Houses crudely constructed from sheets of cardboard and aluminum start to appear just south of the Mexico-United States border and stretch across the Mexican landscape. These homes, which are often overcrowded, unstable and made of dangerous materials, provide stark visual evidence of Mexico’s severe housing shortage.
A Mexican company uses microbes to reduce chemicals used in agriculture and water treatment.
A company selling refurbished photocopiers creates jobs while reducing electronic waste.
A renewable energy company provides clean electricity and job opportunities to India’s rural poor.
A company sourcing Brazil nuts creates both environmental benefits and solid profits.
Bringing clean energy to India's rural poor consumers creates cascading economic and social benefits, in addition to profits.
WRI’s annual MindShare Meeting helps companies stay in front of the latest environmental trends.
Is it possible to do good in the world while also making a profit? A growing group of investors, known as “impact investors”, believe that it is.
Limited transparency around corporate sustainability risks can lead to investments that are bad for the environment, and investors' bottom lines.
Leading companies are learning the value of ecosystems services, to the environment and to the bottom line.
Ecolabelindex.com allows consumers and companies to compare green certifications side-by-side.
How do consumers and institutional buyers know if something is ‘green’ or ‘ecofriendly’? As environmental qualities are often imperceptible in the final product, producers need to make them visible to consumers.
Update from the star-studded launch of a new chain of sustainable restaurants.
Despite projections, many financial analysts ignore the risks and opportunities associated with environmental trends. ENVEST seeks to change this.
A recent U.S. government raid on illegally sourced wood is a wake-up call to businesses.
What is the Lacey Act and how can companies comply? This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions.
How industry has learned to live with (and perhaps even love) cap-and-trade in Europe.
What goes on behind the scenes of the different eco-labels? A new survey from WRI and Ecolabelling.org will find out.
Has cap-and-trade in Europe worked? WRI’s Senior Fellow Jill Duggan, who helped implement the EU trading scheme, sorts the myths from reality.