that will shape the world in the coming year.
Advancing sustainable water management in the private sector by driving innovation in water-related data, tools and strategies.
From record-breaking temperatures to rampant wildfires, the signs of climate change are everywhere. Companies can respond by measuring their emissions, setting science-based targets to reduce them and pricing carbon.
Most people blame consumers for the 1.3 billion tons of trash the world generates every year. The reality is that there are more systemic issues at play.
Small farmers could be key actors in reforming Indonesia's palm oil industry, which has been linked to child and forced labor, deforestation and the demise of iconic species like orangutans. But they can't do it without support from government and corporations.
Forested nations like Gabon are just starting to develop commodities like palm oil. But as more companies commit to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains, will Gabon get left behind?
Vietnam's businesses and government could chart an unprecedented shift toward towards clean energy for Southeast Asia — if they can first address some key barriers.
To address climate change, business leaders will ultimately need more supportive policies from governments. Here's how the two can work together.
Renewable energy buying programs have made big strides, but new approaches and more outreach are needed to bring additional buyers into the fold.
World Resources Institute (WRI) is celebrating 35 years of impact at its biennial Courage to Lead dinner honoring Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation, and Feike Sijbesma, Chairman and CEO, Royal DSM, on Thursday, October 12 at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City.
During Fashion Week, the apparel industry's sizeable impacts on people, land and water are a topic for concern. Making fashion sustainable begins with measurement and analysis of these impacts.