Research shows that ambition to tackle big sustainability problems can emerge when the private and public sector recognize and reciprocate one another's efforts. Right now, one such "ambition loop," which aims to reduce deforestation related to your chocolate bars, is in danger of stalling out.
Too much food is lost or wasted, and the lack of efficiency is very bad for the climate. A progress report suggests that governments and businesses need to do more if they're going to meet Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, which calls for the world to halve food loss and waste by 2030.
Climate experts have long considered heavy transportation one of the hardest parts of the economy to clean up. But new research shows that trucking, shipping and aviation can in fact become carbon-neutral, at very low cost.
Japan has as many companies with science-based targets for reducing climate emissions as anyone but the United States. The secret? They're the only country that offers government support to companies trying to set targets, part of a broader emphasis on private sector engagement in the country's climate plan.
This guidance provides recommendations for companies in the apparel and footwear sector to set science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. It provides case studies on best practices in target setting and strategies for achieving emissions reductions.
More than 500 companies representing $10 trillion have committed to adopting science-based emissions-reduction targets. These actions aren't just good for the climate – research shows they can be good for bottom lines.
Public-private collaboration must upend the current paradigm of waste management and replace it with a circular economy that is regenerative by design.
Share your "climate story." Meet policymakers where they are. Push government to be bolder. This is your 2019 corporate climate lobbyist checklist.
As climate impacts like drought and extreme rain hit parts of Africa, entrepreneurs are finding ways to climate-proof their land and agricultural businesses. Two companies at the recent Land Accelerator in Nairobi explain what adaptation measures they are taking.
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.
Europe feels a long way from Yokohama, site of a recent world forum on the circular economy. But Europe is actually at the forefront of the global push for sustainability, which offers a huge competitive advantage.
This publication updates the 2014 version of Sourcing Legally Produced Wood, which provided information on illegal logging and associated trade, public and private procurement policies, export country logging and log export bans, and introductory guidance to the wood products legality legislation in the United States, the EU, and Australia.
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.
Water risk poses a major risk to businesses. While there are a variety of publicly-available frameworks for guiding corporate water action, five key trends have emerged, from data disclosure to changing company culture.
Mahindra Rise Chairman Anand Mahindra told a World Economic Forum crowd that climate action is “the next century’s biggest business and financial opportunity.”
By many accounts, 2017 has been a disastrous year for important environmental and economic issues. But even the most adverse conditions may hold unexpected blessings. WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer assesses this last year and the opportunities ahead in 2018.
With shareholder resolution at ExxonMobil, investors signal need for businesses to plan for low-carbon future.
Business markets are shifting towards sustainable models, and science, marketing, innovation and cooperation will be key to success.
Planetary resource limits mean businesses will soon have to make revolutionary, not incremental, changes.
New research from WRI recommends business leaders address unchecked consumption and embrace new business models.